Collaboraction Theatre’s Anthony Moseley and Dr. Marcus Robinson discuss how theatre can open people up to more constructive political conversations.
Michael Patrick F. Smith and Alma Cook talk global petroleum dependency, blue collar jobs, and music in the political space.
Tim Shriver joins the Braver Angels Podcast to talk about his new book, The Call to Unite, and the budding nationwide movement to unite America.
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Host April Lawson and Sarah Anderson discuss how to engage faith and politics in our key relationships.
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Photographers Roben Bellomo and Jim Hamel join Randy Lioz to talk about how they’ve come to a much more complete understanding of perspective and meaning.
Isaac Saul joins host Ciaran O’Connor for a deep dive on the future of political news, the power of storytelling, and what happened when he decided to open up about past transgressions.
Bari Weiss chats about the need for diversity in the editorial room, The 1619 Project, the role of conservative media in polarization, and more.
John Wood, Jr., national ambassador for Braver Angels and a public voice on matters of race and society, plumbs the depths of antiracism in its substance, cultural origins, and arguments in this far-reaching conversation on one of the most important intellectual movements of our time.
Should the outcome of the 2020 election be up for debate? Braver Angels leaders discuss.
Rakim Brooks of the American Civil Liberties Union joins John Wood, Jr. to clear the air on the ACLU’s commitment to free speech and to highlight the organization’s work in the area of social justice.
Two intellectual heavyweights on opposite sides of the aisle join host Ciaran O’Connor for a penetrating look at the impeachment proceedings.
Matt Taibbi joins John Wood, Jr. and Ciaran O’Connor to talk about the history of media, the dangers of big tech, Donald Trump being booted off Twitter, and more.
After two nights of competing to share the most outrageous Trump news, I made a request that we not talk about Trump, so that we could instead learn about each other. At first there was silence. Then some nods. They agreed. And over the course of the week we ended up laughing, crying, and feeling inspired by the personal stories we shared.
As I reflect on my inner voices, I’m struck that my liberal voice is egotistical, and my conservative voice is defensive. I note that the liberal voice argues from a feeling of intellectual superiority, and the conservative from a sense of moral superiority. It strikes me that the two voices talk past each other. Morality and knowledge are pitted against each other. That should not be.
April Lawson discusses Braver Angels with ACTA (American Council of Trustees and Alumni) and their partnership in the College Debates program.
Sage Snider and Greg Smith join Braver Angels cofounder David Lapp to discuss their thoughts on unity and what it will take for reds and blues to save the Union.
A special discussion of The Reunited States, a groundbreaking documentary film on bridge-building across America.
Braver Angels members Chrissy Koach and Tom Cook are Trump voters who were at the January 6 protests on Capitol Hill. They join Braver Angels co-founder David Lapp to share their first-hand accounts of that day, and their thoughts on how we can move forward together.
Professor Loretta Ross joins Ciaran O’Connor for a wide-ranging discussion on racial politics, right wing media, and when to draw a line in the sand.
The USA TODAY Network Ohio is partnering with Braver Angels, a nonprofit founded in the wake of the 2016 election to help reunite “red” and “blue” America.
A message from Braver Angels’ President, David Blankenhorn, on the events of January 06, 2021.
Ciaran O’Connor joins April Lawson, Randy Lioz, and Alma Cook to reflect on a year that broke our hearts, tested our mettle, and ultimately reaffirmed our commitment to the work of Braver Angels.
Carlos Hernandez interviews four Angels of Color about crime, social justice, reparations, trauma, and the dimensions of who “owns” one’s problems.
Braver Angels is a bipartisan nonprofit that aims to create dialogue across political lines, and believes that couples can learn to respectfully disagree.
Ciaran O’Connor and Luke Nathan Phillips interview Lee Drutman about his book “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop” and the current state of the American political parties in the aftermath of Election Day 2020.
David Blankenhorn believes the collapse of partisan goodwill is only a symptom of a collapse of trust in one another – and he wants to fix it.
Alma Cook interviews activist Susan Bro and singer-songwriter Becca Stevens
Randy Lioz talks about his experience joining Braver Angels.