Your favourite monthly* podcast Probably About Politics is back for a third season and it's hosts Alex and Kaleigh are feeling mid-graduate studies unsure about everything and ready to talk it out! Every episode hosts Alex and Kaleigh learn about new elections going on in the world, and in an attempt to keep connected, as friends living 70 kms apart (briefly 16,380 km apart), they've recorded a podcast to talk about it! *We overpromised and now we're trying to be more honest but we also have a newsletter now!bit.ly/2Rz13Xw
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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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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)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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!
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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:
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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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!
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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!
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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!
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
November 21, 2015
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