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A Year of Listening

A Year of Listening Podcast is designed to reclaim the lost art of civil, compassionate, and nuanced conversation about a variety of polarizing topics. In short, we’re tackling all the topics your mother warned you not to discuss at cocktail parties. The goal of this show is to help people understand the very personal experiences that often guide our beliefs in the hopes that this expands our compassion and empathy for those who believe differently than us. I have no doubt that in every episode a listener will hear something with which he wholeheartedly disagrees. But, I also believe that if one keeps listening, he will also hear something with which he agrees. It is my hope that the conversations in this podcast will give listeners opportunities to keep listening, to practice empathy and to widen the narrow holds we have on our own perspectives to make room for someone else’s.

info_outline Episode 82:What I Learned from Listening (Year Two) 12/19/2019
info_outline Episode 81: Polarizing Holiday Opinions with Shannon Staley 12/12/2019
info_outline Episode 80: The Upsides and Pitfalls of the Enneagram with Jenn Batchelor and Anna Jordan 11/21/2019
info_outline Episode 79: A Conversation About the Role of Government with Mike Lindberg 11/14/2019
info_outline Episode 78: A Conversation about "Mismatching" Students to Listen Across Divides 11/07/2019
info_outline Episode 77: Transracial Adoption and Parenting with Anna Jordan 10/31/2019
info_outline Episode 76: From Listening to Working Together with Graham Bodie and Pearce Godwin 10/24/2019
info_outline Episode 75: A Conversation about the "Love Anyway" Film 10/10/2019
info_outline Episode 74: A Conversation about Outrage Culture with Tommy Powell 10/03/2019
info_outline Episode 73: Polyamory with the Triad Family 09/26/2019
info_outline Episode 72: Listening Across Differences with Tracy Hollister 09/19/2019
info_outline Episode 71: Is Fall the Best or the Worst with Ryann Kehoe 08/29/2019
info_outline Episode 70: The Adversity Effect with Kenneth Cheadle 08/22/2019
info_outline Episode 69: White Supremacy and the Church with Lenny Duncan 08/15/2019
info_outline Episode 68: Free Speech and the Intellectual Dark Web with Freddy Weinberg 08/08/2019
info_outline Episode 67: Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins 08/01/2019
info_outline Episode 66: Changing Your Political Ideology with John Wood 07/25/2019
info_outline Episode 65: The Power of Revolutionary Relationships with Rozella White 07/18/2019
info_outline Episode 64: The Foster Care System with Gwen Hicks 07/11/2019
info_outline Episode 63: Changing Our Opinions with Lyra Repplinger 07/04/2019
info_outline Episode 62: Polarizing Summer Opinions with Marty Finn 05/30/2019
info_outline Episode 61: What We Learned Episodes 52-60 05/23/2019
info_outline Episode 60: Reframing the Singular Narrative with Jonathan Brooks 05/16/2019
info_outline Episode 59: Sexual Orientation and the Church (part 3) with David Bennett 05/09/2019
info_outline Episode 58: Non-Binary Gender Identity with Mason Aid 05/02/2019
info_outline Episode 57: The Reality of the American Dream and Upward Mobility with Lindsy Wallace 04/25/2019
info_outline Episode 56: Trans Identity and the Church with Ellie Dote 04/18/2019
info_outline Episode 55: Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform with Dominique Gilliard 04/11/2019
info_outline Episode 54: Sexual Orientation and the Church (part 2) with B.T. Harman 04/04/2019
info_outline Episode 53: Depolarizing Politics with David Lapp 03/28/2019