“Politically homeless,” Bridget Phetasy recounts her journey through life and the culture wars.
Art is about our experiences.
Braver Angels’ writers reconvened to talk about the handling of the allegations against Biden, reasons for the country’s continued polarization in the midst of COVID-19, and how Braver Angels should emphasize different aspects of its messaging.
Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary sings the group’s Grammy-winning hit “If I Had a Hammer” and encourages you to try your hand at singing a song that captures the spirit of Braver Angels for our songwriting contest.
Like the rest of America, Braver Angels has been touched by the COVID-19 epidemic and the national response. Some of us have been touched in very personal ways. So listen as the Braver Angels crew, including Ciaran, April, Monica and John, share their own experiences related to COVID-19, while exploring the warring attitudes of the …
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 …
An intellectually and politically diverse band of contributors to Braver Angels Media gathered for a digital roundtable discussion and talked polarization in the age of COVID-19, whether Federalism is still relevant, and Braver Angels changing its name from Better Angels.
Independent minded cultural voices Chloe Valdary and Ken Bone weigh in on a better American future coming out of COVID-19.
Everybody seems to hate the media. But is it the problem or the solution? And is it possible that during the COVID-19 pandemic Americans are coming together after all? Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr. are joined by media figures Annafi Wahed (founder of The Flipside), Denise Nanke (talk radio show host on KYKN in …
Braver Angels Chief Marketing Officer Ciaran O’Connor delivers a Tedx Talk on the art of depolarizing communication.
Participants and observers in a Braver Angels workshop, focused on abortion, in Grants Pass, Oregon reflect on their experience and the influence of Braver Angels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWK3v_SNie8&
Employing some strategies used in couples therapy, one group’s mission since 2016 has been to try and heal the bitter divide between liberals and conservatives in the country, urging them to find common ground and avoid labels. NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reports.
Braver Angels national leader John Wood, Jr. delivers a passionate address to The Visionaries Summit in Sacramento, California on the power of personal transformation to effect social change through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles of non-violence.
Braver Angels president and co-founder David Blankenhorn appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal for a lengthy discussion about the organization and how to restore civility to politics.
Bret Weinstein, a key figure in the ‘Intellectual Dark Web,’ speaks with John Wood, Jr. of Braver Angels about the rising cross-partisan movement in America…
Braver Angels director of media development and national ambassador John Wood, Jr. speaks to noted economist, social commentator and host of The Glenn Show, Glenn Loury about the power of love as a social value to transform our political culture in the face of our vicious polarization.
Race remains the a volatile point of division in American life. Can we cross the racial divide in politics to heal America?
June 22nd, St. Louis, MO, Braver Angels Convention Concert Night: A song about coming together from down very different roads, from the great American singer-songwriter Mr. Steve Seskin.
Hawk Newsome, President of Black Lives Matter New York, sits down with Ray Warrick, leader of the Cincinnati Tea Party, to discuss the origins of their movements, their personal stories, the differences between them and the areas their values converge in this singularly American conversation at the Braver Angels Convention. June 22nd, Washington University, St. …
Braver Angels president David Blankenhorn discusses with Laura Flanders our belief that there’s still value in talking, and the ways we do it that actually seem to bring people together.
John Wood, Jr. sings Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come at the Braver Angels National Convention
John Wood, Jr. delivers the keynote speech on day one of the Weave the Social Fabric Project conference, on race and the power of love as a social value to transcend our divides.
Ciaran and John visited Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon to talk to a crowd of students and local community members about the problem of political polarization, how to combat it.
SPNN Forum // Guest Host Kel Heyl explores Push-Back Storytelling; talking with Professor Bill Doherty, whose organization Braver Angels seeks to counter the excessive polarization in our political life.
John Wood, Jr. discusses the challenges of racial identity in Democratic society In front of an international audience of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs.
John Wood, Jr. talks with author Robin Koerner about the political divide in America, and what we can do to heal it.
Average Joe turned political celebrity Ken Bone joins John and Ciaran to talk about his wild ride to fame following his celebrated appearance at the second 2016 Trump vs. Clinton presidential debate, and to share his insights into the problem of political polarization and how we can overcome it.
Immediately following President Trump, Braver Angels media director and former Republican nominee for congress John Wood, Jr. took the stage from Pepperdine university to discuss the state of the conservative movement in California, and need to restore civil bonds with people on the left.
Bill Doherty of the “Braver Angels” organization came to talk about the polarization of our nation and what we can do about it.
On January 31st, Braver Angels shared a vision of what our politics could be if we were to seek the best in each other, harkening to our common creed. Here’s what it felt like…