Now that I'm of eligible voting age in Canada, I began learning what parties I aligned most with, who their leaders are, and learn how / where to vote. In my research, I found that the percentage of young people who don't vote is apalling, and figured that if I, a typical 20y/o Canadian University Student, have questions about politics and voting, then others will too.
The best way I could imagine to display this important, yet very dry, information; gather all of my smart, attractive, politically inclined friends, give them microphones, a beer and ask them questions with the cameras rolling! It worked. Not only did I learn lots from my pannel, and had confidance in my voting decisions, other young people learned too.
With over 4k views at the time of writing this, the comments section is full of thankful Young Canadians who now have a better understanding of politics, and most importantly how to vote.
BTS & Crew:
After releasing the podcast, Mike and Amelia were invited to speak on Rogers TV in Barrie about the importance of Youth Voting, the use of Social Media by Politicians and the podcast itself. See the full interview below: