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The Ballpark podcast Episode 9: The LSE and USA

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The LSE and United States have a long, intertwined history, and in this episode, we dive into the special relationship between Americans, London, and the LSE.

This episode features Mick Cox, Professor of International Relations at LSE; Marcia Balisciano, Director of the Benjamin Franklin House in London; and Gavin Baird, recipient of the Marshall Scholarship at LSE
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The Ballpark is the LSE US Centre’s regular online audio show on US politics, policy, and research. In each episode, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson take a closer look at American politics, economics, policy and news.

We’ve really enjoyed putting the podcast together and bringing it to nearly 20,000 listeners so far this year, but we’d also like […]

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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 8: America’s contentious and complicated criminal justice system

The Ballpark podcast Episode 8: America’s contentious and complicated criminal justice system

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This episode takes us beyond the headlines to investigate what societal structures makes America’s criminal justice system so different from those of other countries, and we take a look at what role the Black Lives Matter movement plays in this contemporary debate.

This episode features interviews with Nicola Lacey of LSE’s Law Department and Michael McQuarrie of LSE Sociology.
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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 7: Federalism, the longest lasting debate in America

The Ballpark podcast Episode 7: Federalism, the longest lasting debate in America

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This episode, hosts Denise Baron and Chris Gilson dive into one of the oldest and longest lasting debates in American history: federalism vs. states’ rights. Even though it’s centuries old, this issue keeps popping up, and we walk you through the implications of this debate.

This episode features interviews with Waltraud Schelkle of the LSE’s European Institute, Sierra Smucker, PhD student at […]

The Ballpark podcast Episode 6: Place Matters

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Does where we reside influence how we vote or even how much it costs to live ? Or is it the other way around?  In this episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson take a look at the role geography plays in politics, inequality, and more.

This episode features interviews with Jonathan Rodden, Professor in the Department […]

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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 5: What’s a political poll got to do with it?

The Ballpark podcast Episode 5: What’s a political poll got to do with it?

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In this week’s episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson a look at what political polling can tell us about democratic participation, public policy, and political priorities.

This episode features interviews with Daniel Laurison, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the LSE’s Sociology Department, Larry Jacobs, Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies at the […]

The Ballpark podcast Episode 4: The Almighty Dollar

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In this week’s episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson look at the almighty dollar and decipher US monetary policy, central banking, and exchange rates.

This episode features interviews with Jeff Frieden, Professor of Government at Harvard University, Gianluca Benigno, Professor of Economics at the LSE, and Chris Parkes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the LSE.
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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 3: Power, Person, People: US Foreign Policy

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3: Power, Person, People: US Foreign Policy

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In this week’s episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson take a look at contemporary theories around American power and the factors that influence US foreign policy.

This episode features interviews with Nick Kitchen of the LSE US Centre, Xenia Wickett of Chatham House, and Lloyd Gruber of LSE’s Department of International Development.
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The Ballpark podcast Episode 2: This is not a hot take

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In this week’s episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson dive into the current state of American politics, but instead of giving you a “hot take,” present you with a historical perspective from 1920 and a political theory on polarisation.

This episode features interviews with Mona Morgan-Collins of the LSE’s Government Department, and Professor James Snyder […]

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    Introducing The Ballpark podcast and Episode 1: The Strongest Economy for Who?

Introducing The Ballpark podcast and Episode 1: The Strongest Economy for Who?

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Today the LSE US Centre launches its new podcast, The Ballpark, a regular online audio show on US politics, policy, and research. In each episode, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson take a closer look at American politics, economics, policy and news. We’ll feature and dissect the research of academics from the LSE and around the world. […]

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