What is White Supremacy? Maleena Lawrence and Joy Donnell Give perspective in this episode of The Braver Angels Podcast.
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What holds back black America? Should blacks focus on racism or issues in the community? Is there a balance? Hawk Newsome and Bob Woodson challenge each other to find the truth.
How can we move from a politics of hate to a politics of love? Ciaran O’Connor interviews Lawrence Lessig.
Stats and experience can lead to different views of reality. How do they impact views of race and policing?
Where does spiritual fulfillment come from in a secular age? Tara Burton looks out across the social landscape.
American social fabric is tearing apart at catastrophic speed. How did we get here and where does hope come from for the future?
Pursuing justice while speaking from empathy? Sally Kohn weighs in.
What does “defund the police” really mean? How can media outlets balance concerns about social justice and free speech? And how can America come together amidst upheaval?
“Politically homeless,” Bridget Phetasy recounts her journey through life and the culture wars.
Art is about our experiences.
Listen as the Braver Angels crew, including Ciaran, April, Monica and John, share their experiences related to COVID-19.
How do we overcome the bitterness of American politics and change the way things are done? “Left of Bernie,” yet a consistent defender of President Trump; author, commentator and creator of the comic strip “Dilbert” Scott Adams is a fascinating or infuriating voice in the political conversation, depending on who you ask. But Scott is …
Sam Daley-Harris shares the practices for effective organizing across the partisan divide.
Independent minded cultural voices Chloe Valdary and Ken Bone weigh in on a better American future coming out of COVID-19.
Braver Angels Chief Marketing Officer Ciaran O’Connor delivers a Tedx Talk on the art of depolarizing communication.
Everybody seems to hate the media. But is it the problem or the solution?
Better has become Braver. John and Ciaran introduce the Braver Angels Podcast, discuss the organization’s transformation, and debate the politics of the coronavirus.
Peter Boghossian, Co-author of “How to Have Impossible Conversations,” joins John and Ciaran on the Braver Angels podcast.
Ciaran O’Connor talks to David McCullough III about his vision for the American Exchange Project, and what we can learn from students bridging the divide.
Braver Angels talks to former FBI Director James Comey
Are we at war with each other in America? The language of war is often used to describe our political battles. Is this language helping us? Or do we need to speak in terms of war to move the American people to make a change? John Wood, Jr. looks at the war-like language of our …
Ciaran and John talk to road-tripping ideological opponents.
Greg and Randy join the hosts to discuss the impeachment hearings and all the ways Braver Angels is countering divisions.
Braver Angels and other individuals and organizations have been working hard to depolarize American politics. But can the movement to depolarize America break into the mainstream? Or is it transforming into something that can? John Wood, Jr. tracks the rise of this movement to heal our republic, taking us on the inside in this opening …
Ciaran and John tackle the impeachment question.
Ciaran rides solo for a stimulating conversation with Rusty Reno of First Things. Rusty talks about the homogenization of the political elite, and how he sees the electoral college as a bulwark against the power of those with social and economic advantages.
We’re launching a new podcast: The John Wood, Jr. Show, featuring Braver Angels director of media development, writer, speaker and former congressional nominee John Wood, Jr. “On The John Wood, Jr. Show, I will be making the case for one America – a united country.”
Julie Kohler, author of the Washington Post article “How Calls to ‘Love Your Enemies’ Enforce the Status-Quo,” joins Ciaran and John for a back and forth about her own past critiques of Braver Angels, the proper place of empathy in political life, and the importance of depolarization to preserving the possibility for political progress in …
John Wood, Jr. and guest co-host Greg Steinbrecher talk to, Monica Guzman journalist and founder of Seattle based publication The Evergrey, about the influence of identity on our culture of conversation in the United States, and how to have difficult conversations across racial and political divides. Hear Monica discuss the shades of identity in the …
Editor, political analyst and veteran of previous Republican presidential administrations, Bill Kristol brings a critical take on President Trump and a long range overview of political polarization to this episode of The Braver Angels Podcast. Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr co-host.