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BALLPARK_SocMedBox-TranspToday 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. This is your chance to go beyond the headlines and get the facts, figures, quotes, and context to form a more informed view on the United States.

This week in Episode 1, The Strongest Economy for Who?, we discuss the US’ economic recovery and how its benefits might not have been felt by everyone equally. This episode features interviews with Michael Amior of the University of Cambridge, and the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, and Jeff Clemens of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Listen on to Episode 1 on Soundcloud

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There are lots of ways to catch-up with upcoming episodes of The Ballpark podcast: visit the website, or visit our SoundCloud page, subscribe on iTunes or iTunesU, or add this RSS feed to your podcast app.

We’d love to hear what you think – you can send us a message on Twitter @LSE_Ballpark, or email us at

HEIF-5-logo-full-sizeThe Ballpark was produced with help from the LSE’S HEIF5 fund and the US Embassy in the UK.  Our theme tune is by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, a Seattle based gypsy jazz band.

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If you would like to learn more about the topics discussed, here’s a list of websites and materials mentioned in the podcast.

Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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