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?
||Explicit38 - What Am Watergate?||You guys, political corruption is soooo hot right now. Thanks to Trump, federal government investigations may seem like a trendy news story, but he is far from the first of his kind. This week, Steve teaches Richie about the original bad boy of Ameri||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: 37 - What Am Love? (w/ Erin McGathy)||What am Love? (Baby don't hurt me, Don't hurt me, No more) It’s Valentine’s Day and we thought we’d ask the question that lies in everyone’s hearts; What am Love? To answer, we asked veteran podcaster, actor, comedian and all round wonderful hum||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36 - What Am Weapons of Mass Destruction?||There are enough nuclear bombs in the arsenals of the world to blow us all up several times over. And hovering over the buttons that can launch them are the fingers of Donal Trump, Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin. Steve takes Richie on a journey through.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitINTRODUCING: Newsie- a brand new news review podcast. NEW!||Newsie- a brand new podcast in which Steve will gather witty and well informed people to discuss the big news stories. Plenty of people have come back to us saying they would like more commentary on current events and we thought the best way to approac.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 - What Am One Year of Trump?||Donald Trump has been President for one year. 12 Months. 52 Weeks. 365 Days. 8765 Hours. 525948 Minutes. 31556926 Seconds. But hey, who's counting? The boys discuss the lows and… well, let's face, they have all been lows, of Trump's first year in offi||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34 - What Am Happening in 2018?||2018: The much anticipated sequel to the critically panned "2017". Join Steve and Richie as they look to the year ahead and breakdown its potential milestones. * * * [The FOMO: Your bi-weekly guide to culture you can't miss out on.](http://marcus...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33 - What Am Christmas? (and 2017 Year In Review)||And thus the inaugural year of our humble little podcast comes to an end. Steve and Richie are poised at the entrance to memory lane and are assuming a runners crouch. Join them, as they tear past 2017's key political milestones in a hasty and uncoordi.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Wild Podcast Appeared||Survey Link 3||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32 - What Am Cyber Security? (w/ Dr Jessica Barker)||These days nearly everything is connect to the web. You can even get 'Smart' toasters. So when Steve hacked into Richie's toaster and burnt his breakfast, he decided it was time to learn more about Cyber Security. The boys reached out to special guest .||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31 - What Am China? (w/ Mei Fong)||577 Emperors, 4000 years of history and 1.4 billion people is a lot to cover in one episode, but if anyone can, its Steve. At least, thats what he told Richie when he pitched an episode on the worlds second biggest economy Luckily, the boys also as...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30 - What Am The Eighth Amendment? (w/ Tara Flynn)||New Episode! The boys sit down with comedian, author, actress, and all round wonderful human being, Tara Flynn, to discuss Ireland’s Eighth Amendment and the efforts being made to repeal it. Tara talks about the history of abortion on the island, s.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29 - What Am the Alt-Right? (w/ Dr Joe Mulhall)||As two liberal snowflakes, it's hard to think of anything that scares Steve and Richie more than the Alt-Right movement. So, what better way to spend Halloween than by learning all about this chilling subject from the esteemed Dr Joe Mulhall of Hope No.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 - Who Am Teddy Roosevelt Part II||"We're bringing Teddy back. Them other presidents don't know how to act." - Excerpt from our upcoming album, "Future Teddy Love Sounds" dropping later this year. If you can't wait for that, then please enjoy the second, and final, part of our Theod...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 - Who Am Teddy Roosevelt?||It's Steve's birthday! Apparently that means he gets to pick this week's topic. So settle in and enjoy the story of Steve's favorite president, and all-round badass, Theodore Roosevelt. Want to be on the show? Leave us a voicemail asking us a question .||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26 - What Am Nobel Peace Prize?||In a little over a week, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize nominees list will be released. To get ready, Steve teaches Richie all about the awards history, purpose, and its best and worst winners. The boys also discuss some recent news stories on Brexit, the .||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25 - What Am Austerity?||It's a reunion episode! The boys are back where it all began, in Steve's house. What better way to celebrate than by talking about the happiest and most joyful of economic practices; austerity. Additional topics covered include: Voguing, Barbershop Due.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 - What Am Game of Thrones?||There's more to Game of Thrones than Dragons and Jon Snow's arse. No, really! Though it's a work of fiction, there are some striking political parallels between their world and ours. What do the Dragons and Wildlings represent? Will Westeros ever embr.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - A Song of Fire and Fury (What Am Happening?)||How many of your preferred political news outlets use fake movie trailers to tell their stories? Exactly, none. "Fire and Fury" | Trailer 2017 On today's show, the boys discuss Trump's "Fire and fury" comments, the mounting tension between the US||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - What Am The Politics of Language? (w/ Peter Kavanagh)||This week the boys learn all about the politics of language from the suavest Irish speaking man alive, Mr Peter Kavanagh. Come for the whimsical and insightful banter, stay for the lewd Irish translations and Bono bashing. - - - - - - - - - - - - -||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - What am North Korea?||This week the boys talk about China's crazy next door neighbour, North Korea. - - - - - - - - - - - - - whatampolitics.com Follow us: Twitter | Facebook Theme music by Supermarket Love: SoundCloud | Spotify | iTunes - - - - - - - - - - -||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - What am Environmentalism? (w/ Ed Davitt)||Mother Nature isn't mad at us, she's just disappointed. For the last last couple of centuries, we've made a big mess and are doing a terrible job at cleaning it up. Is it possible to make things right before she disowns us entirely? Join Steve and Ric.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 - What am Russia?||Releasing an episode about Russia on the 4th of July? Some might call it political satire about the rising influence of Russia on the American government... others might (correctly) call it poor episode planning. - - - - - - - - - - - - - whatampolit.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - What am America?||A Mexican, a Muslim and two Irishmen walk into a bar. They record a podcast about what it means to be American. To cap off Richie's time in the states our boys sit down with a couple of special guests to have a chat about the ever changing perception||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17.5 - UK General Election Results Breakdown||Did you know the UK had an election yesterday? It's true, they did. This, and other similarly groundbreaking political insights are waiting for you in our UK general election results breakdown.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - The U.K. election (What am happening?)||Do you want to know who's going to win the UK election?* Or maybe you want to find out what Richie did with a Star Wars Lego set and a bunch of old GameBoys? The answer to these questions and at least 3 and a half more are waiting for you in today's ep||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 - What am monarchies?||Monarchies: The Kings and Queens of calling dibs. Subjects covered include: Comey’s sad walk home, temporary decapitations, terrible French "accents", Pokemon farm retirement plan. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Follow us: Twitter | Facebook T||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - What am history? (With special guest Bruce Carlson)||If you're like Richie, and all you know about political history comes from Hamilton the musical, then you're in luck. This week Bruce Carlson, the host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, takes the boys to school for a much needed history lesson o||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - What am Eurovision? (With special guest Dónal Mulligan)||Why is Richie covered in glitter? Why does Steve have a wind machine blowing his long flowing locks gracefully around his face? Why is special guest Dónal Mulligan wearing a sequin studded tuxedo? No, it's not a sex thing this time. It's Eurovision! D||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Trump's first 100 days (What am happening?)||Today is Trump's 100th day as President of the United States. Come celebrate our continued survival and learn about the successes and failings of the Trump administration to date. Joining us in the "studio" this week is special guest, Finn the Labrado||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - What am feminism? (With special guest Leena Norms)||This week Steve and Richie overcome their childhood fear of talking to girls as they speak with special guest Leena Norms about "What am feminism?" Subjects covered include: Ireland is Hufflepuff, the Femictionary, Man-spreading/splaining, Steve's ph||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - The UK snap election (What am happening?)||We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a sleep deprived and giggle filled breakdown on the UK snap election announcement. Why was it called? Where do each of the political parties stand? What does it mean for Brexit? What is Theresa May's R&B name?||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - What am EU? (With special guest Ger Carney)||Prepare your ears for the sultry, buttery tones of our special guest, Mr Ger Carney. The boys talk to Ger about the European Union, it's history, modern day relevance, and Brexit. Non-political subjects covered include: Pantless podcasting, Ger's crow||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 - What am social media? (With special guest Dónal Mulligan)||If this week's episode has an uncharacteristic air of legitimacy to it, then it is entirely down to the political wit and insight of our special guest, Dr Dónal Mulligan. Dónal guides the boys through the rapidly evolving world of social media||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 - Paddy's Day Special: What am Irish politics?||It's a St Patrick's Day special! What does that mean? Well, in addition to drinking while recording (which is nothing new, really) Steve teaches Richie all about Irish politics. Subjects covered include: Michael D Higgins' new Netflix series, why Luck||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - What am voting?||Welcome to a very special, a very sultry, and a very velour clad episode of What am politics. Richie makes the most of getting to record in the evening for a change as Steve, conversely, endures the unforgiving cold and dark of recording at 6am. This .||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - What am congress?||How is the founding of the United States congress related to the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies? Listen to this weeks episode to find out as our boys tell you everything you need to know about "What am congress?" Thanks for downloading! If you're||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 - What am law?||After taking a quick detour in which Steve airs some deep personal grievances towards a certain sunglass wearing frontman, our boys tackle the big question of What am law? Steve acts as Richie's political advisor as he guides him through the murky wat.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - What am political ideology (left vs right)||Left wing vs right wing politics, the latest installment in our boys booze fueled opus. How did these ideologies come about? What makes them different from each other? How do they fit into modern politics? As ever, we discuss the week's big political.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 - What am US Supreme Court (and Trump follow-up)||President Donald Trump has been a busy boy these past two weeks. Initiating a travel ban that's huge in scale but small in thought is no small feat, but somehow he still found time to announce his pick for the US Supreme Court. In this week's episode||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - What am Brexit?||Did you hear about Brexit? Maybe you didn't. It was this super underground, low key political movement that got little to no media exposure. Not to worry, a mere two days after publishing their first episode, our boys are back to explain Brexit in the||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - What am Trump?||For their inaugural episode, Steve and Richie tackle Trump... not literally, but that'd be funny. Where he came from, what he's done, what will he do? This episode was recorded in late December so apologies for the occasional outdated reference. Addi.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Everyone is supposed to be into poltiics now a days, but there's a lot people don't know. Get your political education here. Steve explains things well. Entertaining and informative look at politics. Want to know about Irish politics, or American. Listen to these guys.
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Two Irish dudez talking about politics, hysterical and informative I highly recommend it. Even if you are very familiar with politics this podcast has great banter between the co-hosts regardless of the topic.
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Highly entertaining, great global perspective. My high school son also enjoys this and is learning from it!