Show cover of The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.


A public reckoning on racial injustice and inequality 26:46 06/18/2021
The race gap in multigenerational poverty; Census 2020 findings 55:36 06/11/2021
The art of war in an age of peace 60:01 06/04/2021
Regulating markets most efficiently 33:16 05/28/2021
China’s middle class in dynamic Shanghai 36:04 05/21/2021
Bipartisan criminal justice reform 49:11 05/14/2021
How mothers spend their time 31:06 05/07/2021
Girls' education is key to climate change solutions 62:38 04/30/2021
Can Taiwan have security AND the good life? 39:20 04/23/2021
Betting on the future with infrastructure 55:22 04/16/2021
What online forum discussions reveal about segregation in DC public schools about segregation in DC public schools 26:29 04/09/2021
Why teacher diversity benefits students of color 42:08 04/02/2021
An American journalist in Cold War Moscow 30:49 03/26/2021
Policy priorities for women, by women 37:43 03/19/2021
Proposals for US climate leadership and managing built environment risks and costs 41:17 03/12/2021
Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, 10 years on 31:22 03/05/2021
Proposals to meet global challenges in artificial intelligence and technology regulation 46:11 02/26/2021
Proposals to streamline and improve US government performance 45:06 02/19/2021
How social networks impact economic mobility 39:06 02/12/2021
The US-China strategic rivalry in Southeast Asia 19:29 02/09/2021
How Africa can emerge stronger after COVID-19 52:23 02/06/2021
Proposals for the Biden administration on the Middle East and countering extremism 59:32 01/29/2021
Biden's inauguration, Trump's impeachment, and the politics ahead 35:27 01/22/2021
After the insurrection, ideas to tackle polarization in America 53:40 01/15/2021
The top economic issues in 2021 36:46 01/08/2021
Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 2020 40:53 12/30/2020
Organizing the presidency, from Roosevelt to Biden 24:06 12/23/2020
Proposals for U.S. economic growth and dynamism 49:03 12/18/2020
Proposals for racial justice and worker mobility 56:04 12/11/2020
Playful learning: A new path to education reform 42:00 12/04/2020