Runaway government spending has been a vocal concern of the burgeoning Tea Party movement since its inception. But many average voters don’t know a lot about the federal budget and how it works, outside of the fact that it’s out of control.

In this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast, Brian Riedl talks about his new report, Federal Spending by the Numbers, which breaks down the budget by program so you can learn about precisely how your tax dollars are being spent. Examples range from outrageous, like hundreds of thousands spent for the FCC to sponsor a NASCAR driver, to serious, like the Department of Education’s overflowing stimulus.

Listen to Heritage in Focus: Federal Spending by the Numbers here. You can also subscribe to the Heritage in Focus podcast by RSS feed or on iTunes.

You can also watch a Foundry video on federal spending here, or read Riedl’s special report here.