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The Ballotball Podcast explores voting and elections around the world.

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The Ballotball Podcast explores voting and elections around the world.

    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 8 - 5/11/16

    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 8 - 5/11/16

    Explore Virginia Governor's decision to let felons vote, how Mandela got elected, and whether or not British voters will raise the draw bridge to Europe.

    0:00 What are the implications of Virginia allowing former felons to vote.
    11:36 Ballotball Classic! April 27, 1994, the day Nelson Mandela won it all.
    ​18:44 International Elections: What's a Brexit?

    • 29 min
    The Ballotball Podcast: Episode 7- 4/2/2016

    The Ballotball Podcast: Episode 7- 4/2/2016

    What do you do when your presidential March Madness bracket busts. Find out what 3rd party candidates might be preferable to the options the Democrats and Republicans provide. Then take a tour around the world to find out about elections in Syria, Serbia, South Korea, and more. Finally, get ready for the new season of Game of Thrones by finding out about the shady electoral history of John Snow.

    0:00 What to do when your presidential March Madness bracket busts. We explore 3rd party candidates you might prefer to the Democratic or GOP candidates.
    10:58 International elections: Preview April elections in South Korea, Serbia, Syria, and many more countries
    30:07 Game of Thrones expert John Nelson explains how John Snow is a dirty dirty cheat (even though we're all glad he cheated)

    • 56 min
    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 6 - 3/6/2016

    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 6 - 3/6/2016

    Find out about encouraging people to vote, forcing people to vote, and what happens if people absolutely positively refuse to vote.

    0:00 How to get voters to vote.
    4:00 Interview with Molly Woon, Communications Director for the Oregon Secretary of State
    14:58 International Elections: Where voting is the law, not a privilege
    18:06 Ballotball Classic! Before Trump and Caesar, there was Tiberius Gracchas

    • 32 min
    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 5 - 2/6/16

    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 5 - 2/6/16

    Episode 5 recaps the Iowa caucus by talking to voters, explores elections in Haiti, Iran, and the tiny nation of Comoros, and decides who should and shouldn't be president.

    0:00 Recap of results in Iowa Caucus
    4:40 Discussion with Iowa voters Jonathon Green, Sarah Hedlund, and Kyle Waletich.
    29:43 International Elections: Preview of elections in Haiti, Iran, Niger, and the Comoros
    35:43 Ballotball Classic! Just who is eligible to be president?

    • 41 min
    The Ballotball Podcast: Episode 4 - 1/6/16

    The Ballotball Podcast: Episode 4 - 1/6/16

    Find out why Iowa gets to go first every election, and how the different parties hold their caucuses.

    0:00 Alice goes through the looking glass and runs a caucus race.
    1:23 Why the Vietnam War and a lack of hotel rooms in Des Moines made the Iowa caucus the first in the nation.
    8:00 How the Republicans caucus
    13:53 How the Democrats caucus

    • 19 min
    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 3 - 12/4/15

    Ballotball Podcast: Episode 3 - 12/4/15

    Exploring the implications of the Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court case, and the rising power of the Sith in a galaxy far far away and in Ukraine.

    0:00 Breaking down the implications of the Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court case
    30:20 Ballotball Classic! How Senator Palpatine took down the Republic
    33:41 International Elections: The Odessa, Ukraine city council falls to the Sith.

    • 39 min

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Alan Berry ,

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Just listened to the latest episode and I'm looking forward to catching up with past episodes. The podcast is ridiculously informative and sheds light on one of the more inane facets of political Americana - Iowa voting first in the primaries. Good stories and great stats!

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