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American Wonk is the signature podcast of FREOPP, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. On the show, FREOPP President Avik Roy explores the most important national issues of our time—like the economy, health care, technology, pandemics, and the Supreme Court—with the experts and political leaders who know them best.
 
Wins & Losses with Clay Travis is a brand new original podcast featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating figures in the country. Clay Travis, host of “Outkick the Coverage” from 6-9am ET on Fox Sports Radio, goes deep with thought-leaders from all walks of life and explores the key wins and losses in their lives and careers. It is through these stories that shape how they’ve achieved wide-ranging levels of success. Join Clay as unique and inspiring stories are uncovered. Follow ...
 
Our American Experiment is a podcast that engages leading thinkers and doers creatively working to strengthen the United States of America-- the longest running experiment to defend individual liberty and promote human flourishing the world has ever seen. Cohosts include DC-based tech insider Jessica Dahl and Austin, TX, based serial entrepreneur Evan Baehr.
 
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On this edition of Wins & Losses with Clay Travis, BIG10 Commissioner Kevin Warren joins Clay to discuss a variety of topics from his upbringing to his handling of the COVID situation this year in football. Kevin discusses his early childhood days and how a major injury led to his current mindset of being thankful for every day, working hard and hi…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity talk about why the vaccines are not a vindication of Big Pharma, but of small, innovative biotech startups. Also, who's first in line to get the vaccine? And what about the people who don't want to take it? Join the convers…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by former Sacramento Kings broadcaster, Grant Napear. Grant made headlines over the summer when he was fired from his position of 32 years following a tweet in response to DeMarcus Cousins. Clay and Grant discuss his career as a broadcaster, go into detail regarding his departure from the Kings broa…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity talk about this week's vaccine news from Pfizer and Biontech. How good is the data? Are more vaccines on the horizon? Will Joe Biden strive to distribute vaccines around the world or prioritize Americans? Join the conversat…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about the World Health Organization's new guidance that lockdowns are bad. What took them so long? And with the holidays coming up, Avik explains why his kids will be trick or treating and why he's even looking forward to seeing his relatives. Join the convers…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by political commentator Tomi Lahren. Clay and Tomi talk about her upbringing in South Dakota, and her early interest in the world of politics. The two talk about her decision to go from growing up in South Dakota, to going to college in Las Vegas. Tomi details her first job in the world of media fr…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by legendary broadcaster Bob Costas. Clay asks Bob about his recent appearance on CNN regarding the return of college football, which oddly enough is the reason for his appearance on the podcast. The conversation covers a lot of ground, and Bob is able to share some incredible stories from early on …
 
On today's episode of American Wonk, FREOPP's Avik Roy talks with Ilya Shapiro, author of "Supreme Disorder," a new book on the politics of the Supreme Court. They talk about Amy Coney Barrett and ask: what have conservatives gotten right and wrong in their quest to change how the Supreme Court thinks about the Constitution? Supreme Disorder: Judic…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about President Trump's recovery from the virus. What really happened, and what do we need to know about the new treatments that Trump has taken? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/american-wonk/covid-in-19-…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about Avik's congressional testimony on data and COVID-19. Why haven't we been better at measuring deaths in nursing homes? Why are so many lab tests coming back with false positive results, and what can we do about it? Join the conversation and comment on thi…
 
On today's episode of Power Hungry, FREOPP Visiting Fellow Robert Bryce talks to California Assemblyman Jim Cooper, a Democrat, about a letter he wrote accusing the Sierra Club of fueling environmental racism. What's going wrong with energy policy in California? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Megyn Kelly. Clay and Megyn discuss her background as an attorney, and the big decision she made to leave that world behind and pursue journalism. Megyn details how difficult that decision was, and also explains how her past career as a lawyer really prepared her to be a journalist. Clay and Megy…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about Joe Biden's claim that Trump is responsible for all 200,000 COVID deaths in America. Also, how should we think about COVID's impact on different ethnic groups? And how would the rollout of a vaccine actually work? The World Index of Healthcare Innovation…
 
Clay Travis interviewed President Donald Trump twice in as many months on Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis on FOX Sports Radio. He wants to make sure everybody can hear and revisit these groundbreaking interviews whenever they want, so we have dropped them here for your listening enjoyment. Some amazing stuff about sports and politics in these…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about Atlas-gate, the decision of Youtube to censor an interview that Trump coronavirus advisor and Stanford professor Scott Atlas did with the Hoover Institution. What was Youtube thinking? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ri…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Chris Fenton, author of “Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business.” Clay and Chris discuss Chris’s journey that led him from Cornell, to the entertainment business in LA, and eventually getting involved with China and the entertainment …
 
On today's episode of Power Hungry, FREOPP Visiting Fellow Robert Bryce talks to Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, about his new book Apocalypse Never. Is nuclear power our best hope for reducing carbon emissions? They discuss that and more! http://robertbryce.com/ https://environmentalprogress.org/ https://freopp.org/ Join …
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about Los Angeles cancelling and then de-cancelling Halloween, and also the claim that a motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to a massive COVID outbreak. Also, why did Trump downplay the pandemic early on? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast epi…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk Nancy Pelosi's hair salon crime spree. They also discuss a fascinating New York Times report suggesting as many as 70% of people testing positive under PCR tests for COVID are actually negative. Email covidin19@ricochet.com with your questions, and we'll answe…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk CDC conspiracy theories: are we overcounting or undercounting the number of COVID deaths in the US? And why has the CDC stopped recommending testing for people with no symptoms? Email covidin19@ricochet.com with your questions, and we'll answer them on the air…
 
On today's episode of COVD in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk about the California data debacle: why is it so hard for the tech capital of the world to accurately report its COVID statistics? Will encouraging news on the testing front solve all our problems? Email covidin19@ricochet.com with your questions, and we'll answ…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk about Day 1 of the Republican National Convention. Joe Biden says that if cases rise again, he would support another shutdown. But what does the science really say about the value of lockdowns? Have a question about the coronavirus or reopening plans? Email co…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk about Biden's acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. can the federal government force every American to wear a mask? Should you go see Christopher Nolan's new blockbuster move in a theater? We discuss that and more in under 19 minutes. Join the conver…
 
This week on Wins & Losses with Clay Travis, Clay is joined by Avik Roy, the President and Founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity as well as Policy Editor for Forbes. The two talk about Avik’s educational background, which includes a degree from MIT, as well as medical degree from Yale. The two have a long conversation about th…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk about the latest COVID stats -- why is California, a lockdown state, seeing a rise in cases while Texas declines? Why are Democrats mad about President Trump tapping Scott Atlas for his Coronavirus Task Force? Catch Scott Atlas on the Uncommon Knowledge podcas…
 
This week on Wins & Losses with Clay Travis, Clay is joined by author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson to have a discussion regarding the Coronavirus situation in the United States. Berenson gives Clay and the audience some background on his career as a reporter, and the two dive into what has been a crazy year in regards to the Cor…
 
On today's episode of American Wonk, Avik Roy talks to FREOPP Visiting Fellow Robert Bryce about juice. No, not apple juice, but the juice that powers our smartphones, our homes, and our cars. Can we keep energy affordable for all Americans while reducing carbon emissions? Listen to find out. Watch Bryce's new documentary, "Juice: How Electricity E…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Will Cain. Will and clay talk about his new job with Fox News and his time at ESPN. The two talk about Will’s upbringing in a small town in Texas, his education at Pepperdine, his experience at law school and the numerous business ventures and steps that led him to ESPN and now his current job wi…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about Avik's Saturday Essay in the Wall Street Journal on school reopenings, what can we learn from the European experience. Also, can the college football season be saved? Will anyone listen to the players? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast ep…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet ask: why does the media only focus on bad news? You wouldn't know from the headlines that COVID-19 cases have been declining all over the country. Is it a relentless chase for clicks? Does Trump get a fair shake? Let's discuss. Join the conversation and comment on …
 
Melbourne, Australia has issued new lockdown restrictions for the next six weeks, including: a curfew between 8pm-5am, residents cannot travel further than 5km from their own home, are only permitted to be outside for one hour a day, cannot go to the supermarket in twos, cannot invite visitors to their home, and cannot go to someone else's home unl…
 
The latest COVID-19 data out of Sweden suggests that not only is the country approaching zero deaths on a daily basis, they are also approaching zero new cases. Has Sweden reached herd immunity, and if so, how long until we do so here in the U.S.? Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and Scott Immergut of Ricochet discuss th…
 
On today's episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy and Scott Immergut discuss the "Sweden theory," which is that one-size-fits-all lockdowns are futile because the moment they are lifted, cases start to come back. But how long will it take for Sweden to reach herd immunity with this strategy? This past week, baseball made its debut in the U.S., as more th…
 
Today, Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner under the Trump administration, tweeted that "to safely return kids to in-class learning, schools will need detailed guidance on reducing COVID risk. They may have to look elsewhere, to state documents as well as foreign public health authorities that issued detailed, science driven guidance." Yet, thi…
 
Today, pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotech firm BioNTech announced that the U.S. government will award the companies nearly $2 billion to produce their COVID-19 vaccine if it proves to be safe and effective. The contract will account for 600 million doses of the vaccine, with the first 100 million promised by the end of 2020. But how confiden…
 
This episode of Wins & Losses with Clay Travis features Ben Shapiro as the guest. Clay and Ben talk about his upbringing in Los Angeles as a huge die hard sports fan. Clay asks Ben about his educational upbringing, and Ben shares that he began his college career at the age of 16 at UCLA, where he wrote for the school newspaper, and later attended H…
 
Clay Travis is joined by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, who recently made waves for sharing the profane email he received from ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojanrowski in response to his questioning of the NBA's agenda with their list of approved social justice messages. Senator Hawley opens up about how he got his start in politics and the problem he se…
 
Learn how BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cambia, HealthNow, and Kaiser Permanente are utilizing analytics to impact their member population, manage COVID-19, and improve member outcomes. Our esteemed panel of senior executives will walk through specific use cases to demonstrate how their are organizations are leveraging AI/ML to impact healthca…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach for a special edition episode to react to the new Netflix show “Tiger King.” Clay and coach Leach cover the entire storyline, and go in depth on the three main big cat owners: Joe Exotic, Doc Antle and Carole Baskin. Clay also takes to Twitter to g…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Penn State head football coach James Franklin. Clay and coach Franklin start from the beginning and talk about his early life growing up in Pennsylvania and his dream of playing football at Penn State. Eventually the two move along to where he got his very first coaching job at the division two l…
 
This week on Wins & Losses Clay Travis is joined by former Baylor head football coach and current Texas high school football coach Art Briles. Clay and coach Briles discuss his coaching career, and his legendary run in Texas high school football before he ended up in the college ranks. Clay asks Briles how his interest in coaching began, and also w…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by fellow Lock it In host Todd Fuhrman. Clay asks Todd about his life in Las Vegas and the steps he took that led him there. The two get into how Todd’s passion for sports gambling began, with some great stories involving Todd and his father. Todd speaks about his educational upbringing, his involve…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined yet again by Dan Wetzel, this time for a special discussion regarding the Aaron Hernandez Netflix documentary. Clay asks Dan about the process of creating the documentary and what all went into it and the production of it. The two dice into a number of the aspects of Aaron Hernandez’s fascinating, t…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Heisman Trophy winner and Titans legend Eddie George. The two talk about his upbringing just outside of Philadelphia, and his journey that led him to Fork Union Academy to attend high school. Clay asks Eddie about his decision and process to attend Ohio State, and some of his big moments he had a…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by fellow Lock It In star Cousin Sal. The two dive into Cousin Sal’s life and how he got from graduating law school, to being a huge success in the entertainment industry. Clay asks Cousin Sal about his journey to becoming a writer for his cousin, Jimmy Kimmel, and the path they took together in ent…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker. Clay and coach Tucker dive into the beginning of his football life, and the difficult decision he had to make in choosing between playing at Air Force, where his mother wanted him to go, and Wisconsin, where his father preferred. The two also talk about hi…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by the Action Network’s Darren Rovell to discuss the ongoing saga between the NBA and China, which was spurred by a Daryl Morey tweet. The two dive into this week’s huge topic and go back and forth, debating the decision making by the NBA and Adam Silver, the choice words used all week by players an…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Fox Sports Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy Michael Mulvihill. The two discuss his upbringing in Pittsburgh and how he initially got into media and his education at the University of Missouri. They dive into the trends in TV viewership, the decision making process in how Fox chooses …
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by Media futurist and partner at LightShed, Rich Greenfield. The two discuss the large and rapid change in media that we are all seeing in recent years. They dive into how people are consuming their media, the shift from cable and satellite to streaming services, and the tough decisions media compan…
 
This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined by comedian and fellow Nashville native Nate Bargatze. The two go over his journey that led him to becoming an incredibly successful comedian with a Netflix special. From his time in Nashville growing up, to being a horrible college student, and his eventual decision to pursue a career in comedy, Na…
 
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