What can America learn from civil conflicts in other countries, and how can we, together as citizens, take a stand for peace?
A Trump supporter interviews a Biden supporter on everything from Hunter Biden to January 6th.
Three Braver Angels leaders talk about how their respective religious traditions inspire their bridge-building work.
Why are conservatives so angry about the FBI’s raid of his residence at Mar-a-Lago?
This piece headed the Braver Angels Weekend Newsletter for July 17th, 2022.
In this Braver Angels roundtable, four of the organization’s leaders take turns discussing how they keep the faith at a time of deepening division.
Is it possible to bridge the gun divide on the level of shared values?
What America can learn from bridging in the Hispanic community.
Gez-Z & the New Center
What’s it like to be Gen Z in today’s political climate?
Will Donald Trump run again in 2024? Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson join Ciaran O’Connor for a wide-ranging discussion.
U.S. Senate candidate Steven Olikara has already had an impact on American democracy. He joins John Wood, Jr. on the Braver Angels Podcast.
Ciaran O’Connor introduces Braver Politics and interviews the former bishop of Newark about religion and politics.
Four Reds with different views of President Trump debate how conservatives should think about the former president.
Representatives Becky Carney (D) and John Torbett (R) of the North Carolina General Assembly discuss how politicians can work together to foster trust, citizenship, and goodwill.
You may know of Coleman “Coldxman” Hughes as a podcaster and writer—but have you heard his music? Alma Cook asks him about his musical past, present, and future.
The racial dynamics of American life have been reflected—or perhaps distorted—by entertainment. Joy Donnell and John Wood Jr. explore this legacy of Hollywood.
We think we have the answers—but what happens when we start asking more questions? Mónica Guzmán chats with Ciaran O’Connor about her new book, I Never Thought of It That Way.
Freeway Rick Ross’ once right hand man Lorenzo Murphy recalls the crack era.
Annette is a school-of-hard-knocks grandma from rural Maryland. Len is a retired cognitive psychologist from the suburbs. Here, they share their experiences with social class and explore the depth of America’s class divide.
Professor John Sibley Butler shares lessons from the black bourgeoisie.
Author Jonathan Rauch, David Blankenhorn, and Ciaran O’Connor discuss depolarization in the age of misinformation, bridge-building across the epistemological divide, and the Braver Angels approach to controversial content.
Daniel Seddiqui worked 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks in 2009—from coal miner in West Virginia to bartender in Louisiana. Today, he joins host Mónica Guzmán to share what he learned along the way.
Esther Cash, a liberal college student at a conservative university, chats with Ciaran O’Connor about her political evolution, polarization on campus, and her generation’s role in rehabilitating political dialogue.
Anthropologist Peter Wood believes the 2020 election was stolen. Here, he joins Ciaran O’Connor to discuss the nature of anger, truth, trust, and conspiracy theories.
On the one-year anniversary of January 6th, 2021, John Wood, Jr. and Ciaran O’Connor reflect on the state of American politics and the future of Braver Angels.
How can we pursue Dr. King’s Beloved Community in 2022?
A national headline about their yearbook was a rude awakening for this school, which turned to Braver Angels. How could they open respectful conversation throughout the school community?
Five years after Braver Angels was born, three of the organization’s founders reflect on the 2016 event in Ohio where it all started.
Thanksgiving 2017. My house buzzed with chattering voices. Two dining-room tables butted together to accommodate five sons and wives. A half-sized table awaited six small grandchildren.