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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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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

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?

    117 - What Am The President of the USA?

    117 - What Am The President of the USA?

    What’s that? You say you’re sick of hearing about the election and US politics? Oh ok. Well… we worked really hard on this episode explaining the office of the president of the US. We’ll leave it here if you change your mind.

     *throws podcast onto the content pile*

    Trump Supporters Swarm Biden/Harris Campaign Bus (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/biden-harris-bus-highway-texas-trump-train)

    Trump Steaks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Steaks)

    The 25th Amendment Explained | CGP Grey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boezS4C_MFc)

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    116 - What Am The UN?

    116 - What Am The UN?

    The United Nations recently celebrated it's 75th birthday. To mark the occasion, the boys decided it was about time they did an episode on the worlds largest intergovernmental organisation.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights (https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/)

    UN Sub Agencies (https://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/c.php?g=365747&p=7141851)

    Gaddafi UN Speech (https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/q.jpg)

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    115 - What Am Our Mental Health Stories?

    115 - What Am Our Mental Health Stories?

    To commemorate Mental Health Day Steve and Richie have a chat about their mental health challenges, treatments and the importance of talking.

    • 42 min
    114 - What Am Mental Health? (with Bressie)

    114 - What Am Mental Health? (with Bressie)

    A very special episode topic requires a very special guest and we can think of no one better than Nial Breslin (https://twitter.com/nbrez?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , aka Bressie to talk about What Am Mental Health?

    Is modern life causing us to be more anxious? What role does politics play in mental health? What can we do to protect our mental wellbeing? The lads chat about all of this, and more, on this very special episode.

    World Mental Health Day (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day)

    A Lust For Life (https://www.alustforlife.com/)

    Pieta House (https://www.pieta.ie/)

    Where Is My Mind Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/2CyjB6oxmOc8nsndBFCOVM?si=Sgfpx_DFQEyecrJglNO7Iw)

    Wake Up/Wind Down Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/7pqSBiqn7j1SNh3ZXn3Vqf?si=m__-LTM7RPeQhODlPLY8pg)

    One Good Thing (https://open.spotify.com/track/3Jj6tVexMszPWEvh9fsgMX?si=TJgU-TqtS7uVQapkgRXBtQ) by The Blizzards (https://www.theblizzards.ie/)

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    113- What Am The State of 2020?

    113- What Am The State of 2020?

    2020 has been a very, very, very weird election year. Plagues, protests and pompous presidents have dominated the news cycles. The candidates for the top job just met in the first of three debates and the lads are joined by Jim Elliot to cover the highli... well, definitely the lowlights of that duel and the campaign in general.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    112 - What Am GDP?

    112 - What Am GDP?

    Gross domestic product: The metric politicians and economists use to measure how "well" things are going. What is it? What's wrong with it? Why is the episode artwork a crappy horse costume? Take a listen to find out!

    The UX Design Institute (https://www.uxdesigninstitute.com/WhatAm)

    I Know That Face (https://www.headstuff.org/i-know-that-face/)

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    • 1 hr 11 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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