We all know American families are being crushed by four-decade high inflation, but the elites remain preoccupied with the likes of diversity hiring and student debt transfers from elites to every day taxpayers. It seems like every time we turn on the TV, we hear the Biden Administration and voices at the Federal Reserve talking about everything but fixing inflation. So what do we do about it? On this episode of Heritage Explains we talk about how to counter the DC elite narrative, and the steps we should be taking to fix this inflation problem once and for all. 

This week, Ian Artinger, Director of Digital Communications at Heritage Action explains what ESG is and how this liberal scoring system hurts us all. Learn more at www.esghurts.com.

Video game use is skyrocketing all across the world, and China continues to gain ownership of game developers and companies. That means, behind your child’s favorite video game is the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to influence and also steal your private data. On this episode, we talk about China’s increased interest in international gaming, how they harvest user data, use game stories to change historical context for learning, and why it’s imperative that parents and gamers take an active role in curtailing what’s played online.  

China is rapidly expanding its nuclear capabilities. This week, Patty-Jane Geller, a senior policy analyst in Heritage’s Center for National Defense explains how many nukes the U.S. has in comparison to Russia and China and what a nuclear deterrence strategy looks like in today’s environment. 


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Recorded LIVE: The Biden administration has announced plans to pay off billions of dollars in student loans for college graduates. The administration will also extend a federal pause on student loan repayments, letting students avoid making even one payment on their loans or accruing new interest. Who’s going to pay for it? Working and middle-class Americans who likely didn’t have the same luxury to go to college. On this episode, we are going live to dive into this fundamentally unfair and regressive move that will also accelerate already historic inflation.

On Heritage Explains LIVE, The Washington Examiner’s Kaylee McGhee answers questions about school choice and why the left hates it so much.


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Life just became a little more expensive for the middle class in American. On this episode of Heritage Explains live we break down the so-called Inflation Reduction Act passed this weekend along party lines.

Beijing is warning of “serious consequences” and “firm and resolute measures” in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. On this bonus episode of Heritage Explains, we take your questions with Heritage Foundation China expert Dean Chang.

After President Biden’s meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the White House has been touting the agreement for Mexico to pay $1.5 billion over two years for US border security efforts. But how will this money be spent and is it enough? What will the US have to do in return? Given that we are on track for a record-breaking year in terms of illegal border crossings, what is at stake in terms of safety and security and what we must do to finally fix the border? Lora Ries is the director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation, and on this episode, she explains.

Americans are feeling the pain at the pump and at the grocery store. Inflation is at a 40-year record high. Yet, President Joe Biden and his administration say that the economy is better than ever. This week, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Stephen Moore explains the truth about Joe Biden’s economy. 


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A lot is changing in South America. As many nations elect leaders with Marxist roots, we are wondering where it all goes from here. The biggest surprise is that for the first time ever, Colombia now has a leftist leader, poised to make huge changes. So is this the beginning of a Marxist revolution throughout South America? Are we going to see these nations embrace the fate of Venezuela and Cuba? What is China’s role in this, and what do they have to gain? On this episode, we talk about all that’s at stake in South America, how this revolutionary orbit toward Marxism is a lot like the BLM Movement here in the US, and how the US should respond.  

Lawmakers are considering adding women to the draft. This week, James Carafano, Vice President of Heritage’s Davis Institute for International Studies and 25 year Army veteran explains why that’s a bad idea and if we should even still have a draft.


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Everyone is talking about sky-high gas prices. $5/gallon is hitting all of us where it hurts. On this episode, Heritage Foundation Executive Vice President, Derrick Morgan helps us understand why the left’s proposed solutions to lowering sky-high gas prices are just gimmicks and do nothing to fix the actual problem. Instead, the Biden Administration should pursue and developing the abundant natural resources this great nation has.  

The left continues to push the narrative that so-called “gender-affirming care” for kids (puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones) is necessary to prevent youth suicide. But in reality, the data tell a totally different story, and parents are often kept in the dark. On this episode, we talk with Jay Greene about his new report that shows “gender-affirming care” is not only dangerous for kids, but also why parents (not government) must be empowered to make decisions for their kids. 

This week, we are sharing with you the newest podcast in the Heritage Podcast Network, The Kevin Roberts Show. Each episode of The Kevin Roberts Show is a weekly rallying cry for lovers of freedom everywhere, packed with Dr. Roberts’ analysis on the issues of the day and deep conversations with the movers and shakers of American politics and culture. And all of it backed by the academic excellence of The Heritage Foundation.

We are all feeling the pressure of the economy. But President Biden insists that our economy has gone from being “on the mend to on the move.” So what is the real story with our economy? On this episode Joel Griffith paints a clear picture, and explains the three things Congress must do to get back to prosperity. 

With Russian forces struggling to overtake Ukraine, how likely is the Kremlin to escalate the war by using a nuclear weapon? Peter Brookes, Heritage’s senior research fellow for weapons of mass destruction and counter proliferation, explains.


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Under the umbrella of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activism, corporations have become unimaginably woke. They are weaponizing capital, and it is promoting nearly every left-wing policy issue they care about. So what does it mean to say the Left is weaponizing capital, what are the implications? On this episode Heritage Visiting Fellow (and former CEO of CKE Restaurants) Andy Puzder joins us to examine the consequences of ESG activism, what it’s doing to American culture/401k’s, and the awesome pushback that’s happening!

This fall, New Jersey public school second graders will be getting lessons related to gender identity under state sex education guidelines. Jonathan Butcher, Heritage’s Will Skillman Fellow in Education explains the states lesson plan, where else this is happening, and what parents can do about it. 


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With the leak of the draft decision of Dobbs v. Jackson, people on the right and the left are asking if the Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade.