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When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other.

Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?

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When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other.

Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?

    107 - What Am Hamilton?

    107 - What Am Hamilton?

    So, how does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence impoverished in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar? Great question! Luckily, Hamilton, a hip hop musical about the founding fathers is available to stream so we can all get drunk, sing along, and find out together.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    106 - What Am Trans Rights?

    106 - What Am Trans Rights?

    Trans rights are human rights. For many of us, this is an obvious fact, but like all civil rights movements it has its detractors. In recent weeks the world has seen an uptick in TERF and “gender critical” voices in the media. Unfortunately, the loudest of these voices tend to be non-trans. To help set the record straight, the boys sat down with self made man and the founder of “This Is Me (https://twitter.com/thisismeireland?lang=en) ”, Noah Halpin (https://twitter.com/Noah_Halpin?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) . 

    They discuss Noah’s journey, the gender recognition act, transphobia, tiny horses and much more.

    What Do You Want To Know? Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/1-how-does-sign-language-work/id1514150358?i=1000477147024)

    King The Tiny Horse (https://imgur.com/a/Hz366Xw)

    This Is Me (https://twitter.com/thisismeireland?lang=en)

    TENI (https://www.teni.ie/)

    Aoife Martin (https://twitter.com/aoifemrtn?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)

    Sara Phillips (https://twitter.com/sararphillips?lang=en)

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    105 - What Am Islam?

    105 - What Am Islam?

    Approaching the politics of any religion is no small task. Even more so one with that is a diverse and complicated faith with over a billion followers throughout the world. Luckily, the lads were joined by the charming and discerning Zainab Gulamali (https://twitter.com/zainab_gulamali?lang=en) , Public Affairs Manager of the Muslim Council of Britain (https://mcb.org.uk/get-involved/friends/) . She was able to talk them through growing up in Britain, doing Ramadan through lockdown and the ever present of Islamophobia in British politics.
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    Black Visions Collective (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/)
    Black Lives Matter (https://blacklivesmatter.com/)
    Urgent Actions Fund (https://urgentactionfund.org/)
    Black Voices To Listen To:
    Black & Irish Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/black_andirish/)
    Black Lives Matter (https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)
    Reni Eddo-Lodge (https://twitter.com/renireni)
    Wesley Lowery (https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery)
    Rachel Cargle (https://www.instagram.com/rachel.cargle/?hl=en)
    Candice Brathwaite (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA4byl3Jc8G/)
    Ibram X. Kendi (https://www.instagram.com/ibramxk/)
    Helpful Links:
    Black Lives Matter (https://blacklivesmatter.com/)
    A Guide To White Privilege (https://www.instagram.com/p/B9DfahhBChU/)
    Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/30/why-im-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race)
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    104 - What Am Happening? (George Floyd Murder, US Protests, Cummings Scandal)

    104 - What Am Happening? (George Floyd Murder, US Protests, Cummings Scandal)

    This week the boys take a break from episode topics to talk about the protests sweeping the US in the wake of George Floyds murder and the Dominic Cummings scandal.
    CNN Reporter Arrested Live On Air (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-52849358/minneapolis-unrest-cnn-reporter-arrested-live-on-air)
    Police Shooting Bystanders (https://streamable.com/u2jzoo)
    Killer Mike Speech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9io6VEt58)
    Places To Donate:
    George Floyd Memorial Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd)
    Campaign Zero (https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision)
    Black Visions Collective (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/)
    Black Voices To Listen To:
    Reni Eddo-Lodge (https://twitter.com/renireni)
    Wesley Lowery (https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery)
    Rachel Cargle (https://www.instagram.com/rachel.cargle/?hl=en)
    Candice Brathwaite (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA4byl3Jc8G/)
    Ibram X. Kendi (https://www.instagram.com/ibramxk/)
    Helpful Links:
    Black Lives Matter (https://blacklivesmatter.com/)
    A Guide To White Privilege (https://www.instagram.com/p/B9DfahhBChU/)
    Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/30/why-im-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race)
    10 Steps To Non-Optical Allyship (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA04VKDAyjb/)
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    • 52 min
    103 - What Am Oil?

    103 - What Am Oil?

    The modern economy has been built to depend on an industry that sucks black goo from the ground and pours it into every aspect of our lives. But is that system about to run dry? And what has this industry done to the countries of the world that have the most potent underground lakes of dino-bone-juice?  Join Steve and Richie as they drill down into the question of What Am Oil?
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    102 - What Am Universal Basic Income?

    102 - What Am Universal Basic Income?

    With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the world's economy governments are scrambling to find a way to support their citizens. Many experts, including our guest Steve Thomas of UBI Labs, are advocating for Universal Basic Income as a solution.
    Join Steve and Richie as they ask the pertinent question: free money good?
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Basically the Strategic Communications Unit with jokes.

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Educational and Entertaining

Delivering political and newsworthy information in an accessible, hilarious and gripping format.

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One of my favourite podcasts. Informative, funny and no they’re not blue shirts. Also Hercules.

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