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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?

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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
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. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
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. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
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... whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
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. Donate to Trocaire Get Involved Dóchas whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
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. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
The boys are on holiday! So here is a bonus episode for the HS+ feed to tide you over until August. ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
The National Health Service, Blighty's biggest achievement since giving Mr Hitler the ol’ two fingers. It's been a rough year and a half for the beloved institution. A lack of funding, a global pandemic and a comically incompetent health secretary have lead to a challenging work environment, and an uncertain future, for its 1.3 million staff. How did this happen? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Dr Ellen Welch, author of The NHS: The Story So Far, talks to us about all this and more! ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
What's not to love about AOC? From introducing a Green New Deal, to live streaming Animal Crossing on Twitch, to lampooning alt-right trolls,  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has captured the attention and respect of progressives all over the world. This week the boys chat to David Freedlander, author of "The AOC Generation" about her meteoric rise to prominence, her relationship with the far-right, and potential future plans. ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
131 - What Am The UK?

131 - What Am The UK?

2021-06-0101:14:32

OK, look. Before you even start, we know it's a bit problematic to have two semi-rowdy Irish lads trying to explain the foundations and intricacies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So they did what they thought was best... They got a bit drunk, took a wild stab at it and brought in some British besties to top it off. Guest contributors: Derek O'Brien Lex Croucher Rosianna Halse Rojas Jazza John ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
If the pandemic is a drought, then the Eurovision is a fabulous, shining, glittery oasis. Join us, as we leave the parched lands of lockdown behind and dive headfirst into a sequin sea.  Acting as our guide, as always, is the infallible Dónal Mulligan. ----- Eurovision Songs: Ireland Malta Cyprus Iceland The Netherlands Russia Ukraine Switzerland ----- Eurovision Nightmare Songs: Song 01: Euphoria  |  Song 02: Waterloo  |  Song 03: Toy  |  Song 04: Douze Pointe‎ ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
Confused by political conversation? Fear not, for we have compiled, and cleared up, a comprehensive catalogue of convoluted colloquialisms! India Covid Relief Mutual Aid Doc Bernie Sanders Lofi Filibuster Slamilton: A Basketball Musical ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
The government recommends at least 200g of podcasts per day as part of a balanced diet. However, studies show that most people consume less than half of that! Don't worry though, because this extra large portion on The Politics of Food, featuring the Spice Bags Podcast, will help you meet your recommended daily allowance of insight, banter and chicken based anecdotes. Spice Bags on Twitter Spice Bags on Instagram ----- Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
Power (and podcasts) to the people!  When it comes to having your voice heard, protesting is one of the strongest tools in a citizen's belt. In the last year there's been no shortage of things to demonstrate against, but how are we supposed to come together, when lockdown says we should stay apart?  Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! ----- Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
We tried using an AI to generate a description for our newest episode, What Am Machine Learning?  “The podcast that sounds smart but is actually really dumb?” “The podcast that's learning while it podcasts.” And our personal favourite: “Starwars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.” (Yes, this was an actual suggestion) But who needs a computer to describe a subject when you have real life human, Ger Carney on hand to tell you everything you need to know about AI, machine learning and automation. Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! ----- Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! If we were your advisors we’d say you should listen to this episode where Steve and Richie interview the wonderful Bea Jonite. They chat about Latvia, Bea’s career and what it’s like to work in government as a political advisor. Bea's Twitter Bea's Instagram ----- 180 Degrees Podcast ----- Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
124 - What Am QAnon?

124 - What Am QAnon?

2021-02-2345:55

Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Grab your tinfoil hats and leave your rational thinking at the door, because this week the boys are learning about the hottest conspiracy theory this side of Comet Pizza, QAnon. Guiding them on their journey to enlightenment is Ciarán O'Connor, analyst and researcher for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue specialising in technology and extremism. ----- 180 Degrees Podcast ----- Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Did you know that vaccines are cool, fashionable and sexy and that the people who take them are also cool, fashionable and sexy? That’s just science, baby.  Joining the lads this week to chat about vaccines and the role science plays in the betterment of humanity is Professor Luke O'Neill. ----- Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science by Luke O'neill Show Me the Science with Luke O'Neill ----- 180 Degrees Podcast ----- Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
Become a Headstuff+ member and get exclusive bonus content! Are the stresses of modern living making you pine for a bygone era? A time when double denim could be worn with impunity. A time when George Clooney’s hair was as dark as the night sky. A time when politicians were still pretty shit, but at least there was no twitter to constantly remind you of that fact. That’s right, we’re heading to the 90s. Acting as our temporal tour guide is the hilarious and wonderful Julie Jay. 180 Degrees Podcast Up To 90 Crimeland Bonus episode trailer animation ----- Get your WAP Tee! whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermarket Love
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