The Arthur Brooks Show
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Arthur Brooks is back this Valentine's Day with a new season on love: why you need it and how to get it. But not just romantic love – love for all of the other important areas of our lives, too. Arthur explores what it means to find meaning in our work, the significance of loving one's country, our longing for better friendships in an age of loneliness, how to love your enemies, and what it means when expressing love for God.
||Romantic Entrepreneurship||Why we stopped taking risks for love, and why taking more of them will bring us greater happiness.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Season 2 starts Valentine's Day||And it's all about love||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Moral Consensus||The last episode of the season looks at moral consensus, the necessity of a moral core around which our debates must revolve. Arthur talks to John Powell, who leads the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and to John Tomasi, professor of political science at Brown University, and founder of the Political Theory Project. To get in touch with the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Think Small||It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number and scope of crises we constantly see flashing across our phones and television screens. In fact, our brains – and our hearts – aren’t built to process conflicts on such a massive scale. In this episode, Arthur looks at ‘thinking small,’ the notion that by focusing on what is individual, local, and within our sphere of influence, we can paradoxically bring about more change, disagree more productively, and become happier people. Hear conversations with Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, and James and Deborah Fallows, who share stories from their journey across the country for their book “Our Towns.”||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Idea Diversity on Campus||This episode explores the experiences of conservative professors on campus, and why ‘viewpoint diversity’ matters in academia. We hear from Josh Dunn, Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado and John Shields, Associate Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, who co-authored a book on conservative academics. Zack Beauchamp from vox.com joins Arthur in a discussion about de-platforming and freedom of speech on campus, and Professor Robert George talks about his experience at Princeton.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Contempt : an extended conversation with John Gottman||How can we keep contempt out of our disagreements? And why should we? Arthur talks to John Gottman, who’s spent most of his career as a social psychologist studying contempt within relationships. He is the co-founder of the Gottman Institute in Seattle, where he does work with married couples, and shares his insights on the corrosive nature of contempt, and how we can get out of the habit of expressing it, both in our personal relationships, and more broadly, as a nation.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Disconnected||There's a lot of disagreement on social media, but not a lot of meaningful debate. In this episode, we figure out how to change that by first understanding the nature of disagreement in the online space. Anonymity, silos, outrage - these flourish in our filter bubbles, but why is that? And we talk about how to go from text-based disagreement - which de-humanizes people, to the most powerful way to do meaningful debate - face to face.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Tell Me a Story||The smartest person in the room doesn’t always win the debate — the best storyteller does. This episode explores the power of storytelling and how we can use stories to more effectively persuade, inspire, and unify others. We hear from sociologist Kathy Edin, neuroeconomist Paul Zak and Grant Gordon of the International Rescue Committee.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||3: Sharing Your Stage||The story of an unexpected moment of "bridging"—two opponents share a stage. What happened when Hawk Newsome, leader of a small group of activists from Black Lives Matter of Greater New York showed up at a pro-Trump gathering. Arthur talks to Newsome about how that played out, and with John Powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, about the challenges of sharing your stage (literally or metaphorically) with your ideological opponent.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||2: Family & Friends||How do we navigate substantive disagreements - political or otherwise - with those closest to us? And how do we hold a discourse without sweeping differences under the rug or burning bridges? This episode unpacks ways of dealing with those differences of opinion in personal relationships: a primer for dealing with conflict at the next family gathering, and an inspiring story of two friends whose relationship survived their politics.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||1: Introducing the Arthur Brooks Show||The first season of The Arthur Brooks show looks at the art of disagreement.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Here's the thing about Arthur Brooks
I've met Arthur a couple of times and heard him speak a few times as well. No connection beyond that. On paper, we're from different political viewpionts, but I find his positions very moderate). Arthur is among the most compelling, reasonable, and fair minded people I have ever heard speak. Beyond that, he has a real gift for making his case in a conversational yet well-crafted way that's pretty masterful. I'm sure this sounds a little "fanboy" but he's really good at what he does. He debates well and respectfully. He listens. He keeps his cool while still being passionate. He's perfect for tackling this subject after thinking and speaking about it for years, If you care about thus topic, give Arthur a chance. You'll see what I'm talking about. -- Dale Bradley in Denver, CO
Arthur is a delightful reasonable human being. As a liberal I can relate to him and understand his views and conservative values. I have been enjoying his podcasts and I have used as inspiration for my volunteer work with Better-Angels.org as how I can relate to individuals who have a different political, and religious ideology.
A podcast we all need right now
Arthur is my biggest role model and inspiration. This podcast is only one of the many ways he helps us really think about the pervasive issues in our country and how we can solve them using competition of ideas