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30,000 Leagues explores the depths of some of the most vexing policy questions of our time. Hosted by David Yokum, cognitive neuroscientist scientist and Director of The Policy Lab at Brown University, 30,000 Leagues features researchers and policymakers who use rigorous scientific methods in pursuit of a better understanding of what actually works in the world, leading to more effective policies and the future of evidence-based government.

30,000 Leagues explores the depths of some of the most vexing policy questions of our time. Hosted by David Yokum, cognitive neuroscientist scientist and Director of The Policy Lab at Brown University, 30,000 Leagues features researchers and policymakers who use rigorous scientific methods in pursuit of a better understanding of what actually works in the world, leading to more effective policies and the future of evidence-based government.
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30,000 Leagues explores the depths of some of the most vexing policy questions of our time. Hosted by David Yokum, cognitive neuroscientist scientist and Director of The Policy Lab at Brown University, 30,000 Leagues features researchers and policymakers who use rigorous scientific methods in pursuit of a better understanding of what actually works in the world, leading to more effective policies and the future of evidence-based government.

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English


Episodes

Can money buy you happiness? (with Mike Norton)

9/23/2019
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Can money make you happy? How should you spend the 20 dollars in your pocket right now? Is mo’ money really mo’ problems? We are joined today by Mike Norton, a Professor of Harvard Business School and Co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, which tries to answer these common questions. This conversation, though funny, will also leave you humbled about how you might do better at spending your money on what you care about in life.

Duration:01:07:50

What is the future of the energy grid? (with Macky McCleary)

9/9/2019
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A few weeks ago there was a blackout in New York City and it caused all sorts of problems: traffic and subway gridlock, people trapped in elevators, no working appliances or computers. It is really a window into what our life would look like if there weren’t abundant electricity everywhere. So today we talk with Macky McCleary, former Administrator of the RI Division of Public Utilities, current partner at Innogy consulting, and a senior fellow at the policy lab, about the future of...

Duration:01:00:31

How do you raise a three-year old? (with Emily Oster)

8/23/2019
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We're joined by The Policy Lab's Emily Oster, bestselling author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better, for a conversation about how data can help us become better, more relaxed parents.

Duration:00:48:15

How can government data be leveraged for public good? (with Amy O'Hara)

8/7/2019
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A conversation about the messy intersection of data governance, evidence building, and privacy in pursuit of leveraging our administrative data for the public good. With Amy O'Hara, Director of the Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University.

Duration:01:06:32