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  • Ep. 14. How to Change a Misinformed Mind

    GUEST: Dr. Nika Kabiri, professor, author, and decision science specialist

    It’s easy to discount conspiracy theories as harmless or simply bizarre. But, in recent years, they’ve bred the kind of misinformation that has given rise to dangerous calls to action and fatal violence – as well as deep rifts between relatives, friends, and colleagues. Is there ...

    November 28, 2021

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  • Ep. 13. How to Be Graceful (Even When You’re Mad as H*ll)

    GUEST: Kirsten Powers, CNN Senior Political Analyst, former Fox News Analyst 

    Grace: it’s a virtue one doesn’t often see during divisive on-air political debates. Our guest, Kirsten Powers, a former political commentator for Fox News and current political analyst for CNN, knows this world well and has something to say about it. She believes in the ...

    November 14, 2021

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    Ep. 13: 11.14.21
  • Ep. 12. Should You Stop Saying These Words?

    GUEST: Bella De Soriano, Healthline Media’s Senior Public Health Integrity Manager, Medical Affairs

    Peanut gallery. Master bedroom. Wheelchair bound. Birth defect. What do these terms have in common? They all have the power to offend – the first two because of their racist origins and the next two because they’re often considered ableist. As our guest ...

    October 31, 2021

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  • Ep. 11. Are International Students Really a Good Thing?

    GUEST: Dr. Rajika Bhandari, Author, “America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility”

    Should U.S. colleges and universities be encouraging more international students to fill their seats? Or, should U.S. residents be prioritized? Dr. Rajika Bhandari joins us to talk about the shifting political and public sentiments that have influenced the way we think ...

    October 17, 2021

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  • Ep. 10. How to Win Your Next Debate

    GUEST: John Donvan, Host and Moderator, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series

    With polarization and deeply entrenched ideology threatening our ability to truly listen to one another, is civil discourse dead? Our guest John Donvan isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. In our latest episode, the host and moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series ...

    October 3, 2021

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  • Ep. 9. Breaking News OR Broken News: Teaching News Literacy to Kids

    GUEST: Robin Terry Brown, Author, Breaking The News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters

    In today’s media landscape, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. We’ve invited author Robin Terry Brown to talk about how this affects kids, tweens, and teens, and what they can do to become more educated ...

    September 19, 2021

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    Ep. 9: 09.19.21
  • Ep. 8. Using Stories To Rally Your Audiences to Action

    GUEST: Annette Simmons, Author, The Story Factor, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

    What is it about stories that make them such potent tools of influence and persuasion? Annette Simmons would tell you that stories are largely about connection. When someone can see themselves in your story, that generates a sense of trust in the storyteller ...

    September 5, 2021

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    Ep. 8: 09.05.21