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    The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 3: New York: Education Inequality in the Empire State

The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 3: New York: Education Inequality in the Empire State

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In this episode of The Ballpark, we head to New York to learn more about the Empire State. We look at the ‘city that never sleeps’, and the rest of the state, which is one that many of us may actually know very little about. We explore how the City and the rest of the state interact, as well […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 2: California: Environmental Policy in the Golden State

The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 2: California: Environmental Policy in the Golden State

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For this episode of The Ballpark, we head to California to take an in-depth look at the Golden State’s considerable economic power and what that means for its ability to influence environmental policy nationwide. We also discuss the state’s worsening wildfires, and what actions the state and federal government can take to mitigate them. This episode includes contributions from […]

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    The Ballpark podcast | Extra Innings: Four Threats to American Democracy with Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler

The Ballpark podcast | Extra Innings: Four Threats to American Democracy with Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler

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On 15 February 2021, the Phelan US Centre’s Blog Editor, Chris Gilson, spoke to Professor Robert Lieberman and Professor Suzanne Mettler about their recent book, ‘Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy’. In this podcast, they discuss some of the unique features of American democracy and how its four pillars may be under threat, and what needs to […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: American Resistance and the 2020 Election: An interview with Professor Dana Fisher

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: American Resistance and the 2020 Election: An interview with Professor Dana Fisher

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On the 6th of October, 2020 Ballpark host Chris Gilson spoke with Professor Dana Fisher about her new book American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave, the rise of distributed organizing in the United States, and the impact that Black Lives Matter & climate protests may have on the November 2020 presidential election.

Professor Dana Fisher is […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 1: Kentucky: Realigning, Republican, Religious, and Rural

The Ballpark Podcast Season 4 Episode 1: Kentucky: Realigning, Republican, Religious, and Rural

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Welcome back to Season 4 of The Ballpark from the LSE US Centre! This season we’re continuing our State of the States theme and exploring some fascinating US states and the key policy issues within them. For our Season 4 premiere, we’re heading to the Bluegrass State – Kentucky – to talk about the state’s geography, state politics, and […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: How Great Powers Transition: A Conversation with Dr. Kori Schake

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: How Great Powers Transition: A Conversation with Dr. Kori Schake

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In this Extra Inning of the Ballpark, your host Chris Gilson talks with Dr. Kori Schake, the Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about her new book Safe Passage. Dr. Schake discusses how and when power can peacefully shift from one hegemon to another, the impact of Trump’s foreign policy on America’s standing in the world, […]

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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.4: The Lone Star State You Don’t Know

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.4: The Lone Star State You Don’t Know

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As the midterms draw nearer, we’re zooming in on some of the most interesting races in the US. This week, we’re headed to Texas to learn about its uniquely individualist culture, what’s happening in its Senate race, and how the Lone Star State is poised to become an even more important player in national politics.

This episode features Peter Trubowitz, […]

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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.3: Healthcare politics and policy in Tennessee

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.3: Healthcare politics and policy in Tennessee

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As a part of our State of the States season, we’re taking a look at some of the most important elections in the 2018 midterms, and this episode, we’re going to Tennessee, the volunteer state, to see how healthcare is impacting one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.

This episode features LSE Alumni Jason Burchard of RootNote, Amanda […]

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 podcast needs your help! Take our listeners’ survey

The Ballpark podcast needs your help! Take our listeners’ survey

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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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