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Author: Juliette Sellgren

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Season 2 is here! Interviews with leading experts on today's biggest issues to learn more about economics, policy, and so much more. "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." - Adam Smith
59 Episodes
Colin Grabow, policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, joins us this week to discuss foreign trade, protectionism, and the Jones Act.
Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us this week to discuss the gig and sharing economy, independent contractors vs, employees, and the future of work regulation.
Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute,  journalist, and author joins us this week to discuss the history of black America, the civil rights era, and the future of black empowerment.
Will Rinehart, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity,  joins us this week to discuss broadband access, broadband adaption, and plans to connect the "unconnected" and rural communities.
Lisa Snell on School Choice

Lisa Snell on School Choice


Lisa Snell, the director of K-12 education policy partnerships at the Charles Koch Institute,  joins us this week to discuss funding for schools, the current state of education, and school choice.
Adam Michel on Taxes

Adam Michel on Taxes


Happy tax season! Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation,  joins us this week to discuss the federal tax system, expenditures, and potential tax policy improvements. 
Shoshana Weissmann, Senior Manager of Digital Communications and Policy Fellow at R-Street,  joins us this week to discuss occupational licensing reform, quiet research, Section 230, and how to Twitter. 
Lenore Skenazy, co-founder and President of Let Grow and author of "Free-Range Kids", joins us this week to discuss modern parenting, the nanny state, and the revolutionary free-range kids movement.
Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George Mason University, Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and former Executive Director of the GMU Law and Economics Center, joins us this week to discuss the national debt, financial regulation, minimum wage, and Law & Economics. 
Brian Riedl, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and former staff director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, joins us this week to discuss the federal budget, tax reform, the national debt, and the future of U.S. economic policy.
Radley Balko, journalist, author, and criminal justice blogger, joins us this week to discuss the U.S. criminal justice system as a whole, the problems with crime labs, the militarization of the police, and the future of enforcement.
Welcome to Season 2 of the Great Antidote! Ron Bailey, the science correspondent for Reason Magazine, joins us this week to discuss human progress, the supposed impending apocalypse, COVID-19 innovations, and his new book "The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century." 
Season One Recap

Season One Recap


The Great Antidote is wrapping up its first season with this very special episode. Juliette reflects back on some of her favorite responses to the now well-known question "What is the most important thing people my age (17) or in my generation should know but don't?"
Trevor Burrus on Guns

Trevor Burrus on Guns


Trevor Burrus, research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and editor‐​in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, joins us this week to discuss guns, gun owners, and gun laws.
Tevi Troy, best-selling presidential historian, and a former senior government official joins us this week to discuss the U.S. presidency, executive staff, and presidents of the past.
Robby Soave, a Senior Editor at Reason, joins us to discuss college culture, activism, and intersectionality.
Scott Lincicome, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Cato Institue and International Trade Attorney, joins us to discuss daylight-savings, free trade, and barriers to economic growth.
Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University,  joins us to discuss economic stagnation, technology, and innovation. 
John F. Cogan, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, joins us to discuss the national debt, the federal budget, and entitlement programs. 
Jennifer Huddeston, director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum, joins us for the second part of the antitrust series to talk about antitrust and big tech. 
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