Dr. Robb Willer, “How to Have Better Political Conversations” (or “Ending this Zombie Apocalypse”)

Airdate: September 22 2022 Dr. Robb Willer of the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University has been working on understanding the moral underpinnings of this accelerating anger—and his research shows that we’re speaking different languages. Our conversation makes Robb, a movie buff, think of zombie apocalypse movies, and wonder if we’re acting just a little too much like “foot soldiers in the army of the undead” in the

Created Equal Presents: Neil Phillips “Race to Truth”

Airdate: September 8 2022 “One day, here in America,” said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “I hope that we will see this and we will become one big family of Americans.” More than 50 years and King’s death, it is an aching American tragedy that we find ourselves with issues of race, arguably, as emotional, divisive and consequential as in King’s time. The “Created Equal” series launched to address this

7 Deadly Sins: The Decline of Moral Community and the Rise of Public Corruption

Airdate: August 2022 There is perhaps nowhere in our civic debate where the conversation has grown so calcified as the one about morality. Why don’t liberals seem to care about moral behavior and the moral communities that support it? Why don’t conservatives seem to care about rampant public corruption at the heart of our political system? If we care about doing the right thing, can’t we care about both? Retired

“Unum: Democracy Reignited” – Dr. Justin Gest: Majority Minority

Airdate: June 2022 Until now, most of our knowledge about responses to demographic change has been based on studies of individual people’s reactions, which tend to be instinctively defensive and intolerant. But how can leaders shape the public response to the changes citizens are reacting to? In Majority-Minority, Gest looks at six of the world’s few societies that have already experienced a majority-minority transition to understand what factors produce different

Intellectual Humility in a Polarized World

Airdate: May 2022 At a time when complex technology of all sorts is exploding, and voluminous information about the world is at our literal fingertips, one commodity in oddly short supply is intellectual humility. And in these polarized times, we’ve become shockingly convinced that somehow our political allies can decipher reality with utter clarity, and it’s only our ideological foes who are thoroughly, utterly, and so very dangerously WRONG. Turns

What 100 Coffees can teach us about being human

Airdate: May 2022 The Workmans, a husband-wife creative team in Tallahassee, help individuals, businesses, and organizations tell their story. Alex Workman has always had the goal of trying to have coffee with someone he’s never met once a week. In 2021 he embarked on a goal to meet 100 people by May. 163 coffees later he tells us what he learned. We think it will change your life. Find The

Lonely and Extreme: A conversation about how to address extremism

Airdate: April 2022 Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation. Many experts point to the epidemic of loneliness or mass loneliness, what Hannah Arendt called “the seedbed of tyranny.” Others believe changes in

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