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The Brainstorm is a bi-weekly podcast about public policy which asks the overlooked questions that will define the coming decades. Senior Fellows from the Renewing the Centre initiative at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will be joined by a revolving cast of outside guests for a conversation about public policy that is inspired by recent political news, but goes far beyond the headlines.

The Brainstorm is a bi-weekly podcast about public policy which asks the overlooked questions that will define the coming decades. Senior Fellows from the Renewing the Centre initiative at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will be joined by a revolving cast of outside guests for a conversation about public policy that is inspired by recent political news, but goes far beyond the headlines.
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The Brainstorm is a bi-weekly podcast about public policy which asks the overlooked questions that will define the coming decades. Senior Fellows from the Renewing the Centre initiative at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will be joined by a revolving cast of outside guests for a conversation about public policy that is inspired by recent political news, but goes far beyond the headlines.

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English


Episodes

What's Next for American Democracy?

11/8/2018
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With the backdrop of the US midterms, RTC’s Jordan Kyle and Yascha Mounk sit down with New America’s Lee Drutman to discuss democratic reforms to make democracy more responsive in the era of distrust and polarization. Find us at https://institute.global/ and tweet us your thoughts @InstituteGC

Duration:00:24:24

The Techcast

11/1/2018
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What would a radical, sensible approach to regulating big tech companies actually look like? Our new report “A New Deal for Big Tech” by Chris Yiu has the answer. Guest: Darren Jones, Labour MP for Bristol North West and director of Labour Digital. You can read the full report at https://institute.global/insight/renewing-centre/new-deal-big-tech. and tweet us your thoughts @InstituteGC using the hashtag #TBItech

Duration:00:25:08

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bavaria?

10/18/2018
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In this episode we assess the CSU’s strategy to emulate the radical right given the recent Bavarian election. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:13:59

Sweden Democrats/Swedish Democracy

9/13/2018
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Back from summer hiatus, the Brainstorm examines the impact of the radical right on Swedish politics in light of the recent election. Guest: Peter Wolodarski, editor-in-chief of Dagens Nyheter Website: institute.global/ Email: podcast@institute.global Facebook: www.facebook.com/instituteglobal/ Twitter: twitter.com/InstituteGC

Duration:00:31:34

Between Migration and Turkey’s Democratic Backsliding

6/28/2018
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This week, Eleni Arzoglou sits down with Yascha Mounk and Harvey Redgrave to discuss the complexities of handling migration in the EU, Turkey’s democratic deconsolidation, and what can be done on the international stage to address these developments. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:29:56

What Should We Do With Big Tech?

6/14/2018
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In this episode, Chris sits down with Catherine Miller from the internet think tank Doteveryone, and Antony Walker from the industry group TechUK, to talk about tech policy. What are people talking about when they say "big tech", what is driving the current backlash, and what - if anything - can and should policymakers do about it? Further reading: Tony Blair...

Duration:00:40:53

Italy's Political Crisis

5/31/2018
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RTC's Shashank Joshi, Yascha Mounk, and Simon Tilford discuss the messy aftermath of Italy's elections, and the clash between illiberal democrats and undemocratic liberals. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:33:02

The Radical Thinking Behind Radical Markets

5/24/2018
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David Adler and Chris Yiu discuss the new book 'Radical Markets' with author Glen Weyl. The three discuss some of the book's most creative suggestions: from common property ownership and open bidding, through voting credits in a new quadratic system, to a theory of data as labour and data labour unions https://institute.global/

Duration:00:47:26

The End of The Iranian Deal?

5/11/2018
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TBI's Shashank Joshi, Milo Comerford, and Kasraa Aarabi discuss the implications of President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:35:18

Rhetorics in a Populist Age

5/3/2018
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Harvey Redgrave, Yascha Mounk and Phil Collins sit down to discuss speeches in recent political campaigns, their role in carrying out the populist agenda, and the challenge they raise for their opponents. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:39:35

Hungary's Challenge to European Democracy

4/12/2018
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In this week's episode, Shashank Joshi, Yascha Mounk and Martin Eiermann sit down to discuss last week's Hungarian elections as a turning point in European politics, their significance to the greater populist trend and what the EU should do next. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:39:30

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Beyond

3/29/2018
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In this week's episode, Shashank Joshi, Chris Yiu and Limor Gultchin sit down to discuss the recent data scandal that weaved together a broad range of issues: from political micro-targeting, to data privacy and the tension between the advertising nature of social media, and its emotional value. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:33:16

The Politics of Immigration

3/22/2018
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This week Jonathan Portes joins Harvey Redgrave and Simon Tilford to discuss Harvey's "Balanced Migration" paper. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:33:56

The Government and Technology Dilemma

3/16/2018
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In this week's episode, Simon Tilford, Chris Yiu and the Economist's Ryan Avent sit down to discuss the interaction of Government and Technology, its possible complications, and how it might look like in the future. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:28:45

Trade Wars, Spy Wars

3/9/2018
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RTC's Shashank Joshi, Simon Tilford, and David Adler get together to discuss whether President Trump's new steel tariffs will start a trade war, and the state of UK-Russia relations after the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:41:45

Fake News, Real Research

2/22/2018
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RTC's Shashank Josh and Jordan Kyle talk to the LSE's Alexandra Cirone on recent studies into the fake news phenomenon. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:34:37

A Germany Special: Politics and Defence

2/16/2018
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RTC's Shashank Joshi and Simon Tilford sit down with the Centre for European Reform's Sophia Besch to discuss the twists and turns of Germany's coalition talks, and the state of Germany's military. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:48:20

Measuring, Regulating, and Fixing the Economy

2/8/2018
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Shashank Joshi and Simon Tilford are joined by economist Diane Coyle, to discuss competition policy, GDP, and the future of the British economy. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:37:32

Government and the 4th Industrial Revolution

2/1/2018
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On this week's podcast our tech fellow, Chris Yiu, sits down with Noah Curthoys of Demsoc and Dom Hallas of Coadec to discuss Theresa May's A.I.-laden Davos speech and the steps governments can take to harness the promise of technological progress. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:39:21

Public Private Partnerships, Trade

1/25/2018
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Carillion has collapsed, rekindling a debate about the promise and pitfalls of privatisation. On this week’s podcast, we discuss the cases for and against government outsourcing — and some interesting findings from the Policy Fellow Jordan Kyle’s forthcoming research in Indonesia. https://institute.global/

Duration:00:35:10