Featured Episodes

Independent Musicians and the Anti-Monopoly Movement (Episode 76)

Independent Musicians and the Anti-Monopoly Movement (Episode 76)

Hibba Meraay

July 11, 2019

Host Zach Freed is joined by Kevin Erickson, Director of the Future of Music Coalition, to talk about the music industry's role in the growing anti-monopoly movement.  READ MORE


Recent Episodes

Podcast Share: Laura Flanders Show – Whose Economy Is It? Ours. (Bonus Episode)

Podcast Share: Laura Flanders Show - Whose Economy Is It? Ours. (Bonus Episode)

Hibba Meraay

June 6, 2019

This week, we’re bringing you a bonus episode from one of our friends and favorite podcasters Laura Flanders.  READ MORE


How to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Public Housing (Episode 73)

How to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Public Housing (Episode 73)

Hibba Meraay

May 30, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by Hannah Rank to discuss how San Francisco's innovative model to provide Internet in public housing can be used as a blueprint by other cities working towards digital inclusion.  READ MORE


2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

Hibba Meraay

May 16, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR co-directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell as well as ILSR co-founder David Morris to discuss the 2020 election and policy platforms that focus on anti-concentration.  READ MORE


45 Years of Building Local Power (Episode 71)

45 Years of Building Local Power (Episode 71)

Hibba Meraay

May 2, 2019

Hosts Stacy Mitchell and Hibba Meraay talk with co-founder David Morris about ILSR's journey over the past 45 years. They reflect on the Institute's growth given changing political, economic and technological contexts.  READ MORE


Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System Democratically (Episode 70)

Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Electricity System Democratically (Episode 70)

Hibba Meraay

April 18, 2019

Host John Farrell talks with Marcel Castro Sitiriche about the challenges Puerto Rico faces in building a clean and resilient energy system.  READ MORE


Shining a Light on Anti-Competitive Behavior (Episode 69)

Shining a Light on Anti-Competitive Behavior (Episode 69)

Hibba Meraay

April 4, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR Co-Directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell for a conversation on various anti-competitive corporate actions and state policies that might have slipped under your radar.  READ MORE


Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities (Episode 68)

Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities (Episode 68)

Hibba Meraay

March 21, 2019

Host John Farrell speaks with ILSR’s Marie Donahue and Neil Seldman about the harmful impact of burning trash to generate electricity. The trio dive into ILSR’s recent report Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy. They also discuss Baltimore’s recent passage of the Clean Air Act.  READ MORE


Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Hibba Meraay

March 7, 2019

Host Christopher Mitchell speaks with broadband champion Susan Crawford. Christopher and Susan talk about bringing better connectivity to rural and urban areas.  READ MORE