Episode 1: 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.

References and further reading:

How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge | TEDx

Identity and epistemic emotions during knowledge revision: A potential account for the backfire effect | Gregory J. Trevors

Stress in America: The state of our nation | American Psychological Association

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