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The edge of legalization, Part Two: Ripe for corruption

May 8 • 12:00

By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states have unintentionally created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. POLITICO's Mona Zhang reports. This episode is the second in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws. (This episode of "POLITICO Dispatch" aired May 4, 2021.) ...

The edge of legalization, Part One: Border Weed

May 6 • 14:59

Welcome to Ontario, Oregon, home of the tater tot — and now, a massive marijuana market for customers crossing the Idaho border. POLITICO's Natalie Fertig explains how the tiny town border town of 11,000 people became one of America's cannabis capitals — and what it means for other towns as weed legalization spreads. This episode is the first in a two-part series on the un...

Bonus: The Senators at the center of the 50-50 split

Apr 23 • 27:45

“If we miss this opportunity, God help us.” Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski. Two moderate senators smack in the middle — and on either side — of a split 50-50 Senate. On our first episode of Playbook Deep Dive, the two friends open up in a rare interview with POLITICO’s Burgess Everett. They get personal: about reconciliation, frustration over the Senate’s hurdles — even wh...

Sponsored Content: How Covid-19 accelerated the future of work

Feb 9 • 31:20

Presenting "Nerdcast": The page who took down the GOP

Jan 31 • 29:31

Presenting a special episode of POLITICO's "Nerdcast": 

In 2006, a young man holding no political office brought down a 180+ years program and reshaped Congress forever. Scott Bland talks to POLITICO magazine reporter Zack Stanton, a former House page who leaked transcripts of sexual messages that former Congressman Mark Foley sent to teen pages... which resulted in his res...

"I haven't been able to get this moment out of my head"

Jan 23 • 26:28

POLITICO Money brings you a special episode of POLITICO's Nerdcast as we change administrations and look back on the past four years: 

"It became clear that Scott Pruitt had sought to purchase a used mattress from the Trump hotel. And I thought, 'This is not what I expected this job would look like.'" At the close of Donald Trump's presidency, POLITICO's reporters and edito...

Cures for an Ailing Labor Market

Jan 7 • 27:39

"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 9 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": ...

Sponsored Content: Greening the Global Economy

Dec 21 • 36:27

"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 8 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": 

[Sponsored Content] As the world looks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050, the financial sector is playing a critical role in facilitating this low-carbon transition through the deployment of innovative financing solutions and by rethinking how clima...

Digging for Solutions: Securing Minerals for Green Energy

Dec 16 • 34:28

"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 7 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": 

What will it take to secure access to the critical minerals we need for the future — and can we solve one environmental challenge without creating a new one? Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to political leaders around the world about what they are doing to shore up acc...

Why green energy means mining: the case of cobalt

Dec 7 • 28:19

"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 6 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": 

To understand how essential critical minerals are to our world, we turn to a case study: cobalt. This mineral is proving key to the future of green energy, defense and high tech manufacturing — not to mention electric vehicles. But cobalt has its challenges. Hosts Luiza Savag...

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