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Like a lot of other kids, Nate has questions and concerns about what is happening in Washington. The Show About Politics & History will be focus on improving the political discourse in this country through conversations with politicians, government officials, political scientists and historians. With 2020 just around the corner, The Show About Politics & History will help kids (and adults) better understand the role they play in shaping the future of the US.

The Show About Politics & History is hosted by third grader Nate Butkus, who also hosts The Show About Science - an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery!

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    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Like a lot of other kids, Nate has questions and concerns about what is happening in Washington. The Show About Politics & History will be focus on improving the political discourse in this country through conversations with politicians, government officials, political scientists and historians. With 2020 just around the corner, The Show About Politics & History will help kids (and adults) better understand the role they play in shaping the future of the US.

The Show About Politics & History is hosted by third grader Nate Butkus, who also hosts The Show About Science - an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery!

    The Watergate Fiasco with Leon Neyfakh

    The Watergate Fiasco with Leon Neyfakh

    Leon Neyfakh is the creator of Slow Burn, a podcast that examines what it would have been like to live through the events of Watergate as they unfolded in real time. On this episode of The Show About Politics & History, Nate talks with Leon about Nixon, the Watergate coverup, and how those events can help us understand the current impeachment hearings.

    Nate and Leon also talk about his new podcast, Fiasco, which looks at the Iran-Contra Affair and the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush.

    Listen to Fiasco on Luminary: https://luminary.link/indJ5Z7Ld4
    Listen to Slow Burn: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s1/watergate
    Watch Slow Burn on EPIX: https://www.epix.com/series/1021/season/1/episode/1/slow-burn-s1-e1

    • 16 min
    The Supreme Court with Nina Totenberg

    The Supreme Court with Nina Totenberg

    Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. On this episode of The Show About Politics & History, Nina tells Nate about how the Supreme Court has evolved over the past few decades and shares the story of how she first met Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Here's some background information on some of the Supreme Court cases discussed in this episode.

    The Pentagon Papers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_-efpukppE
    Watergate and Nixon: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_HYL6-0Co
    Bush v. Gore: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-nR_hmS6V0&t=243s

    This episode is sponsored by MEL Science. Support The Show About Politics by signing up for a monthly subscription at: melscience.pxf.io/nate

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    • 17 min
    Kennedy Part 2: Oswald and the Umbrella Man

    Kennedy Part 2: Oswald and the Umbrella Man

    On the last episode of The Show About Politics, we chronicled John F. Kennedy's arrival in Dallas on November 22, 1963. On this episode, we pick up our conversation with Lindsey Richardson, the Curator of Collections at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, to find out what happened at the Texas Schoolbook Depository on that fateful day.

    This episode is the second part of a two part series. Make sure to listen to go back and listen to part one before listening to this episode. And after you're done, head over to https://theshowaboutscience.com to hear an interview with forensic scientist Mike Haag. In that interview, you'll learn how modern day science can help us better understand events like the JFK assassination.

    A quick note for parents. This episode talks about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy which may not be suitable for younger ears.

    This episode is sponsored by MEL Science. Support The Show About Politics by signing up for a monthly subscription at: https://melscience.pxf.io/nate

    Call The Show About Politics Hotline at 1-872-215-1966 and leave us your feedback. And make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 17 min
    Kennedy Part 1: Dallas

    Kennedy Part 1: Dallas

    On this episode of The Show About Politics, we visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, the museum chronicles what happened to John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Our tour guide for this episode is Lindsey Richardson, the museum's Curator of Collections. This episode is the first part of a two part series recorded at the exact location where everything went down on that fateful day in November.

    A quick note for parents. This episode talks about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy which may not be suitable for younger ears.

    This episode is sponsored by MEL Science. Support The Show About Politics by signing up for a monthly subscription at: melscience.pxf.io/nate

    Call The Show About Politics Hotline at 1-872-215-1966 and leave us your feedback. And make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 15 min
    #1917Live: Retweet the Revolution

    #1917Live: Retweet the Revolution

    What if Twitter existed 100 years ago? What role would it have played in the politics of that era? On this episode of The Show About Politics, we take a time machine back to the Russian Revolution to find out. Joining us on this adventure is Ivor Crotty and Dr Helen Rappaport, two of the creators of a digital historical social media project called #1917Live. #1917LIVE is an experimental project that tells the story of the Russian Revolution through a network of linked Twitter accounts. Dozens of historical characters, from Tsar Nicholas II to Vladimir Lenin are live-tweeting events day-by-day as if Twitter existed a century ago.

    Learn more about #1917Live here: https://1917live.red/

    This episode is sponsored by MEL Science. Support The Show About Politics by signing up for a monthly subscription at: melscience.pxf.io/nate

    Call The Show About Politics Hotline at 1-872-215-1966 and leave us your feedback. And make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 13 min
    Why Are Kids Striking Against Climate Change?

    Why Are Kids Striking Against Climate Change?

    On March 15, 2019, tens of thousands of students around the world skipped school to protest their governments inaction on climate change. On this episode, Nate meets up with Joe Hanson, the host of It's Okay To Be Smart and Hot Mess on YouTube to talk about why this issue has become so divisive.

    This episode is sponsored by MEL Science. Support The Show About Politics by signing up for a monthly subscription at: melscience.pxf.io/nate

    Watch episodes of It's Okay To Be Smart on YouTube: www.youtube.com/itsokaytobesmart

    Watch episodes of Hot Mess on YouTube:
    www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaEBhRsI6tmmz12fkSEYdw

    Call The Show About Politics Hotline at 1-872-215-1966 and leave us your feedback. And make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

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I agree

I agree that we have to go up against climate change

Show About Science fan ,

Awesome podcast!

The show about politics is amazing! I have never been so interested in politics and history before.

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I like that he is trying to get involved in politics but some of these concepts he won’t be able to wrap his mind around. Politics is more than social studies. Otherwise: 🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🧐🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🧐🐕👍🏻🧐🤣🤣🤣😎🧐😎🧐

PS: Hey Nate, I am an eleven year old podcaster and you can find me on iTunes @TheGreatHow, we can set up a collab if you want. XOXO, Luke Christy.

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