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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 25 - Political Polarization [with Chris Andrews]

Hey, Extempers! Do you want to get the "1" in the round? Well, you are not going to want to miss this excellent resource! Episode 25 (you read that right - 25!) of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is here! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, YuYu and Spencer are joined by Chris Andrews to discuss political polarization.


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25 | Political Polarization [with Chris Andrews]

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

There exists a common debate that the nation is polarized. But in this episode, YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis join special guest Chris Andrews to contend if this theory is true. Is the U.S. actually polarized or has there been something that has been stirring the polarization?

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

  1. Why Parties? By John Aldrich

  2. Congress: The Electoral Connection by David Mayhew

  3. Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America by Steven Rosenstone and John Hansen

-----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

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Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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