Is Trump Taking Orders From Moscow?

Is Trump Taking Orders From Moscow?

It's often taken as given that Trump is acting on Moscow's behalf in his foreign policy. In this episode we ask: what foreign policy would be in Russia's interest? And is Trump following that foreign policy, or a different one?

We explore such topics as Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East, with NATO, in Ukraine, and even in trade. We’ll see how he does.

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How to Dismantle Entrenched Bias, with David Campt

How to Dismantle Entrenched Bias, with David Campt

David Campt, "The Dialogue Guy," founder of the Ally Conversation Toolkit, who you may know from The Daily Show, joins ReConsider to help us learn better how to talk to people we disagree with. Straight up this is one of the best shows we've ever had.

We learned so much from David about the emotions, roadblocks, and pitfalls that get in the way of having an effective conversation in dismantling bias and changing minds; as well as an incredibly effective and compelling methodology to actually getting into the trenches with someone and making real process. This is a must listen.

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Flash Update: The Indian Airstrike in Pakistan

Flash Update: The Indian Airstrike in Pakistan

India has just launched a military operation—an airstrike—for the first time in decades. And they’re both nuclear powers. We rarely get to stay on top of very current events, but this is such a significant incident—and something so easy to spin and sensationalize—that we wanted to get ahead of it. So get the full scoop of what happened, and the ramifications, right now from Xander.

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Bias and Tribalism with Chris Martin of Heterodox Academy

Bias and Tribalism with Chris Martin of Heterodox Academy

Today we link up with the venerable Chris Martin of Heterodox Academy, and host of Half Hour of Heterodoxy. We spend 45 minutes discussing heterodoxy, because we are long-winded.

We ask tough questions such as:

-Is it even possible to not do the thinking for you?

-How do we discuss tribalism without evoking false equivalence?

-What does heterodoxy even mean in a bi-polar political society?

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(Late) Halloween Special: WE DO THE THINKING FOR YOU

(Late) Halloween Special: WE DO THE THINKING FOR YOU

Xander and Erik are crazy-busy, and we're very sorry about that. In lieu of this fortnight's episode, here is our Halloween Special from Agoraphobia 2018: "WE DO THE THINKING FOR YOU." Yes it's silly, but it's of course meant to get us thinking about how we frame the behavior of our tribe and our enemy tribe in ways that makes it impossible to be introspective.

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