New America Podcasts

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New America NYC: The Meat Racket

March 7, 2014

What do we, as informed citizens and consumers, still not understand about where our food comes from? How does the relationship relationship between Tyson, their farmers, and our meat affect us, and what can we do about it?


The Weekly Wonk: Lean Back and You've Got Comrades

March 6, 2014

New America Fellow Emily Parker talks about the strange underworld of online activism around the world – and her new book on the subject.


The Weekly Wonk: Oscars and Chicken Economics

February 26, 2014

Chris Leonard talks about how your chicken can go from “egg to McNugget without ever touching a market where there’s a transparent price.” Then, on the eve of the Oscars, Peter Bergen and Liza Mundy talk about whether movies can move policy.


New America NYC: Breaking the Heart into Bits

February 24, 2014

Does data from online dating profiles really make love more attainable? Can there ever be a fool-proof algorithm for love? Join New America NYC for a conversation about love and dating in our highly digitized times.


New America NYC: Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

February 24, 2014

In China, online critics write in code to spread the truths their government wants to hide. In Cuba, bloggers band together to get a fellow activist out of jail.


The Weekly Wonk: The World’s Most Deceptive Numbers

February 20, 2014

Unlike a classic Hitchcock film, our 1950s-era measurements for progress haven't aged well. Numbers like GDP, consumer price index and the jobless rate “obscure more than they illuminate,” economist Zachary Karabell tells Slaughter, exploring the argument in his new book, The Leading Indicators.


New America NYC: Failing Well

February 18, 2014

First-time entrepreneurs, small start-ups and new products often flop before they flourish. And most of us have failed – at least once – in our personal or professional lives. But what determines if we will eventually bounce back?


The Weekly Wonk: Of Monopolies and Men

February 13, 2014

It's official: After a five-year legal battle, Europe has ruled that Google is not being evil– or at least not entirely – when it comes to the search giant's treatment of competitors overseas. But what does this major antitrust decision tell us about why global policymakers are so eager to dismantle monopolies?

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