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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 The State of Our Union | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 494

As the government shutdown comes to a temporary end, we make predictions for what’s to come (and well, what’s not to come) in the next 3 weeks. We also break down the feud between our President and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, over the date and location of the State of the Union address which has now become one of the many issues that divide these two leaders.

 How Partisanship Hampers Progress | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 553

On the 22nd day of what is now the longest government shutdown ever, we talk about the new era of divided government, standouts from the freshman class entering Congress and how divisions along party lines impede legislative productivity. Recorded January 12th, 2019

 New Year, No Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 524

We discuss the factors that have contributed to the current government shutdown as it extends into 2019 as well as the impact it has had on federal employees. We close out the episode with our predictions on the long term effects of a shutdown and if there is an end in sight. Recorded on January 1st, 2019.

 Ruth, Roberts, and Resignation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 548

On the inaugural episode of the podcast, Amelie and Mallory discuss the importance of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she has tackled health struggles over the last few weeks, the effects of Chief Justice John Roberts taking the swing vote position on the Supreme Court and the growing number of resignations in the White House. Recorded December 23rd, 2018.


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