Pocket-Sized Politics show

Pocket-Sized Politics

Summary: Pocket-Sized Politics is a podcast where co-hosts and young voters Amelie and Paris provide a balanced review of the news in 10 minutes or less, weekly. When not discussing the happenings on Capitol Hill, they interview legislators and activists leading change within their community.

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  • Artist: Amelie Halleman & Paris Sistilli
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 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.

 Tug of War: United States vs. North Korea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 552

This week, we focus on the heavily anticipated and mostly underwhelming summit between North Korea and the United States. We discuss the past, present, and future for these two nations where nuclear weapons are concerned and give our own two cents on how President Trump has been handling the situation.

 The Green Not-So-New Deal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 571

In this episode, we discuss Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the newest, and youngest member of the House of Representatives and her Green New Deal. We debunk some common misunderstandings with the Deal as well as summarize what it entails. We close out the episode with predictions for the vote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put forth on the Deal.

 America, What's Your Emergency? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 421

In this episode, we mainly focus on the National Emergency that President Trump issued on Friday and its implications on the 2020 election, precedent and Congress. We also share the results of a poll administered to our peers earlier in the week asking them which democratic candidate(s) for President they have heard of.

 The Blue Road to 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 510

In this episode, we discuss the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a heightened abortion debate, and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates. We focused on Democrats because there are many already announcing candidacy, while Donald Trump remains the only Republican on the ticket.

 Brexit: Deal or No Deal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 439

On our fifth episode, we delve into British politics, specifically concerning Brexit. We attempt to summarize what has happened so far regarding the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union and analyze the two amendments passed in the most recent parliament hearing as well as what is to come for Theresa May's deal if she is unable to negotiate changes to the Irish backstop.


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