The Theater of Public Policy


The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improvisational comedy. We invite smart people to talk about the issues of the day and a team of improvisers brings them to life. Presented here, are the interviews from these shows.


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Title: The Millennial Farmer

The Millennial Farmer

December 5th, 2019

Zach Johnson is a fifth generation Minnesota farmer. The industry obviously looks much different than it did when his great, great grandfather was working… Go to Episode

Is this the Era for the ERA?

December 3rd, 2019

Should gender equity be written into Minnesota law? For decades, advocates have been pushing for just that, and earlier this year they got a major win… Go to Episode

The Commissioner of Public Safety

November 28th, 2019

Who oversees police and public safety across the state of Minnesota? It’s former Metro Transit and St. Paul police chief John Harrington! Needless to… Go to Episode

An Improvised De-escalation Training!

November 26th, 2019

It’s a show with tools you can use in your next family dinner table debate! “De-escalation” is a way of approaching a potential conflict in a way… Go to Episode