...tackling all the topics your mother warned you never to discuss at cocktail parties...

...tackling all the topics your mother warned you never to discuss at cocktail parties...

A Year of Listening

I believe there is a middle place where even the most opposing beliefs can find common ground.  A Year of Listening Podcast is designed to reclaim the lost art of civil, nuanced and compassionate conversation about a variety of polarizing topics.  In short, we’re tackling all the topics your mother warned you never 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 they wholeheartedly disagree.  But, I also believe that if one keeps listening, one will also hear something with which they agree.  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.

Every week I sit down with a new guest and we discuss a "hot button" topic together.  We'll come at the issues from all sides and we'll do it all with a healthy dose of listening.  Episodes release on Thursdays.  

 

Episode show notes can be found here.

You can listen to the show on iTunes here and Stitcher here.  

 

"For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of a person you are."  -C.S. Lewis