As 2017 ends, we look back gratefully on another excellent year for the Brookings Cafeteria podcast. We aired 52 episodes (not including this one), talked with over 60 guests, and covered dozens of policy topics. The Academy of Podcasters at Podcast Movement honored us once again with the award for best education podcast of the year. Our team experienced some changes but still turned out a terrific show every week.
To celebrate the closing of the year, today’s show features our favorite clips from past 12 months. We hope you enjoy it and perhaps take the opportunity to download full episodes that interest you, share the show with friends, and rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts.
Links from the show:
- What do ex-presidents do?
- Is Russia a threat?
- Top economic issues of 2017
- A short history of marijuana
- Who are the out-of-work?
- After the Paris climate accord
- Career paths and earnings after college
- Putin’s disinformation war on the West
- The 1967 War
- How investing in girls’ education can help fight climate change
- The Pakistan challenge
- Hoarding the American Dream
- The U.S.-Mexico border wall
- Why black cities matter
Thanks to all of those who made 2017 another great year for the show:
- Gaston Reboredo, audio engineer and producer,
- Brennan Hoban, who books all the guests, and produces our 5 on 45 podcast
- Chris McKenna, who moved from summer intern to full time staffer and producer
- Bill Finan, director of the Brookings Press and interviewer with the authors of Brookings Press books
- Adrianna Pita, the host of the Intersections podcast and guest host of some episodes
- Vanessa Sauter, producer for much of the year, until she joined the team at Lawfare, which also has some nice podcasts
- Kelly Russo, Chris McKenna, Sam Dart, Pamela Berman, and Julian Chung, our Brookings Podcast Network interns this year
- Mark Hoelscher and Ian McAllister, who produced a few shows and assisted with audio production in others
- Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, and Rebecca Viser, who provide design and web support
- David Nassar, who gives his leadership and support.
Visit the home page for the Brookings Cafeteria podcast to listen to all of the episodes mentioned in this one.
BCP is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.