Pocket Sized Politics

By Amelie Halleman & Mallory Snodgrass

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Pocket Sized Politics is a podcast where co-hosts Mallory & Amelie, who are politically active high school students, provide a young voter's perspective on the most pressing political issues in UNDER 10 minutes.

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America, What's Your Emergency?
421

In this episode, we mainly focus on the National Emergency that President Trump issued on Friday and its implication for 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. As always, subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed the episode!      
        
Intro/ Outro Music: 
Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics


Feb 18, 2019
The Blue Road to 2020
510

In this episode, we discuss the recent 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. 

Intro/ Outro Music: 
Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics

Feb 08, 2019
Brexit: Deal or No Deal
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.

Intro/ Outro Music: 
Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hY4yspCQRaM

Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics

Feb 03, 2019
The State of Our Union
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.

Intro/ Outro Music:
Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0
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Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hY4yspCQRaM

Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics

Jan 28, 2019
How Partisanship Hampers Progress
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
Intro/ Outro Music:
Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hY4yspCQRaM

Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics

Jan 17, 2019
Ruth, Roberts, and Resignation
548


Intro/ Outro Music:

Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hY4yspCQRaM



Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics 

Jan 13, 2019
New Year, No Government
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.

Intro/ Outro Music:

Jazzaddict's Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hY4yspCQRaM

Contact via Instagram: @pocketsizedpolitics

Jan 13, 2019