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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?

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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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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Episodes

55 - What Am Fake News? (Live from Electric Picnic)

9/11/2018
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This week the boys are slapping on some wellies and face glitter as they take their show live to the Electric Picnic festival. Joining them on stage is the wonderful [Valerie Loftus](https://twitter.com/valerieloftus?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to discuss What Am Fake News? There are surprise gifts, celebrity jingles, and fun fake news games. **Want to see WAP live? The boys will be appearing at the Dublin Podcast Festival on Friday October 5th at The Sound House....

Duration:00:58:00

Live Show Announcement | Dublin Podcast Festival

9/6/2018
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We are doing a live show as part of the Dublin Podcast Festival! You can see us and [The Echo Chamber Podcast](https://twitter.com/echochamberspod?lang=en) at The Sound House on Eden Quay on Friday 5th of October. [Tickets available here.](http://bit.ly/wapshow) We'll see you there!

Duration:00:03:21

54 - What Am LGBT+ Politics?

8/29/2018
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Steve is away this week. So, rather than crawling into his cave of loneliness and introversion, Richie decided to reach out to friend of the show, [Jazza John](https://twitter.com/JazzaJohn) to be a guest host. They talk about the landscape of LGBT+ Politics, examples of progressive change, and the work that’s yet to be done. Additional conversation topics include: hedgehog hearing, misinterpreted sexual emoticon, Pope-Watch, WAP Wellies™ [Jazza on...

Duration:01:02:43

53 - What Am DACA?

8/14/2018
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Living under the threat of deportation is a terrifying reality for many in America. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act offers some respite from this fear for many, but it is far from a permanent solution, and it’s future is unsure at best. This week, Steve and Richie chat with Andrea, a Mexican living in America under DACA. She talks about her families journey to America, the challenges of living with DACA status, and her thoughts about America’s future relationship with...

Duration:00:47:54

52 - What Am Refugees?

7/31/2018
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"No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark; You only run for the border, when you see the whole city running as well." - Warsan Shire This week, Steve and Richie are joined by writer and political analyst, [Nanjala Nyabola](https://twitter.com/Nanjala1), to talk about the causes and complexities of the refugee crisis. Like the show? We'd appreciate a review on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/what-am-politics/id1200345868?mt=2) if you do. [Follow us on...

Duration:00:48:12

29 - What Am the Alt-Right? (w/ Dr Joe Mulhall)

10/30/2017
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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 Not Hate. Come learn about the movements origins, evolution, and place in the modern world as well as what it was like to send an operative deep undercover within the alt-right. * * * [Chinese Communist Leader Haircut Tulsi...

Duration:01:09:20

28 - Who Am Teddy Roosevelt Part II

10/17/2017
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"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 Theodore Roosevelt special. * * * ["The Roosevelts" - Documentary by Ken Burns](http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/watch-videos/) [Hackable?](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hackable/id1257232208?mt=2)...

Duration:01:08:37

27 - Who Am Teddy Roosevelt?

10/9/2017
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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 or sharing your thoughts. * * * ["The Roosevelts" - Documentary by Ken Burns](http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/watch-videos/) [Bladerunner 2049](http://bladerunnermovie.com/) ["The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet" - Becky...

Duration:01:12:39

26 - What Am Nobel Peace Prize?

9/25/2017
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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 UN, and more. And, if all that wasn't enough, they also discuss dabbing, because this is a youthful and relevant show. Want to be on the show? Leave us a voicemail asking us a question or sharing your thoughts. * * * [The Nobel Peace Prize 1976...

Duration:01:19:50

25 - What Am Austerity?

9/11/2017
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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 Duets, Ping-Pong Investments, Lincoln's Big Book of Political Answers. * * * [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) | [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/whatampolitics/) Theme...

Duration:00:56:32

24 - What Am Game of Thrones?

8/29/2017
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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 embrace democracy? Listeners beware, for the the night is dark and full of nonsensical tangents. * * * [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) |...

Duration:00:46:40

23 - A Song of Fire and Fury (What Am Happening?)

8/15/2017
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How many of your preferred political news outlets use fake movie trailers to tell their stories? Exactly, none. ["Fire and Fury" | Trailer 2017](https://youtu.be/nS8-VvajZ3c) On today's show, the boys discuss Trump's "Fire and fury" comments, the mounting tension between the US and North Korea, Ireland's "Silly Season" and more. * * * [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) |...

Duration:00:52:24

22 - What Am The Politics of Language? (w/ Peter Kavanagh)

8/8/2017
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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. ----- [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) | [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/whatampolitics/) Follow Peter: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/TheKavOfficial) |...

Duration:01:03:52

21 - What Am North Korea?

7/25/2017
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This week the boys talk about China's crazy next door neighbour, North Korea. * * * [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) | [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/whatampolitics/) Theme music by Supermarket Love: [SoundCloud](https://soundcloud.com/supermarketlove) | [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zCu0CM9BMBKjI2EWC2DgH) | [](https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/supermarket-love/id560396418)...

Duration:01:03:17

20 - What Am Environmentalism? (w/ Ed Davitt)

7/11/2017
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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 Richie, as they talk to special guest Ed Davitt about environmentalism. * * * [whatampolitics.com](http://whatampolitics.com/) Follow us: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/whatampolitics) | [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/whatampolitics/) [Follow...

Duration:00:52:41

19 - What am Russia?

7/4/2017
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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. - - - - - - - - - - - - - whatampolitics.com Follow us: Twitter | Facebook Theme music by Supermarket Love: SoundCloud | Spotify | iTunes - - - - - - - - - - - - - Putin's flying dildo drones

Duration:01:10:15

18 - What am America?

6/19/2017
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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 of what it means to be American. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Follow us: Twitter | Facebook Theme music by Supermarket Love: SoundCloud | Spotify | iTunes - - - - - - - - - - - - - Breaking up a fight with Pepsi

Duration:01:07:17

17.5 - UK General Election Results Breakdown

6/9/2017
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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.

Duration:00:20:32

17 - The U.K. election (What am happening?)

6/6/2017
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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 episode. *Spoilers: We don't know. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Follow us: Twitter | Facebook Theme music by Supermarket Love: SoundCloud | Spotify | iTunes

Duration:00:39:55

16 - What am monarchies?

5/23/2017
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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 Theme music by Supermarket Love: SoundCloud | Spotify | iTunes - - - - - - - - - - - - - Master of None Watch this video at half speed More Gordon Ramsay videos to watch at half speed - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Duration:01:14:12