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?
Steve and Richie have talked an awful lot about politicians and what they do for a living, but they've yet to get into the nitty gritty of how someone goes from being a Normal Person to the lofty heights of elected officialdom. Until now!
After weeks and months of demonstrations, and despite a brutal police response, a sea of protestors continue to march through the dense streets of Hong Kong. This week Steve teaches Richie about the historical and political reasons behind the Hong Kong protests.
Comebacks and remakes are all the rage right now! So it's no surprise that Socialism is making its own glam return to Western politics after having been assumed to be in the trash can of history. Learn what's behind the ideology that drives politicians such as AOC, Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, but scares the bejeezus out of most conservatives.
Pre-conflict Syria was a beautiful country with a vibrant and inclusive culture. Unfortunately, the atrocities of the last few years have completely overshadowed this. The global perception of Syria has shifted to one of war, hardship, and displacement. How did this happen? Will peace ever be possible? Steve and Richie chat to journalist Razan Ibraheem to find out.
Dorian Lynskey, writer for Q, the Guardian and GQ, and host of the Remainiacs podcast, has written a biography of the iconic novel. We chat to him about what it means when we say Orwellian, and of course, about the novel’s continued impact on our political world.
It’s summer time and the living is supposed to be easy, but no one has told the world of politics! There’s leadership elections in the UK, Democratic Party debates in the US, international conferences in East Asia, and Trump may start a shooting war in the Middle East at any moment.
This week, Steve is joined by Naomi O'Leary to learn all about those little political pocket papers we call passports.
Would you feel safe in a skyscraper that had no foundations? How's about trying to walk around with no bones in your body?
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