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October 19, 2018
In The Tank (Ep162) – Automobile Standards, Food Stamps, and the Four Biggest Myths About Fracking Podcast
Jim Lakely joins John Nothdurft to discuss think tanks, politics, and the four biggest myths about fracking!
Climate Change
October 18, 2018
Debunking Four Myths About Fracking (Guests: Tim Benson and Linnea Lueken) Podcast
Authors of The Heartland Institute's latest Policy Brief 'Debunking Four Persistent Myths About Hydraulic Fracturing' Tim Benson and Linnea Lueken join the podcast to discuss their findings.
Taxes
October 17, 2018
Unleash New Jersey Economic Prosperity Now! (Guest: New Jersey Assemb. Hal Wirth) Podcast
Throughout 2018, regulatory reform and costs of regulation are a hot topic at the federal and state level. New Jersey state Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex) joins to talk about efforts to fight crushing over-regulation in his state.

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August 27, 2018
By Sarah Lee, Devon Herrick
Will Ohio’s new model for prescription drug pricing lower drug costs? Heartland Policy Advisor Devon Herrick, Ph.D. examines the situation.
August 24, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #154 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Cato Institute, the Center of the American Experiment, and the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
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August 23, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In November, Colorado voters will be asked to approve Amendment 93, a ballot question creating a progressive income-tax structure to "soak the rich" and raise money for government schools.
August 21, 2018
By David Shestokas, Christopher Talgo, Lindsey Stroud
The history of the Third Amendment is analyzed in this episode of Constitutional Soundbites.
August 20, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's Health Care Research Fellow Sarah Lee interviews The Honorable Robert Henneke, General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation about the state challenge to Obamacare and hi
August 17, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #153 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from The Property and Environment Research Center, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the Center of the American Experiment. 
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August 16, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
California inmates fighting wildfires in the state will be unable to obtain gainful employment as firefighters due to the state's occupational licensing regulations.
August 15, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Do “certificate of need” laws allow hospitals to operate under monopolistic principles, keeping costs of health care services high? Dr. Gajendra Singh is suing the state of North Carolina to prove these laws do just that.
August 14, 2018
By Joseph Bast, H. Sterling Burnett
Heartland Institute Co-Founder Joe Bast explores the significant changes in climate, energy, and environmental policies that have occurred since President Donald Trump took office.
August 13, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Cato Institute's Michael F. Cannon discusses the new Trump administration rule that changes the terms related to short-term, limited duration health care plans in his op-ed “Obamacare Is Now Optional”
August 10, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Charles Katebi
Donny Kendal, with the help of Director of Communications Jim Lakely and State Government Relations Manager Charlie Katebi, presents episode #152 of the In The Tank Podcast.
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August 9, 2018
Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash gave a passionate and hopeful speech at AFEC 2018 on the strategy the Department is using to establish American energy dominance across the world.
August 8, 2018
By Joseph Bast, H. Sterling Burnett
Heartland Institute co-founder Joe Bast discusses The Heartland Institute's history, it's accomplishments and what it hopes to achieve under new leadership.
August 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says that federal fuel economy standards have stolen choice from consumers and heightened safety risks.
August 6, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Health iPass CEO Rajesh Voddiraju discusses his startup software company that helps providers navigate the new "patient as payer" direction in health care.
August 3, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal is joined by Heartland Executive Editor and Research Fellow Justin Haskins in episode #151 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Empire Center for Public Policy and the Mercatus Center.
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August 2, 2018
By Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway
Recently, the US. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a redesign of the individual income tax return form some people say will be able to fit on a single postcard. However, this policy may be misleading.
August 1, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The idea that you have to beg the government to save your own life is absurd. Naomi Lopez Bauman goes into how right to try can subvert this lunacy.
July 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
R.J. Smith, the godfather of free market environmentalism, argues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed reforms to the Endangered Species Act are modest and don't go nearly far enough to truly protect species.
July 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Mark Janus, a senior fellow with the Illinois Policy Institute and the successful plaintiff in Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, joins the podcast to talk about what’s next for worker freedom.
July 27, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #150 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Reason, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, and the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
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July 26, 2018
By Sally C. Pipes, Sarah Lee
Sally Pipes grew up in Canada under socialized health care. Now, she’s ready to spill the beans on its failures.
July 25, 2018
By John A. Tatom, Jesse Hathaway
Research Fellow Jesse Hathaway and John Tatom, president of Thoroughbred Economics, talk about what "tax reform 2.0" should look like when Congress gets to work.
July 24, 2018
By Charles Katebi, Sarah Lee
How do unfunded liabilities from “other post-employment benefits” tie into skyrocketing health care costs? Found out on today’s episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast.
July 23, 2018
Is political correctness plaguing the comedy scene? Find out by listening to this discussion with comedy personalities Lou Perez and Brian McWilliams.
July 20, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, James Taylor
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #149 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Enterprise Institute, the State Policy Network, the Ethan Allen Institute, and the Foundation for Government Accountability.
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July 19, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
States themselves are better suited to protect human health and the environment than the EPA and hypocritical out of state billionaire Tom Steyer.
July 18, 2018
By Michael Schaus, Jesse Hathaway
Following the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on Janus v. AFSCME, National Employee Freedom Week begins with the most freedom union employees have ever seen.
July 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The city of Pearland Texas is suing a 30-year-old landfill after foolishly allowing a high-end housing development site to be built near the dump.
July 16, 2018
By Charles Katebi, Sarah Lee
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s efforts to add work requirements to Medicaid are headed to court under an Obama appointed judge.
July 13, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Charles Katebi
Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely and Charlie Katebi present episode #148 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Reason Foundation, Edchoice, the AEI, and the Seastead Institute.
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July 12, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with the Mercatus Center’s Conor Norris about how the free market can replace government occupational licensing regimes.
July 11, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud, Jim Lakely
Dr. Tevi Troy, vice president of public policy at JUUL Labs, sheds light on the threats to the electronic cigarette industry.
July 10, 2018
By Tim Benson, H. Sterling Burnett
Contrary to radical environmentalist claims, studies consistently show fracking is not harming air or water quality.
July 9, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
After Janus v. AFSCME, public sector workers are no longer compelled to pay union dues. The question is, what comes next?
July 6, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely, Charles Katebi
Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely and Charlie Katebi present episode #147 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from The Pacific Research Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Civitas Institute.
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July 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Ohio State Rep. John Becker (R-Union Township) joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk about his ‘AWFUL’ idea to encourage pro-growth policies in the Buckeye State.
July 4, 2018
By Andy Singer, Christopher Talgo, David Shestokas
July 4 is a great day for America, and what better way to celebrate than Heartland’s analysis of Creating the Declaration of Independence?
July 3, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, joins the show to discuss his efforts to boost health care access in rural America through telemedicine.
July 2, 2018
Famous YouTube content creator Sargon of Akkad joins the show to discuss how progressive media outlets tried to politicize the video game industry. Their main point: video games need more diversity with in-game characters.