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The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 1 - The Conflict in Afghanistan

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

Don't miss the first episode of the Half Hour - a podcast by YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis!


Episode 1 - Notes, Sources, and Credits

1 | Conflict in Afghanistan

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

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan has sparked a major bipartisan uproar. The Taliban regained control of Afghanistan faster than people had expected. In this podcast, YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis work to break down the conflict in Afghanistan and answer questions (from both sides) to explain the issues pertaining to the United States’ withdrawal.

-----Sources from this Podcast-----

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

  2. Aljazeera - ‘All Afghans’ should feel safe under Taliban, says security chief -

  3. LA Times - With no dollars coming in, Afghanistan faces an economic cataclysm -

  4. Council on Foreign Relations - The Taliban in Afghanistan -

  5. NPR - Here is why Biden is sticking with the US exit from Afghanistan -

  6. NYTimes - CIA Director had Secret Meeting with the Taliban -

  7. The Populist Explosion by John Judis

  8. The Nationalist Revival by John Judis

  9. Questions provided by Extemp Central:

-----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

Managed By: YuYu Yuan

Produced By: Spencer Travis

Powered By: One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast [Lyle Wiley]

Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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