Political polarization did not start with the 2016 election — it’s been gaining momentum for over 20 years. But with the rancor and divisiveness that has been on display in recent years, polarization may have reached its worst level in the United States since the Civil War.
Podcasts that feature podcasts that we have been guests on
What makes a patriot? How do we express our patriotism? Hear Better Angels opinion page editor Luke Phillips break down the borderlines of patriotism on I’m The Villain – a podcast by Isabel Knight and Deondre Jones.
Jonathan Rauch and Ben Domenech discuss practical ways to decrease online outrage, increase civility despite the political divide, and restore the disappearing institutions that previously bonded American communities.
Writer and host of the Theory of Enchantment Podcast interviews Jonathan Haidt (Better Angels board member and author of The Coddling of the American Mind) about the challenges of free speech on college campuses, the importance of the ‘religious instinct’ in social life, polarizing vs. depolarizing kinds of identity politics, and the social and individual …
April Lawson, Better Angels board member and architect of the Better Angels Debate’s program, sits down with Doug Sprei on the Higher Ed Now podcast (affiliated with the American Council of Trustees and Alumni) to discuss her compelling personal and political journey and Better Angels uniquely uplifting debate program. “It does not feel good to …
Better Angels co-founder and program architect Bill Doherty speaks with Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio about Better Angels and the challenge of ‘Depolarizing Within.’ https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/07/08/how-to-bring-out-the-better-angels-in-your-community
Mandy Connell brings her intelligence and wit to explaining US politics as a whole and our pop culture in general.
Better Angels co-founder Bill Doherty and national leader John Wood, Jr. spoke with educator Drew Perkins of The Teach Thought Podcast about the relationship between critical thinking, depolarization, and challenges in academia, bringing unique insight to tough questions.