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You Don't Have to Yell

Feb 25, 2021

Mattias Polborn, Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, discusses the impact gerrymandering has on political polarization, and an innovative solution that involves letting both parties taking turns packing voters into districts, instead of just the one in power.

Feb 18, 2021

Professor Bob Talisse of Vanderbilt University discusses how politics and consumer branding have blended to the point where we live, shop, and eat in places entirely separate from those who think differently than us, and how this contributes to the polarization we see today.

Feb 11, 2021

After years working as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill, Caleb Paxton left DC and embarked on a project designed to celebrate what he dubbed "wholeness in politics". This project turned into Liberatus, an online and print journal featuring stories from people around the country bringing this vision through their...

Feb 4, 2021

The adoption of bitcoin amongst institutional investors and open talk of it being a hedge against a declining dollar raises questions on how long the US Dollar will be the global reserve currency. In this episode, we speculate on a future where the dollar is replaced by a similar cryptocurrency that happens to be based...