What am politics?
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 affects 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?
What do you know about the House of Lords? If you're like Richie, then all you have is a vague assumption that they all sound like Nigel Thornberry. Turns out this was only partially true. In this week's minisode, Steve teaches Richie all about the UK's second chamber of parliament.
Our lives, countries, and cultures are more interconnected than ever before. Globalisation. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it work when placed into the chorus of "Elevation" by U2? Join Steve and Richie as they try figure all this out.
People are rioting in the streets of France. The Federal Government of the United States has been shutdown for a month. The UK parliament can’t pass a Brexit deal or get rid of the Prime Minister. And Ireland’s Taoiseach wants people to stop eating burgers.
Contrary to popular belief, when the president of the USA wants to travel long distances he doesn't climb into a large medieval catapult and get launched vaguely in the direction of his desired destination. Air Force One, his preferred method of getting around, is much more elaborate and is worthy of it's own special minisode.
This week the boys leave the cosy comfort of the studio to bring Hercules the puppy for a walk in the park. They take advantage of the change of scenery to reflect on the last two years of the show, their evolving relationship with politics, and their political resolutions for 2019. They also make good on their promise of getting matching tattoos... and have the recordings to prove it.
Another year, another series of politically induced existential crises. Join Steve and Richie as they take a look back on 2018 with same irreverence and insight that you've come to enjoy/tolerate.
Central Banks. They're like banks.... but more central? Before recording this episode this is what Richie thought the term meant. He was, of course, quite wrong. Join Steve and Richie as they learn all about the financial institution that sits at the heart of a countries' economy.
Misinformation, excessive content, and questionable algorithms. These scary words are the harbingers of a scary problem: a failing news system. It’s so scary, in fact, that Steve and Richie needed an adult to help them be brave boys and show them how it can be fixed. Enter Mark Little, journalist, entrepreneur, and all round great guy.
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