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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?

    140 - What Am Politics? (The Finale)

    140 - What Am Politics? (The Finale)

    It took some doing, but after 5 years and 140 episodes we have finally covered every single detail on the subject of politics. From this point onwards there will be no new information on the topic. Anyone who makes a claim to the contrary is probably a fascist and is not to be trusted.

    Emotional deflection aside, it has been our sincerest pleasure to be the voices in your head and we hope you learned a thing or two, and maybe had a little giggle along the way. 

    There's a bajillion podcasts out there, so we really cannot thank you enough for gifting us with your time and attention. You have made us both feel as warm and fuzzy as Hercules after a bath.

    We hope you enjoy this, our final episode.

    Lots of love,

    Steve & Richie 

    • 1 hr 57 min
    139 - What Am The Internet? (with Dr Dónal Mulligan)

    139 - What Am The Internet? (with Dr Dónal Mulligan)

    Are you ready to jack into the metaverse and surf a cyberwave down the information super highway? Stick on these VR goggles and join us as we chat with Dr Dónal Mulligan about the internet and its effect on politics.

    Be careful though! If you die in the podcast, you die in real life.

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    • 57 min
    138 - What Am Local Government? (with Mayor Peter Kavanagh)

    138 - What Am Local Government? (with Mayor Peter Kavanagh)

    Nobody cares about local government until the bins don’t get collected and the grass has grown really, really long on your local GAA pitch. Nobody, that is, except for Mayor Peter Kavanagh, a man with more fucks to give than there are blades of grass on you local GAA pitch.

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    • 55 min
    137 - What Am Populism?

    137 - What Am Populism?

    Welcome back to Top of the Populists! Stay tuned to hear some anti-elitist bops from DJ Trump and many more!

    Seriously though, Steve has finally recovered from the haze of his masters degree to teach us all about the political framework (?) of populism. Also, Richie has a new toy.

    Good soup...

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    • 56 min
    136 - What Am Development Aid? (with Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trocaire)

    136 - What Am Development Aid? (with Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trocaire)

    Development Aid isn't just about charity. Its about social justice. It's about helping people help themselves. In today's new episode, Steve and Richie chat to Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trocaire, about the organisation's amazing work, how COVID has effected things, and of course, Trocaire boxes.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    135 - What Am Northern Ireland?

    135 - What Am Northern Ireland?

    We're back, babaí! 

    To ease back into things, the boys decided to tackle the light and breezy subject of *checks notes* ... Northern Ireland. 

    Steve and Richie chat about the history, the Troubles and the future. 

    Plus, stick around to the end for an update on the future of What Am.

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

thatssonessa ,

Love this podcast!

I’ve been looking for a political science podcast that fits me. I’m not too serious (I giggle at everything), but I know what’s going on and I really care to learn more. This is perfect. They make me feel at home, talk about the topics we’re all thinking about from a perspective thats not doom and gloom but insightful and fresh. And if they teach you a little along the way, that’s even better.

olivamoon ,

Best Podcast Ever!

This is my favorite podcast. I’m laughing and learning - what’s not to love? Do have to be careful at the gym though, I get very strange looks when I burst out laughing on the treadmill. Keep it up guys - please!

Maria Shoemaker ,

Fun and Informative!

Great well-rounded show on world politics and a lot of fun to listen to.I basically only listen to political podcasts and most of them are pretty dry, but these guys are great.

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