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The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 41 - New Changes in Britain

Your favorite extemp experts are back with episode 41 of The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis! Extempers, you are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week, our extemp heroes explore the new changes in Britain.


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41 | New Changes in Britain

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

Britain has been struggling to keep power. After Boris Johnson’s resignation, the prime minister has changed twice. The Queen’s death has promoted uncertainty with the monarchy again. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer look to understand the state of Britain after its new changes.

-----Possible Extemp Questions-----

  1. Should the next British prime minister call for a general election?

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

  1. The White House - The Executive Branch -,the%20laws%20created%20by%20Congress.

  2. EIA - 2020 Average Monthly Bill - Residential -

  3. UK Government - How Government Works -

  4. Politico - Welcome to Liz Truss’ Britain. Everyone’s going on strike -

  5. CBS News - After queen's death, Commonwealth countries revive debate on monarch as head of state -

  6. Politico - Liz Truss’ political problems, ranked -

  7. Bloomberg - UK’s New Prime Minister Takes Charge of a Nation Adrift -

  8. Washington Post - As Elizabeth gives way to Charles, realms consider severing ties -

  9. CNBC - Trussonomics? What to watch as the new UK prime minister battles multiple crises -

  10. NPR - Liz Truss is now officially the U.K.'s prime minister after meeting with the queen -

  11. Economist - What kind of prime minister will Liz Truss be? -

  12. “The Queen” by Pathe Renn Productions [Produced by Andy Harries]

  13. Washington Post - Why Liz Truss resigned as U.K. prime minister: A guide to the chaos -

  14. Th Guardian - Taxes must rise to plug £40bn black hole in Sunak and Hunt’s budget -

  15. Foreign Policy - Can Rishi Sunak Unite Britain? -

  16. BBC - ​​Boris Johnson had backing to challenge Rishi Sunak, Sir Graham Brady confirms -

-----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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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: Connor McBride

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