Learn Me Something

Learn Me Something is a podcast that celebrates our ignorance as the beginning of the search for truth. Every week we select diverse subjects outside our neurosphere. The intent is to learn and teach something, for all of us. Recognizing the evolving world we live in, our goal is to teach critical thinking strategies to enable us to see past falsehoods.




episode 103: Overton’s Window

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into Overton's Window. Joseph Overton observed that in a given public policy area, such as education, only a relatively narrow range of potential policies will be considered politically acceptable. This "window" of politically acceptable options is primarily defined not by what politicians prefer, but rather by what they believe they can support and still win re-election. In general, then, the window shifts to include different policy options not when ideas change among politicians, but when ideas change in the society that elects them. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 35:28:00 Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb Episode Links

  • An Introduction to the Overton Window of Political Possibilities
  • How an Obscure Conservative Theory Became the Trump Era’s Go-to Nerd Phrase
  • What is the Overton window?
  • AOC Smashes The Overton Window
  • Moving the Overton Window
  • For Good and Ill, Donald Trump Has Brought Discussion of Political Impossibilities into the Open
  • Policy Tug-O-War
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 2019-05-17  35m