Oct 28, 2015
Whether it's a major electoral year or a small-town bid for ombudsman or judge probate, there are some who get as interested in political contests, policy debates, and the economy as others might be in Marvel films or the latest Call of Duty release.
What feeds this fascination? Does it stem from a deep-seated investment in the topics being contested, a desire to see one's personal beliefs and platforms upheld by representatives that best exemplify and advance those agendas? Or is this a fanatic enjoyment of the machinations of politics, the holistic nature of government and its impact on the lives of the citizens within it, across all social strata? Could this be the most complex form of geekdom we've yet to explore?
In this episode, we look at the intense fascination some have with the inner workings of politics, from polls to policy, rhetoric to legislation.