Conflict: How to Have More Productive Disagreements

The Next Big Idea | 12 November 2019 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Buster Benson about his book Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement. Outlines his framework for arguing productively, including how to have hard conversations in your relationships, engage people with different political viewpoints, and disagree with dignity.

Uncensored: What Free Speech Debates Teach Us About Empathy

The Next Big Idea | 19 November 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zachary Wood discussing ideas from his memoir Uncensored, which argues that we can develop empathy and understanding by engaging with opposing viewpoints – including controversial speakers like anti-feminists, climate-change deniers, and self-proclaimed racists.