Pocket-Sized Politics show

Pocket-Sized Politics

Summary: Pocket-Sized Politics is a podcast where co-hosts Amelie and Paris, who are politically active high school students, provide a young voter's perspective on policy in the news in 10 minutes or less. New episodes at the end of every week! NEW mini-series "Young People in Politics": an ongoing series where Amelie and Paris interview youth leading change within their communities. Interviews are usually 15-20 minutes long.

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 Facial Recognition and Competition on the Campaign Trail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 596

Amelie and Paris discuss the potential detriments of facial recogniton technology as well as what the Democratic frontunners have been doing on the campaign trail.

 Young People in Politics: Josie Urrea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 726

We interview Josie Urrea, a high school senior and the current Vice President of the Anne Arundel County School Board

 Foreign Policy and the Opioid Trial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 550

We discuss news from overseas including Theresa May's resignation to instability in the Middle East. We also discuss the first major opioid trial currently occuring in Oaklahoma

 Interview with State Senator Sarah Elfreth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 856

We discuss her first term and policy with State Senator Sarah Elfreth, the youngest woman ever elected to the Maryland Senate.

 The Lesser-Known Democrats on the Road to 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 622

We discuss 8 of the lesser-known Democrats running for President

 Young People In Politics: Rida Alvi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 835

We interview Rida Alvi, the newest Student Member of the Board and the first hijabi to hold the position.

 The Fed, Measles, and Gun Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 618

We discuss what has happened on Capitol Hill in the last week: the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve, and the lingering repercussions of Otto Warmbier's death. They then address larger issues the country is facing: the growing anti-vaxx movement and the need for fewer guns in schools.

 Young People in Politics: Our Minds Matter Movement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 882

We interview the founders of Our Minds Matter Movement for our second episode in our sub-series "Young People in Politics"

 Polarization Within Party Lines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 579

We discuss the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, President Trump’s 2020 Campaign, the Mueller Report, and Ilhan Omar’s recent controversy.

 The Democrats and Homeland Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 534

We discuss the recent resignation of the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and how it relates to President Trump's border policies. We also share what the current Democratic candidates for President have been doing as well as the results of the FEC quarterly report.

 Young People in Politics: Amelia Farrell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 902

Amelia Farrell is a student leader for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and recently organized and led the Annapolis Youth Climate Strike

 Pocket-Sized Politics Takes on DC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 533

We discuss our experience spending the day at the House of Representatives.

 McCain and Policy Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 549

We discuss gun reform following the New Zealand mass shooting, President Trump's ongoing negative sentiments towards the late Senator John McCain, Elizabeth Warren's controversial CNN town hall and issues with a widening democratic primary.

 Is This What Democracy Looks Like? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 616

Join us as we discuss all things election, Brexit, and voting.

 What’s Going on in the House? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 655

On our 10th episode, we briefly discuss the US trade deficit and more potential presidential candidates for 2020. Our main focus is on recent events in the House of Representatives. Between the Cohen testimony and Ilhan Omar's controversial comments, many stories (such as the first passed gun control bill in two decades) were lost in the mayhem. This is episode 10 of our podcast, which is hard to believe! Thanks so much for listening. We appreciate you all.


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