Episode Forty-Three: Playing Devil's Advocate with Chris Tatem


We’re back!  It’s a new year and I’ve been saving this conversation for today because I think it is the perfect choice to kick off a new year of listening.  My guest this week is Chris Tatem.  By day, Chris works in the criminal justice system and gets to watch lawyers ply their trade in the courtroom. By night, Chris is a podcast host who uses the skills he learns by observing others in the courtroom to improve the way we disagree with one another.  Chris hosts the podcast the Cross Examined Life, a podcast designed to “elevate the art of disagreement through cross exams of controversial topics.”  This week he shares what he’s learned about improving how we disagree with each other through his work playing the devil’s advocate on his show.

I highly encourage you to check out Chris’ show.  For information on the show go here.  Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.  Chris does an incredible job leaning into these tough topics.

Also discussed in the episode:

Intelligence Squared podcast

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien