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Our lives have changed – our politics need to change too. Now is a time for us to remember that we need each other as Americans. Now is a time for us to reject those voices that say we don’t. The Braver Angels Podcast brings you face to face with leading voices from across the divide alongside remarkable Americans you did not know existed. Experience a movement to reignite the spirit of America and defeat the forces that divide us. With John Wood, Jr., Ciaran O’Connor and April Lawson.
 
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Changed My Mind

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Changed My Mind

The Depolarization Project

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Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.
 
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Thinking Clearly

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Thinking Clearly

Bob Froehlich-Retired Chemist, Counselor, Psychology Professor and Julia Minton-Technology Consultant

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In this age of fake news, alternative facts and information overload, this podcast offers cognitive self-defense strategies and topics that will help you understand and master critical thinking in forming your claims beliefs and opinions.
 
As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.
 
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The Argument Ninja Podcast

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The Argument Ninja Podcast

Kevin deLaplante | Philosopher and Critical Thinking Educator

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The Argument Ninja podcast is dedicated to helping you improve your skills at rational persuasion. Let philosopher Kevin deLaplante introduce you to a unique approach to critical thinking, inspired by martial arts training principles, that combines logic and argumentation with the latest research on the psychology of persuasion and belief.
 
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With the view that America is now as polarized as it has been since the civil war, and that this amount of polarization drastically impairs our democratic process, the organization Braver Angels was founded "to bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic." From his experience as head of marketing, d…
 
In this 220th episode I welcome Dr. Wes Ely to the show to discuss his new book, Every Deep Drawn Breath and the personal journey as an intensivist that he took to writing it. We discuss PICS and PICS-F, early mobility, and bringing humanity to the ICU. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/pri…
 
In the first Braver Angels Podcast episode of the new year, John Wood, Jr. and Ciaran O'Connor share a deep and heartfelt conversation about the state of American politics on the one-year anniversary of January 6th, 2021. Happy 2022! Ready to become a Braver Angels member and build a house united together? Join us: https://braverangels.org/get-invo…
 
In this podcast, we sit down with Joe Cermele of MeatEater and discuss his love of fishing and how he first connected with the outdoors as a kid in New Jersey. In this episode, we also dive into the importance of loving your home waters, the case for underrated fish (like snakeheads), and how Joe has grown from his time in outdoor media. Learn more…
 
One year after the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol, we take a close look at America's political divide with two journalists who covered the calamitous events on that day and the responses to them. Our guests are Christa Case Bryant, Congressional correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, and Story Hinckley, the Monitor's National pol…
 
TWiN answers listener questions on sex in neuroscience studies, rotating memories in the brain, odorant receptors in the brain, and neutrophils that promote neuron survival. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jason Shepherd, and Timothy Cheung Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiN! Links for this episode Males and fe…
 
In a world of crises and catastrophes, we look at a handful of extraordinary problem solvers: People who use their passion and personal experience of life to make a difference. Dave Scott, Engagement Editor at The Christian Monitor, tells us about remarkable individuals who use generosity, hope, and innovation to inspire others to uplift their fell…
 
In this 218th episode I welcome Dr. Mark Neuman to the show. Dr. Neuman is the PI of the REGAIN trial, published in the NEJM which compared spinal and sedation vs. GA for hip surgery. We discuss the trial and the results. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
 
In the 1950's and 60's the reverend Martin Luther King Jr. inspired a nation with a message of hope, aimed against the forces of racism, inspired by the philosophy of nonviolence and what he believed to be the moral and spiritual teachings of the gospel. Is that philosophy relevant to today's fights against injustice and our struggle against polari…
 
In this podcast, we sit down with Willie Espinosa of Triple Crown Sport Fishing and discuss his upbringing in Miami. In this episode, Willie discusses the diversity of South Florida's fishery, his relationship with his father, must eat foods, and how having a skiff as a teenager helped shape his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
On the weekend of December 9, 2016, a small group of citizens—half Donald Trump voters, half Hillary Clinton voters—gathered in South Lebanon, Ohio, for an experiment. Could we talk with each other rather than at each other? Five years later, the co-founders of Braver Angels (David Blankenhorn, Bill Doherty, and David Lapp) reflect on that inaugura…
 
At a time of increasingly urgent calls for climate action, the world also faces ever-rising demand for energy. How can these two trends be reconciled as we experience soaring gas prices and supply chain disruptions? Our guest is Pulitzer Prize-winning author and energy expert Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and chairman of CERAWeek, whic…
 
In this 217th episode I welcome Dr. David Convissar to the show to talk about the landscape of social media resources in anesthesiology education and the pros and cons of using those resources. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyBy Jed Wolpaw
 
When making a judgment about what to do or believe—when there are risks involved—it becomes important to look at the consequences of our choices, and this involves accurately assessing both the risks and benefits of those choices. With the help of guest David Ropeik, who coined the term "perception gap" and has authored two books on the subject, Bo…
 
THE unofficial, semi-certified, number one and only source for your outdoor gifts. Marty Gallipeau of Badfish Supply and I teamed up to have some fun and put this list together. This is not about marketing. These are all products that we actually love, use, or desire. To learn more about these great products, and to check out last year's lineup, he…
 
Ioana and Robert join TWiN to discuss their work demonstrating that rodents acquire maternal behavior by social transmission from an experienced mother to a virgin female how to care for a litter via endogenous oxytocin. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Timothy Cheung Guests: Ioana Carcea and Robert Froemke Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, R…
 
What happens when people of opposing viewpoints and diverse backgrounds work in teams, have conversations, or even sit across the table from each other at family gatherings? How do they come together and listen to others who see the world very differently? In this special episode, we compile a series of inspiring stories from past shows. Mother and…
 
In a special all-women roundtable edition of our podcast, two Red and two Blue Braver Angels leaders get passionate, personal, and curious about what led them to hold opposing views on one of the toughest political dilemmas in America: abortion. How do voices on the left and right strengthen or weaken our country’s grasp of what’s at stake? And how…
 
In this podcast, we sit down with Steve Yancar and Chad Smith of Praech Productions (not a typo) and discuss their entrance into outdoor media, how they work through differences, the importance of creative freedom, and what they have learned from being around some of the best in the fishing industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
 
What are the historical roots of political polarization in America? Why do Americans hold such dissonant perspectives on the meaning of our core ideals? How might we understand our history to create a more perfect future union? Ciaran O'Connor hosts Seth David Radwell, author of American Schism, for a wide-ranging conversation on the political, cul…
 
Sometimes the future can seem dark. The pandemic drags on. Climate change is upon us. Political polarization remains toxic. When stories of division fill the headlines it’s easy to feel like the only way is down. But what if that’s not true? What if we gave less airtime to voices of doom and more to voices of hope? Our guests on this episode are Za…
 
In this 215th episode I welcome Dr. Kia Sedghi and Dr. Stephen Freiberg to the show to discuss tips and tricks for making the transition from training to practice. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyBy Jed Wolpaw
 
Starting with a discussion of taking an evolutionary perspective and then briefly describing: Human Evolutionary History, Predictive Processing, The Dual Processing Model, Cultural Co-evolution, Group Polarization, Identity Protective Cognition, and the impact of Cultural Change on Polarization, the hosts conclude with thoughts about the COVID pand…
 
Bruce Carter joins TWiN to discuss the peripheral nervous system: the development of nerves that convey sensory information like touch from the tips of your toes to the brain, and Schwann cells, which are necessary for ensuring that those sensory signals are sustained as they travel long distances to the brain. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Timothy Ch…
 
Toxic levels of ungrace are tearing us apart. That's the diagnosis from Kirsten Powers, senior political analyst at CNN and former political analyst at Fox News. But is grace really possible across divides this huge and seemingly threatening? In a candid interview with host Mónica Guzmán, Kirsten draws on her Catholic faith, her years of cross-part…
 
In this podcast, we sit down with Maya Burke of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Captain Dustin Pack to discuss some of the victories and challenges surrounding Tampa Bay. In this episode we discuss the variations and importance of seagrass, water flow, and the science behind red tide. We also talk about the history and current landscape of Tampa'…
 
Climate change is one of the most divisive issues in our country today. But this wasn’t the case 20 years ago. How did we get here? Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy as well as a professor at Texas Tech University. And she’s the author of a new book called Saving Us - a Climate Scientist’s Case f…
 
In this 214th episode I welcome back Dr. Gillian Isaac to do another ABA Keyword episode. We review non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers and myesthenic syndromes. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyBy Jed Wolpaw
 
Andrew Yang isn't done challenging the way Americans look at politics. The former presidential candidate and entrepreneur is launching the Forward Party: a third-party effort to depolarize our politics through election reform. Can it work? And what does Yang have to say about the sensitive issues of race that divide Americans? Silas Kulkarni and Jo…
 
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