Our national discourse is more divided than ever. Host Dan Koch moderates discussions with brilliant guests, using reason and storytelling to improve arguments on both sides, create empathy, and build bridges.

Our national discourse is more divided than ever. Host Dan Koch moderates discussions with brilliant guests, using reason and storytelling to improve arguments on both sides, create empathy, and build bridges.


Show Notes

EPISODE 24:  Faith, Victories, and Failures in the Obama White House with Michael Wear
February 19, 2017

McCain article in New York Magazine

Michael's book "Reclaiming Hope"

EPISODE 19:  Trump, Obama, and Big Companies with Matt Stoller
January 16, 2017
"The Housing Crash and the End of American Citizenship" by Matt Stoller 
"How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul" by Matt Stoller
"Is Trump a working-class hero or a CEO's best friend?" by Matt Stoller 
Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction 

EPISODE 17: Does America's History of Racism Matter Today? with Drew G. I. Hart

January 11, 2017

Books:
Drew’s Book 
The Color of Wealth 
Without Sanctuary 
The New Jim Crow 

Resources/Get Involved:
S.U.R.J. 
PICO National Network 
Black Lives Matter Chapter Locator 
 

BOnus Episode: Dan's 2016 Year-End Mix! 

December 16, 2016

Spotify playlist
Apple Music Playlist

Track Listing:
1. Beach Slang - Noisy Heaven
2. The Weather - Vacancy Sign
3. Damien Jurado - Walrus
4. Cass McCombs - Bum Bum Bum
5. Jason Isbell - Children of Children
6. David Bazan - Over Again
7. Laura Mvula - Can’t Live With the World
8. Beach House - PPP
9. Bon Iver - 22 (OVER SOON)
10. HANA - Clay
11. Carly Rae Jepsen - When I Needed You
12. The 1975 - A Change of Heart
13. Mass Gothic - Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me
14. Wilco - Can’t Stand It
15. Lonely Benson - Lazy Lover
16. Band of Horses - Casual Party
17. Diarrhea Planet - Separations
18. Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.

EPISODE 9: Reacting to the election with "Science Mike" McHargue

November 9, 2016

Mike's Book

The Righteous Mind

Exit Polls from New York Times

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 8: living amongst refugees with d.l. mayfield

November 6, 2016

A bunch of Danielle's essays

All her essays/posts for McSweeney's

When God and Your Mom Think You're Awesome from The Toast

Buy her Book!

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 7: Third parties! Evan mcmullin quick take and libertarian

November 2, 2016

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.



EPISODE 5: Pro-Life, anti-trump with matthew lee anderson

October 26, 2016

Matt's Recent Op-Ed for Vox

Matt's Piece in Mere Orthodoxy from July

How American Politics Went Insane - The Atlantic

The New Culture of Life - Slate

Reasonable Pro-Choice Article

Is Food the New Sex? - Hoover Institute

"The Pill" Is Linked to Depression - The Guardian

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 4: Sharing your vote? with Brett Shears

October 23, 2016

Brett's Organization

Felony Disenfranchisement info at The Sentencing Project

PDF on Immigration Info

Video of Brett’s Stepmom and Father Telling Their Story

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 3: Illegal Immigrants with chris Hoke

October 16, 2016

Chris's book, "Wanted"

Tierra Nueva

Bracero Program

Immigrants and Crime

5 Facts About Illegal Immigration

Immigrants and Taxes

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 2: CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT

October 9, 2016

John Yoo on Filling SC Vacancies 

Bias in Pre-K Children of Color 

Citizens United

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.


EPISODE 1: TRUMP RALLIES

October 9, 2016

Biological Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives

Fairness Doctrine #1

Fairness Doctrine #2

Intellectual Ghettos

And remember, as always, you can submit follow-up questions that (most of) our guests will answer by emailing depolarizepodcast@gmail.com or by posting them on our Facebook discussion group and follow Dan on twitter @DanKoch.