Built to Win

An FGA Podcast

About the show

Want to know what comes next in state policy, politics, culture, ideas? FGA’s Kristen Eichamer and Victoria Eardley host riveting interviews with the policy experts, legislators, executives, advocates, authors, entrepreneurs, newsmakers, and politicians who are defining the foundation of America.

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  • Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson

    March 17th, 2022  |  18 mins 27 secs
  • There's No Free Lunch: David Bahnsen Discusses Welfare, New Book

    February 28th, 2022  |  31 mins 1 sec
    economics, welfare

    Author David L. Bahnsen joins FGA's Kristen Eichamer to discuss his new book, "There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths".

  • Election Reform: Progress Made, But the Fight is Not Over

    January 13th, 2022  |  23 mins 20 secs
    absentee, ballot, corruption, counting, graft, influence, integrity, law, legal, policy, reform, third-party, voting

    FGA Senior Fellow Madeline Malisa joins host Kristen Eichamer to discuss reforms that aim to restore voter confidence.

  • The Center for Excellence in Polling

    August 5th, 2021  |  20 mins 32 secs
    accountable, analysis, center, data, excellence, fga, foundation, government, govt, polling

    FGA regularly conducts public interest polling, persuasive message testing, and tailored focus groups in order to understand the surrounding landscape and to chart a path through it. To double-down on this effort, FGA recently launched the Center for Excellence in Polling.

  • What Are Election Zuckerbucks?

    July 8th, 2021  |  22 mins 10 secs
    assurance, cheating, election, integrity, money, reform, safeguard, zuck, zuckerberg, zuckerbucks

    Can a rich tech billionaire funnel his wealth into elections? Well, we all know about political campaign donations, but what about donations straight to specific election offices and election officials? That’s what Zuckerbucks in the 2020 election were. Listen in for more details.

  • Unmasking COVID Unemployment Fraud

    July 1st, 2021  |  15 mins 15 secs
    abuse, employment, fraud, insurance, program, unemployment

    FGA Research Fellow Jonathan Bain joins host Dan Reynolds to discuss the recently released FGA paper, Unmasking the Unemployment Crisis: The New Pandemic Plaguing America.

  • The Biden Administration's Bully Tactics

    June 10th, 2021  |  33 mins 20 secs
    biden, bully, compliance, mafia, mob, state, tactics

    Join FGA's Victoria Eardley and Chase Martin in discussing some of the ways the current Biden administration forces state compliance.

  • States are Taking Back Their Unemployment Systems

    May 27th, 2021  |  22 mins 12 secs

    Victoria Eardley and Joe Horvath cover some of the recent action states have taken to roll back some of the disincentives found in federal COVID legislation - and how important those steps are to a thriving American economy.

  • H.R.1 and S.1: Let's Talk About It

    May 20th, 2021  |  22 mins 16 secs
    bad, changes, cheat, elections, hr1, laws, legal, s1, voting

    Recently, some in Congress have been pushing H.R.1 and S.1. In today's episode, we cover what exactly is in each of these pieces of legislation and how they affect state elections.

  • The Need for Election Reform

    May 13th, 2021  |  14 mins 4 secs
    assurance, cheating, election, integrity, reform, safeguard

    Dan Reynolds and Katie Rodgers cover why states need election reform, what states can do about it, and they go into detail on Georgia's recent election integrity reform package.

  • Medicaid 101

    April 8th, 2021  |  14 mins 23 secs
    abuse, fraud, medicaid, program, spending, waste

    Today, we give you a primer on Medicaid. What exactly is Medicaid? How large and expensive is it? Who's eligible for Medicaid? Learn all this and more.

  • What is Unemployment Insurance?

    March 25th, 2021  |  14 mins 4 secs
    abuse, employment, fraud, insurance, program, unemployment

    Join host Dan Reynolds as he sits down with Joe Horvath, a senior fellow at FGA, to shed light on unemployment insurance, one of the most misunderstood government programs.

  • Get Built to Win

    March 24th, 2021  |  22 mins 22 secs
    intro, premiere, welcome

    Welcome to the first-ever episode of Built to Win, presented to you by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). Join FGA CEO, President, and Founder, Tarren Bragdon, along with Government Affairs Director, Roy Lenardson, as we unpack exactly what FGA is, what makes FGA different, and ultimately, how FGA and this podcast will get you Built to Win.