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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 15 - Germany’s Power Transition w/ Zoey Pickett

Happy Holidays, Extempers! The new episode of The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis is full of more goodies for extemporaneous folks. You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer features guest Zoey Pickett. Zoey and our hosts discuss Germany's Power Transition.


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15 | Germany’s Power Transition [with Zoey Pickett]

-----Description of Podcast-----

The shift from Angela Merkel’s long leadership as Chancellor of Germany is monumental for the state. How will Olaf Scholz, the new Chancellor, hold up in the transitional phase for Germany? Join YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis, with guest Zoey Pickett, on Episode 15 of The Half Hour.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. EuroNews - How does the German election system work? -

  2. CNBC - Baffled by the electoral college? Germany’s system might be more confusing -

  3. Reuters - Explainer: Germany’s incoming government won’t ditch U.S. nuclear bombs -

  4. Reuters - Germany to remain part of NATO's nuclear sharing under new government -

  5. A Quick and Dirty Guide to War by James F. Dunnigan and Austin Bay

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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