The relationship of young people to the governing parties is beginning to cool. Of course, on the one hand, as Jindřich Šídlo explained in Šťastné Monday, for example, the fact that Fial’s cabinet has long been emphasizing other topics than those that are key for the new generation of voters is certainly to blame.
However, it must be fairly admitted that the government either succeeded in implementing a few such things, or is at least working hard on them. So why don’t young people appreciate it?
“The Minister of Culture, Martin Baxa, said it clearly last week in Events, comments, when when asked why the government’s preferences are falling and what it is failing to do, he answered that they do everything well, they just don’t know how to communicate it well. And I thought to myself: “And what else are ministers supposed to be able to do other than communicate, whether with young people, with their colleagues or with anyone else?” And if these ministers can’t do it, why are they still sitting in the government?'” Konstantin Sulimenko gets angry.
“Because there are no other people for those places,” notes Jindřich Šídlo dryly.
But the truth is that communicating with voters in the age group of 18 to 30 is not easy, especially for politicians in their fifties. And so, in today’s Happy Podcast, we decided to give some tips on what each party could do to get more votes from this valuable constituency.
Kalousek and League of Legends
“What could the YES movement do? I would have one tip,” says Tereza Povolná, the youngest member of the expert advisory panel of the Happy Podcast, “and that is to use Babiš’s daughter Vivien more. Once I saw something on her Instagram that completely blew my mind – and it was an aesthetically very good photo from a warehouse of Kostelecky uzinin, taken in a black and white filter. I think Vivien would be a great spokeswoman for the YES movement for young people.”
“I also have one piece of advice for TOP 09: if they didn’t nominate Miroslav Kalousk to the European Parliament and he will now have time, he should live stream games every night on the Twitch platform. For example, League of Legends, because he really is a bit of a legend,” advises Sulimenko.
And what did we advise the ODS, the People’s Party or the Pirates? You will find out in the full audio version of the Happy Podcast. You can play it in the player at the beginning of the article. Likewise, in the new episode we will tell you which politicians should consider setting up an account on the new social network Threads, which is a direct competitor to X (Twitter). By the way, you can also follow the Happy Monday team and Nauzal there.
The satirical program Šťastné Monday is published every Monday at eight in the morning on the Nauzal website.
That evening, you can also listen to the Šťastný podcast, in which we take you behind the scenes of the production of the popular show. In the podcast afterparty, we analyze what didn’t fit into the current episode and serve up a thorough analysis of the political bizarreness on social networks.
Performers include Jindřich Šídlo, screenwriter Konstantin Sulimenko, producer Ondřej Lasák and docent of Instagram Tereza Povolná.