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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 wo… read more

65 Episodes | 2015 - 2021

COP26 - November 26, 2021

November 26th, 2021

47:39

Kaleigh and Alex have been hearing a lot about COP26 and the crucial role of the Glasglow-based COP in achieving crucial global climate objectives. …

Canada - September 18, 2021

September 18th, 2021

53:27

Kaleigh and Alex are back on home turf again and diving in with an insider's perspective from the advance poll voting, and the issues of climate …

Norwegian Election - September 6, 2021

September 6th, 2021

27:35

Kaleigh and Alex are together again for the first time in 18+ months (with a guest dog!) to talk about a pretty regular Norwegian election. There are …

Haiti Referendum - July 4, 2021

July 4th, 2021

37:13

Sometimes a country's constitution needs a refresh or leaders want to make changes to it. But successful constitutional reforms are hard to make! …

Ethiopia - May 25, 2021

May 25th, 2021

39:20

Ethiopia's COVID-19 delayed election is delayed again. The fall of authoritarianism and the election of the continent of Africa's youngest prime minister in the country's 2018 election was seen internationally as an …

Greenland - April 6, 2020

April 6th, 2021

35:21

Greenland is heading to the polls and you might not know it but the superpowers of the world are watching the outcome very closely. Tune in this …

The Netherlands - 14 March, 2021

March 14th, 2021

36:09

In their first trip back to Europe in 2021, Alex and Kaleigh look to the Netherlands to explore how, despite a government-ending scandal, a pandemic can make for a surprisingly predictable election. And if you're …

Coups d'état - January 25, 2021

January 25th, 2021

50:19

In this episode, we're asking questions about how we define coups d'état - or coups - and when exactly is a government overthrow defined as one. To answer Alex and Kaleigh explore coups in Thailand and Turkey, the …

2020 in Review - December 31, 2020

December 31st, 2020

38:59

2020 has been a big year! For the year-end review Alex and Kaleigh catch up on elections even they forgot they covered this year.  Together the hosts come up with their two biggest news stories (besides that pandemic …

The Commonwealth - December 3, 2020

December 3rd, 2020

33:11

Did you know the Commonwealth of Nations is the second largest international organization of nations after the United Nations? Alex and Kaleigh break down who exactly is in the Royal family, the history of the …

United States of America - October 20, 2020

October 30th, 2020

47:15

Next week citizens in the United States of America heads to the polls to vote for referendums, mayors, judges, the senate, the house of …

New Zealand - October 27, 2020

October 27th, 2020

47:51

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 …

Democracy in a Pandemic - October 16, 2019

October 16th, 2020

42:25

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 …

Sortition - September 7, 2020

September 7th, 2020

54:56

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 …

Singapore - July 20, 2020

July 20th, 2020

45:13

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 …

The Green New Deal - June 26, 2020

June 26th, 2020

40:53

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, …

Suriname - May 18, 2020

May 18th, 2020

47:38

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 New Deal - May 5, 2020

May 5th, 2020

43:11

To start a conversation about how governments make policy to handle economic downturns Kaleigh & Alex look back in history to the Great …

Space News! - Bonus Episode - April 25, 2020

April 25th, 2020

52:25

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 …

Sri Lanka - April 14, 2020

April 14th, 2020

47:08

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 …

The Canadian Charter - March 31, 2020

March 31st, 2020

41:40

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 …

Abkhazia - March 18, 2020

March 18th, 2020

41:09

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 …

The Canada Health Act - March 3, 2020

March 3rd, 2020

33:21

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 …

Iran - February 18, 2020

February 18th, 2020

40:36

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 …

Operation Car Wash - February 8, 2020

February 9th, 2020

39:30

Welcome to the first Probably About Politics Explains! For our first monthly explainer episode, Kaleigh and Alex are staying in South America after …

Peru - January 24, 2020

January 24th, 2020

35:32

Welcome back to Probably About Politics! This week Alex and Kaleigh are heading back to South America to explore Peru's upcoming general election …

A 2019 Year in Review - January 2, 2020

January 2nd, 2020

51:02

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 …

The United Kingdom - December 12, 2019

December 12th, 2019

40:10

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 …

Hong Kong & Marshall Islands - December 3rd, 2019

December 3rd, 2019

48:20

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 …

Belarus - November 19th, 2019

November 19th, 2019

36:39

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 …

Canada - October 21, 2019

October 21st, 2019

58:38

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; …

Interview w/Jenica Atwin - Local Politics pt.3  - Sept 27, 2019

September 27th, 2019

41:02

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 …

Austria - Sept 4, 2019

September 16th, 2019

34:53

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 …

Climate Change Politics - Interview w/Dr. Don Wright - August 31st, 2019

August 30th, 2019

59:35

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 …

Political Parties - Summer School FINAL pt. 3 - August 9, 2019

August 9th, 2019

55:34

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 …

Greece - July 23, 2019

July 23rd, 2019

43:32

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 …

United Nations and Prime ministers - Summer School take 2 pt. 2 - July 1, 2019

July 1st, 2019

42:56

 

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 …

Guatemala - June 18th, 2019

June 18th, 2019

33:43

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 …

Consensus Government - Summer School take 2 pt. 1 - June 5, 2019

June 5th, 2019

42:25

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 …

India - May 17, 2019

May 17th, 2019

22:58

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 …

Brexit Revisited - April 15, 2019

April 15th, 2019

35:02

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 …

Warming up for Brexit re-visited - Teaser

April 15th, 2019

0:05

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!

Thailand - March 24, 2019

March 24th, 2019

28:32

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 …

Interview w/Susan Holt - Local Politics pt.2  - Feb 11, 2019

February 11th, 2019

37:43

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 …

A Year in Review: Brazil, Colombia, Sweden, & More! January 3, 2019

January 3rd, 2019

27:29

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 …

Interview w/Yellowknife's Mayor Alty - Local Politics Pt. 1 - Nov 30, 2018

November 30th, 2018

30:04

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 …

Fiji - November 15, 2018

November 15th, 2018

25:04

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 …

Brazil - October 6 2018

October 6th, 2018

32:54

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 …

*SEASON 3 PREMIERE* Rwanda and Sweden - September 9, 2018

September 10th, 2018

31:07

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 …

Why? - Summer School FINAL! - August 15th 2018

August 15th, 2018

44:18

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 …

Political Spectrum - Summer School pt. 4 - July 13 2018

July 13th, 2018

26:14

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 …

Cameralism - Summer school pt. 3 - June 7 2018

June 7th, 2018

19:31

In this episode we go over difference between uni and bicameral systems and do a case study on the Canadian parliament.

Electoral Systems - Summer School pt. 2 - May 8 2018

May 9th, 2018

25:25

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 …

Democracy - Summer School pt. 1 - April 9 2018

April 10th, 2018

27:54

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 …

Russia - March 17, 2018

March 17th, 2018

21:25

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 …

Colombia - February 24, 2018

February 25th, 2018

18:39

This week Kaleigh and Alex are breaking down the upcoming Colombian congressional election, and the Colombian peace agreement and the Presidential …

Fan Q+A special episode - January 28, 2018

January 28th, 2018

28:02

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 …

The Czech Republic - January 9th, 2018

January 9th, 2018

21:40

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 …

The Australian Postal Survey - November 20, 2017

November 20th, 2017

19:35

This week continuing the love of learning about wacky votes Kaleigh and Alex look back on the Australian Postal Survey for legalizing same-sex …

Catalan Referendum - November 8, 2017

November 8th, 2017

18:33

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 …

Germany - September 27 2017

September 27th, 2017

25:12

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 …

SEASON 2 PREMIERE - Singapore & New Zealand - September 27 2017

September 18th, 2017

20:59

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 …

BREXIT Summer Special - July 24 2016

July 24th, 2016

20:24

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 …

South Korea - April 15 2016

April 15th, 2016

17:20

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 …

Democracy in The EU - November 21 2015

November 21st, 2015

20:06

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 …

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