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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 9, The Pandora Papers

Hey Extempers, you've found The Half Hour: a Pandora's box of useful information, commentary, and good stuff from hosts - YuYu and Spencer. Believe me, this is a box you want to open every week! This is the spot to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer takes on the infamous Pandora Papers.


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

The tea has been spilt; the reporters have revealed the dark mystery of the wealthiest individuals. The Pandora Papers are the biggest leak, yet. Now, it is time for society to take action. In this episode, YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis discuss the impacts (and effects) of the Pandora Papers.

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

  1. Washington Post - Pandora Papers prompt probes in some countries, and denial in others -

  2. International Consortium of Investigative Journalist - Pandora Papers: An offshore data tsunami -

  3. The New Republic - American Law Firms Are Enabling Foreign Kleptocrats -

  4. Aljazeera - Will policymakers put Pandora’s Papers back in the box? -

  5. The Market - Pandora Papers and the Geopolitics of Tax Evasion -

  6. Global Americans - Will the Release of the Pandora Papers lead to any change? -

  7. CNN - Here are Five Takeaways from the Pandora Papers -

  8. On the House by John Boehner

-----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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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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