AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced the launch of a new podcast called The Foundation. Hosting the podcast is Dr. Kevin Roberts, TPPF’s executive director.

“We refer to it as The Foundation in the name not only because the podcast gives an insight into what happens here, but it also focuses on the ideas and principles that form the basis of our work,” said Dr. Roberts. “This podcast is a way to feature some of the most important conversations we have at the Foundation and connect directly with people passionate about public policy and the cause of liberty.”

The podcasts, which last for about an hour each, provide the chance to explore significant policy issues in depth.

“Whether it’s the experts we have at the Foundation or world-class scholars, authors and policymakers we have as guests, the podcast is an opportunity to feature discussions that go beyond headlines and political platitudes,” said Dr. Roberts. “There is a unique energy that comes from discussions and we invite listeners to experience it. Not everyone can make it to Austin for an event or join us for a conversation, but through the podcast they can engage in the conversation in a time and place that is convenient for them.”

As part of the launch, three preview episodes of The Foundation are available now:

  • Episode 1: Dr. Roberts interviews Dr. Ashley Brerner about her book "Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School"
  • Episode 2: Former Congressman and now President of the Heartland Institute Tim Huelskamp joined TPPF's "Draining the Swamp Summit"
  • Episode 3: Dr. Roberts sits down with TPPF experts Rob Henneke and Drew White, who focus on reducing federal regulations and giving more authority to the states

Get the latest episode of The Foundation. It is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts and Stitcher.

For more information, please contact Alicia Pierce or 512-472-2700.  

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.    

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin that aims to foster human flourishing by protecting and promoting liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.

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