The Impact
In Washington, DC, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. We examine the consequences of what happens when powerful people act — or fail to act. This season, Jillian Weinberger explores the big ideas from the 2020 presidential candidates: how their ideas worked, or didn’t work, in other places or at other times. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Documentary
News Commentary
Politics
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Where the US already has a border wall
Nearly 25 years ago, the federal government divided Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, with a wall that looks a lot like the one President Trump wants to extend along the southern border.
29 min
2
Free tuition is not enough
Why free college hasn't been a panacea in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and what that means for similar proposals from 2020 presidential candidates.
24 min
3
Family Dollar(s)
How a monthly stipend from the Canadian government has helped lift 300,000 children out of poverty.
18 min
4
Saving Private Health Care
Australia’s health care system looks a lot like the plans proposed by Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg. We travel to Melbourne to see how the private-public hybrid system is working Down Under.
26 min
5
How Taiwan got Medicare-for-All
Health care in Taiwan looks a lot like a proposal from some of the Democratic presidential candidates in the US.
28 min
6
Green New Germany
How one man and his solar panels transformed the way the world gets its energy.
21 min
7
After conviction, a second chance
A plan from the past, to help reverse the war on drugs.
26 min
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How to stop an epidemic
Lessons from the AIDS epidemic to fight the opioid crisis.
28 min
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The Impact of 2020
Presidential platforms playing out in the real world
3 min
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New season, new host
Jillian Weinberger investigates the big ideas from 2020 candidates
3 min
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Denmark’s paternity leave problem
32 min
12
The incredible shrinking city
29 min
13
Leaving Baltimore behind
42 min
14
What schools look like when we fund them fairly
30 min
15
Food fight!
30 min
16
Deportation without representation
28 min
17
Sit in a circle. Talk to other pregnant women. ...
23 min
18
Is fixing campaign finance as easy as giving ev...
28 min
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Season 2: The most interesting policy experimen...
2 min
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Help us make season 2!
1 min
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How California saves moms from dying in childbirth
31 min
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The black robe effect
38 min
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This robotic pelvis reduces teen pregnancy
25 min
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The controversial way doctors fight pain withou...
26 min
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The policies that created the opioid epidemic
24 min
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It’s time to face the fax
23 min
27
Car crash hospitals vs. plane crash hospitals
26 min
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The curious case of the $629 Band-Aid
21 min
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Introducing The Impact
The Impact is a show about how policy affects people.
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