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Probably About Politics Podcast

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Your favourite monthly* podcast Probably About Politics is back for a fourth season and it's hosts Alex and Kaleigh are feeling mid-graduate studies unsure about everything and ready to talk world elections and democracy!

Every episode hosts Alex and Kaleigh learn about democracies going on in the world from national to local elections on every continent (except Antarctica) , as well as hosting an on-going series covering various aspects of democracy.
***Our 2020 resolution was to record two episodes a month and it is going pretty well so far.
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United States of America - October 20, 2020
Next week citizens in the United States of America heads to the polls to vote for referendums, mayors, judges, the senate, the house of representatives... Oh and the President. Alex and Kaleigh dive into how long ballots, even longer voting lines, and a lot of confusing rules make it hard for Americans to vote and are going to make for a long election night. Don't worry we also have some great good news for you as well! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
47:15
October 30, 2020
New Zealand - October 27, 2020
Alex and Kaleigh return to Aotearoa (or New Zealand) where the incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a rare and historic majority in the country's recent national elections. The hosts explore what that success might mean for the country and its popular prime minister over the course of the next four years. Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
47:51
October 27, 2020
Democracy in a Pandemic - October 16, 2019
How has COVID-19 affected the practice of democracy and running elections? Alex and Kaleigh take a look at countries around the world who are balancing, in different ways, the COVID-19 public health measures with the democratic freedoms of their citizens from voting and campaigning to protest and demonstrations. Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
42:25
October 16, 2020
Sortition - September 7, 2020
What if the best way to improve our democracy was... getting rid of voting? Alex and Kaleigh are not proposing to be your dictators but exploring what the ancient Greeks considered to be true democracy - sortition. Join the hosts as they start thinking outside the box about how we can improve our democracies. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
54:56
September 7, 2020
Singapore - July 20, 2020
For this mid-July episode, Alex and Kaleigh are checking in with each other and exploring what democracy in Singapore looks like after their 2020 general election. The hosts discuss the surprising distinct lack of technology in Singapore's election and the many contradictions in this country's democracy that have sparked a surprising push for change at the ballot box. In other news, Kaleigh dives into biodiversity and Colombian reconciliation and Alex talks about a song taking over the bird airwaves and came from out of Northern British Columbia. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
45:13
July 20, 2020
The Green New Deal - June 26, 2020
Alex and Kaleigh have explored a lot of big policies that were made to meet big problems from the past over the last few months and for this episode, the hosts explore The Green New Deal - a big policy idea to meet the current global challenge of climate change. They answer all the hard-hitting questions that often remain unanswered in the news coverage of The Green New Deal like: What is the Green New Deal? What does it say? And is it even actually policy? Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
40:53
June 26, 2020
Suriname - May 18, 2020
With COVID-19 under control nationally, Suriname is ready to head to the polls to elect their national assembly this month. Alex and Kaleigh explore the challenges of running for re-election when you're a former dictator, wanted by EUROPOL, the Netherlands and have just been convicted for murder in your own country. The hosts also celebrate victories for small countries, urban design in crisis and bring the spaciest space news yet. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
47:38
May 18, 2020
The New Deal - May 5, 2020
To start a conversation about how governments make policy to handle economic downturns Kaleigh & Alex look back in history to the Great Depression in the USA and The New Deal policies and government institutions that were enacted in the 1930s. The hosts explore how FDR's New Deal helped the USA recover from the Great Depression, the ways it changed governance forever, and what it can teach us about what policy can do today.  Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Is there legislation or a topic in democracy that you want us to cover? Let us know! Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
43:11
May 5, 2020
Space News! - Bonus Episode - April 25, 2020
For our first-ever bonus Space News! episode Alex and Kaleigh bring you a little bit of space, as well as some sea monsters, ocean anxiety, and the hottest new hibernation game show. Kaleigh still doesn't like space but has lots of questions and Alex still has all the space answers and please someone send him to space. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
52:25
April 25, 2020
Sri Lanka - April 14, 2020
Sri Lanka's parliamentary election has been delayed as the country responds to COVID-19. Alex and Kaleigh explore the significant issue of the election, including constitutional changes to parliamentary powers. The hosts discuss the challenge to democracy and constitutional crisis the election delay and broader impacts COVID-19 could create for countries like Sri Lanka. As well the hosts catch up in this extra-long episode and dive into Colorado state holidays, Quasars, and COVID-19 recovery policy. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
47:08
April 14, 2020
The Canadian Charter - March 31, 2020
This week Kaleigh and Alex explore how Canada got their primary constitutional document on the rights and freedoms of Canadians in 1982. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The hosts also dive into the human rights law at all levels of government in Canada and how the country's government response to national emergencies like COVID-19 interacts with their citizen's rights and freedoms. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
41:40
March 31, 2020
Abkhazia - March 18, 2020
This week Kaleigh and Alex take look at the defacto sovereign country of  Abkhazia's Presidential election... Take two. The hosts also discover that there is lots of fun to be had while social distancing with more poisoning, contested statehood, cursing, and whale poop than ever before in Probably About Politic's first pod in a pandemic. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
41:09
March 18, 2020
The Canada Health Act - March 3, 2020
Sometimes it can seem like governments can't pass the major legislation of the past like, for example, universal health care in Canada. This week Kaleigh and Alex are trying to answer the question of how major legislation, specifically the Canada Health Act, gets passed. What your hosts discover is a long and winding road that tells you a lot about Canadian governance but also what it takes to get things done in a democracy. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
33:21
March 3, 2020
Iran - February 18, 2020
A lot is happening in the world this month but not all of it is making headlines, and that is the theme of this week's episode. Alex and Kaleigh return to cover a national election in Iran for the second time in Probably About Politics history.  Iran takes up a lot of international news coverage, but very little has been said about their upcoming election. But with on-going unrest and 9,000 candidates being disallowed from running, this is an election with a lot to pay attention to.  Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
40:36
February 18, 2020
Operation Car Wash - February 8, 2020
Welcome to the first Probably About Politics Explains! For our first monthly explainer episode, Kaleigh and Alex are staying in South America after coving Peru's election to explore the Odebrecht Scandal - or Operation Car Wash. The hosts are diving into the global corruption scandal that started in Brazil and sparked demands for democratic reform in Peru's recent election that has now implicated people and major infrastructure construction in 13 countries in South America and around the world.  Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
39:30
February 9, 2020
Peru - January 24, 2020
Welcome back to Probably About Politics! This week Alex and Kaleigh are heading back to South America to explore Peru's upcoming general election which sees the country, that has been hit by a major political corruption scandal that has taken down leaders in several countries in South America, on the brink of an opportunity to make major democratic reforms. Plus don't miss out on robot government in New Zealand, odd couples in Austria and dancing atoms.  Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
35:32
January 24, 2020
A 2019 Year in Review - January 2, 2020
2019 was an exciting year for Probably About Politics! 10 countries, 4 special episodes, and 3 interviews. This week Alex and Kaleigh met up over the holidays to take a look back on some of these elections and a couple they missed to see what happened after they covered them. Tensions rise, but the duo has put together the most exciting podcast highlights of the year! Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
51:02
January 2, 2020
The United Kingdom - December 12, 2019
December is not the most common month of the year to have elections, and this might lead you to ask why the United Kingdom is holding theirs in December for the first time in over 100 years! Alex and Kaleigh are here with the answers to that and more. And to balance out the return to the UK for the second time this year, they've also got exciting news out of Finland and a big update on the worm census. Check it out to learn more! Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
40:10
December 12, 2019
Hong Kong & Marshall Islands - December 3rd, 2019
With lots of exciting elections finishing out November, Kaleigh and Alex are playing catch up on Canada's cabinet announcement and then diving in with some elections you might have missed, including Hong Kong's local elections and the national elections of a country of 50,000+, the Marshall Islands. But, as the hosts discover, these elections were closely watched by major powers like China and the United States and have big consequences for major global issues like climate change, nuclear weapons, and state sovereignty. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
48:20
December 3, 2019
Belarus - November 19th, 2019
On Sunday, November 17th, 2019 Belarus swept out the only two representatives from parties that opposed the government that had been elected since 1994. With the country having been led by President Alexander Lukashenko since around the time that Kaleigh and Alex were born, it makes sense that you probably haven't heard much about this particular election. In this episode, the hosts look at Belarus as a country whose relations with major powers like Russia and the EU are changing, and whose citizens might be starting to itch for a change of power although there is little trust in the voting process. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
36:39
November 19, 2019
Canada - October 21, 2019
The Canadian Federal election is October 21. Just in time for election day, Kaleigh and Alex give you their look at the Federal Party platforms; particularly what the parties have to say about the hot issue of the campaign, climate change. Kaleigh travelled to Alex to mark the special occasion of discussing, for the first time, the context, issues and scandals of an election that both the hosts get to vote in. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Instagram: @probpolitics Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
58:38
October 21, 2019
Interview w/Jenica Atwin - Local Politics pt.3  - Sept 27, 2019
The Canadian Federal election is here and, we're kicking off Season 4 of Probably About Politics, and we think it is only appropriate then that we have an interview with Jenica Atwin! This interview is an exciting follow up to our conversations with other candidates for local and provincial elections. Alex and Kaleigh want to help voters heading to the polls this fall by highlighting candidates running for Federal office, and the parties and candidates that are participating. Jenica Atwin, a candidate for the Green Party in the Fredericton riding, is in the middle of her campaign in the competitive district. We are excited to talk to her about becoming a candidate and running a campaign for a Canadian political party, the issues that she is passionate about driving forward with her campaign and how climate change fits into the major issues up for debate in this election. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
41:02
September 27, 2019
Austria - Sept 4, 2019
Scandals in Ibiza, the rise of European populism and a snap election! This episode Kaleigh and Alex are looking at the upcoming Austrian election and the scandal that brought the country back so quickly to another election in a whirlwind two years. They also get excited talking about the unprecedented temporary technocratic government that has been in charge for the last few months. Kaleigh helps us see how this connects to the international by checking in with Secretary Guterres, and Alex leaves us on a hopeful note with some blackhole news. We have a website now! Check it out. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
34:53
September 16, 2019
Climate Change Politics - Interview w/Dr. Don Wright - August 31st, 2019
The mission of this podcast continues to be to keep our listeners up to date on issues in a democracy,  and we haven’t been talking enough about how climate change fits firmly into this category!  To get started on talking climate change and democracy Alex and Kaleigh want to take a look at how to lead discussions and education around the super wicked problem of climate change. So this month we are sitting down to have a conversation with Dr. Don Wright,  the acting Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick. Over the last few years, Dr. Wright has been running a first-year course called the Politics of Climate Change to meet the growing need and demand amongst students for the tools and the language to participate and discuss the politics of climate change. This interview is the perfect place to start the Probably About Politics discussion about the Politics of Climate Change . if you'd like to reach out to Dr. Wright to talk about his course or anything you hear on the podcast you can reach him at wrightd@unb.ca Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
59:35
August 30, 2019
Political Parties - Summer School FINAL pt. 3 - August 9, 2019
Our goal for this season of summer school was to give you concrete examples of ways to participate and influence levels of government around you. For this episode, we look at the types of political parties, how they build their platforms, and how through membership you might influence them.  To do this Alex and Kaleigh dive into the Canadian political parties and then shine a bit of light on some lesser know and more humorous parties that participate in Canadian politics.  
55:34
August 9, 2019
Greece - July 23, 2019
We're back in Greece! This episode Kaleigh and Alex are looking at the recent Greek election that saw the return of an old party to power with a new leader. To talk about the 2019 election we have to take a look back at the election of the outgoing Prime Minister in 2015 and what happened since. To celebrate our return to our first-ever episode we bring back an original podcast segment "Phases of the Moon" to update you on what's happened with outer space and the UN Secretary-General. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
43:32
July 23, 2019
United Nations and Prime ministers - Summer School take 2 pt. 2 - July 1, 2019
  Summer school is back in session! Our second class looks into the role of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council and the role of the Prime Minister of Canada. Rate & Review on all of your favourite platforms! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
42:56
July 1, 2019
Guatemala - June 18th, 2019
For the first time ever Probably About Politics is heading to North America! Guatemala is heading into the first part of its national election this June but it might be an election you haven't heard much about. With the complicated history and role of international politics, Alex and Kaleigh quickly shine a light on an election that will be extremely consequential for the biggest country in Central America. Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
33:43
June 18, 2019
Consensus Government - Summer School take 2 pt. 1 - June 5, 2019
Summer school is back in session! Kaleigh and Alex's first class will be looking at the consensus governance style of the territorial governments of Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada's North.  What are the different ways people govern themselves? How can we improve our democracy? This season's summer school is diving into the practical way things work in our governments, how they can be different and how we can change them. Rate & Review on all of your favourite platforms! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
42:25
June 5, 2019
India - May 17, 2019
We couldn't say Probably About Politics does election coverage if we missed 900 million eligible voters heading to the polls in India. Running an election for a country as big and diverse as India is tricky, so Alex and Kaleigh explore how the world's largest democracy works in some unique ways. They talk about running the seven phases of voting over five weeks, and the role of local politics to the 80 million+ new voters in this election.  Please Rate & Review! Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
22:58
May 17, 2019
Brexit Revisited - April 15, 2019
This week on Probably About Politics we're re-visiting an early podcast episode on the post-referendum status of Brexit to see what's happened and where we are now. Alex and Kaleigh discover that it has been a long and complicated road so far with a lot of unknowns still to come. They also look at public opinion, the options that lay ahead, and some of the ramifications for the United Kingdom and the European Union. Stay tuned to the end for some exciting summer schedule announcements!
35:02
April 15, 2019
Warming up for Brexit re-visited - Teaser
Alex and Kaleigh have put together a great April episode after giving themselves only a few extensions. Here is a teaser of this months episode... if we can get it out. Stay tuned!
00:05
April 15, 2019
Thailand - March 24, 2019
This week on Probably About Politics we've got a classic election episode. Alex and Kaleigh cover Thailand's long-awaited return to elections since the 2014 coup. They dive into the history of coups and the role of the military leadership in the election scheduled for late March. This is a critical election in the South-East Asian region with more than a few twists.  Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
28:32
March 24, 2019
Interview w/Susan Holt - Local Politics pt.2  - Feb 11, 2019
This week on Probably About Politics we're back with another great interview on running for public office from deciding to run to running the campaign. In their conversation with Susan Holt, a Liberal candidate in the 2018 New Brunswick Provincial election, Susan walks Kaleigh and Alex through concrete tips to deciding to get in the race, finds the local in provincial politics and sells them on getting involved as volunteers.  Keep up with Susan: Twitter: @susanholt Instagram: @SusanCHolt Keep up with Probably About Politics: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
37:43
February 11, 2019
A Year in Review: Brazil, Colombia, Sweden, & More! January 3, 2019
A look back on the year this week on Probably About Politics! 2018 has been a big year for the pod, and Alex and Kaleigh are catching up on how the elections we looked at turned out! We are also excited to tell you what we're planning for the year ahead in 2019 as we continue to grow and try to hit all continents! (Kaleigh is researching penguin democracy for Antartica) Please Rate, Review and give Feedback where ever you're listening we love to hear from you! Or email probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com. Sign up to our monthly newsletter: https://bit.ly/2Vvb9Lp You can listen to us everywhere: ITunes: http://apple.co/2zrS9Ut Spotify: http://ow.ly/ncGo30nando Google Music:http://ow.ly/bQa930nanfD Soundcloud:http://ow.ly/Gba130nanhQ
27:29
January 3, 2019
Interview w/Yellowknife's Mayor Alty - Local Politics Pt. 1 - Nov 30, 2018
We're making pod history with our first ever interview! Having recently voted in the local elections, Alex and Kaleigh are even more determined to spread the word about the local politics and how to get involved.  What better place to start than by asking the newly elected Mayor of Yellowknife some questions? In a great conversation with Mayor Alty, our hosts got to learn about municipal governance in a city in Canada's North, about getting involved in local politics, and importantly, that it's all Probably About Politics! Learn even more about municipal politics and Yellowknife in our newsletter: AND Keep up with Mayor Alty and her city council: Twitter: @OurYellowknife Instagram: ralty2018
30:04
November 30, 2018
Fiji - November 15, 2018
This week on Probably About Politics we've got a smaller election, but certainly an important one, in the Pacific! As always, there is a lot in the news so you could miss the national election taking place in Fiji. But, as a democracy with a history of coups, a growing young population, and major questions about its future, particularly in areas of the economy and climate change, this will prove to be a small but mighty election with significant implications for one of the Podcast’s favourite regions in the world. We're doing another sweater run! If you'd like a sweater to keep yourself warm this January email us here with any inquiries or orders: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com As always follow us on Twitter: @ProbPolitics
25:04
November 15, 2018
Brazil - October 6 2018
This week on Probably About Politics we've got the biggest election going in South America! There is a lot in the news these days so you could miss this one but you'd be missing out on one of the most important elections this year! Kaleigh and Alex break down the lead up to this election and the Brazilian context and also look at what democracy looks like in one of the biggest countries in the world.  And of course as always they dive into a little PM Ardern update and some NEVER done before updates on some dramatic Canadian Provincial elections.
32:54
October 6, 2018
*SEASON 3 PREMIERE* Rwanda and Sweden - September 9, 2018
WE'RE BACK! Season 3 and we're starting off with a big one! Kaleigh and Alex give you the update on what they got up to all summer while you were listening to summer school and sneak in a little Australian politics news! Then they dive in and take a look at 2 countries who seem like they'd have very different political problems but are both facing real democratic challenges that we as a world should be thinking about! We have a newsletter! Subscribe! Talk to us: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
31:07
September 10, 2018
Why? - Summer School FINAL! - August 15th 2018
Well, we've made it to the end of Summer(ish) School and season 2 of Probably About Politics and so Alex and Kaleigh are going to confront their existential anxieties and ask why are they making this podcast? Why do summer school? Why does anything matter? Why haven't they figured out a posting schedule? We're excited about season 3 and have some big plans for the fall(running for office?!)So stay tuned for all of that and more! And tell us what you want for season 3, thought of season 2 and summer school or anything else on: Twitter: @probpolitics email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
44:18
August 15, 2018
Political Spectrum - Summer School pt. 4 - July 13 2018
Alex and Kaleigh are back with pt.4 of Probably About Politics Summer School! In this months episode they, like the millennials they are, discuss how everything is a spectrum... a political spectrum anyway... and we're all on it! They talk about why the designation of left and right can be confusing and why they've found it important to consider where they are and how they've changed! Want to check in where you fall on the political spectrum? Check it out here: https://www.politicalcompass.org/test As always let us know what you think or any questions you might have on our twitter or email us: @probpolitics or probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
26:14
July 13, 2018
Cameralism - Summer school pt. 3 - June 7 2018
In this episode we go over difference between uni and bicameral systems and do a case study on the Canadian parliament.
19:31
June 7, 2018
Electoral Systems - Summer School pt. 2 - May 8 2018
We're back with episode 2 of our special Summer School episodes! This week Alex & Kaleigh dive into electoral systems and explain all the ways votes are counted around the world and the benefits that they bring. If you've ever had questions about what we mean when someone talks about first-past-the-post or proportional representation this is the episode for you! We also promised links to help with the visual elements of what these electoral systems might look like. What electoral reform in Canada might look like: http://ow.ly/GelN30jU7Ct Explainer Videos by CGP Grey: http://ow.ly/QoRH30jU7F1 Got a sweater please send us pics of you wearing it or your friends or family or pets! We want to see all the pics and we'll repost them on our twitter! Twitter @probpolitics or email us at probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
25:25
May 9, 2018
Democracy - Summer School pt. 1 - April 9 2018
Welcome to the first episode of the Probably About Politics Summer(ish) School! The first topic is Democracy and all of the forms it can take! Alex and Kaleigh had lots of questions about the way the democracies we talk about work and thought maybe you do too! This summer Kaleigh and Alex are a whole ocean away from each other! So every month we'll release a new episode where we learn the ins and outs of the voting process around the world. We're really excited to get into this and hope you enjoy! If you got a sweater please send us pics of you wearing it or your friends or family or pets! We want to see all the pics and we'll repost them on our twitter and both Alex and Kaleigh will excitedly dance in celebration! Send them to us (or just come chat with us) on twitter @probpolitics or email us at probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
27:54
April 10, 2018
Russia - March 17, 2018
This week Kaleigh and Alex work together to break down what is happening inside the voting process of one of the biggest international players! Now while the results this Sunday don't promise to be surprising the road to the election has been exciting. Of course, there is also more sweater news! Let us know what you think! Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
21:25
March 17, 2018
Colombia - February 24, 2018
This week Kaleigh and Alex are breaking down the upcoming Colombian congressional election, and the Colombian peace agreement and the Presidential election that seem to be looming over it! We're excited to be diving into the politics of a South American country for the first time. As always let us know what you think! We're excited to be learning about this with you: Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
18:39
February 25, 2018
Fan Q+A special episode - January 28, 2018
Episode 20! And we're on Google Play Music now too! To celebrate Alex and Kaleigh polled all our fans (thank you, friends and family)to gather any questions you may have about politics, podcasts, and other things that are probably about politics. We answered some great questions that pulled us out of our comfort zone, including a brief foray into American politics! We'll be back in a couple weeks with another election but until then let us know what you think! Twitter: @probpolitics Email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
28:02
January 28, 2018
The Czech Republic - January 9th, 2018
Welcome back to Probably About Politics! Our first episode of the New Year and we've got the first round of the Czech Republic's Presidential election, a brand new opening segment where Alex and Kaleigh try out some much-requested banter and a surprise announcement! Its gonna be a big year! Follow us on Twitter: @ProbPolitics
21:40
January 9, 2018
The Australian Postal Survey - November 20, 2017
This week continuing the love of learning about wacky votes Kaleigh and Alex look back on the Australian Postal Survey for legalizing same-sex marriage and what it means for Australian politics! Bold statements about regional powerhouses and predictions about the future of mail are made so don't miss out! Follow us on Twitter: @ProbPolitics Shoot us an email: probablyaboutpolitics@gmail.com
19:35
November 20, 2017
Catalan Referendum - November 8, 2017
They're back and promising to not make any more promises about when they'll make new posts! This week Alex and Kaleigh are talking the Catalan Referendum and upcoming regional election. They're feeling recklessly confident post-New Zealand election in their predictions and abilities as political commentators so catch up with them on the developing elections, the declarations of independence and international arrest warrents!
18:33
November 8, 2017
Germany - September 27 2017
This week Alex and Kaleigh are excited about the relatively smooth and democratic German national election! Kaleigh was so excited she got a haircut for the occasion. And they recorded it after it happened so maybe they're predictions will be right! (probably not)
25:12
September 27, 2017
SEASON 2 PREMIERE - Singapore & New Zealand - September 27 2017
We're back for a second season! To start things off we've got two elections that have proven to be far more surprising than expected and have our hosts, Alex and Kaleigh, excited to be back at it! We start with Singapore and it's new presidential electoral process that has gotten them their first female president and created real questions about democratic process. Then we turn to New Zealand, an election that promised to be both uncontroversial and boring but thanks to a leadership shake up has become an exciting example of a neck and neck democratic election!
20:59
September 18, 2017
BREXIT Summer Special - July 24 2016
In a special edition of Probably About Politics Kaleigh is back in Ottawa for the weekend and she and Alex catch up on what happened in the British referendum to leave the EU! (commonly known as BREXIT) It was one of the most exciting votes this year that kept both of the hosts on the edge of their seats and they couldn't let the opportunity pass to show off all the news they'd been reading over summer break! Lots has happened this summer and will be coming up in the fall so please join us again in September as Alex and Kaleigh attempt to explain a very small part of all of it to you.
20:24
July 24, 2016
South Korea - April 15 2016
Hi everyone! Welcome back to our season final! Alex and Kaleigh are finishing school for the year and headed to different parts of the country but check back throughout the summer and in the fall cause who knows! This week Kaleigh and Alex are covering the South Korean general election and the always interesting political situation of the new democracy neighbouring North Korea.
17:20
April 15, 2016
Democracy in The EU - November 21 2015
Alex and Kaleigh take a look at how democracy works in a regional body like the EU. Are people excited about voting in the EU? Is it democratic? Why should we care? These are the big questions Alex and Kaleigh try to answer.
20:06
November 21, 2015