Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

In an age when saying the wrong thing in a Twitter post could leave you ghosted by onetime friends—or worse—we find our country torn apart at the political seams. But things don’t need to be this way. Constructive social discourse is not dead, it just needs a little resuscitation. From CurtCo Media. ​ Consider Meet Me in the Middle your political rehab. Each week, Ed Larson (Pulitzer Prize winning historian, author, and world-wide lecturer) invites guests from across the ideological spectrum—including politicians, activists, and celebrities—to sit down, discuss the issues, and if not find consensus, at least find common ground. So bring an open mind and remember, we’re more alike than different.

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episode 39: 39 - The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times: Anthropologist Wade Davis Presents The Unraveling Of America


Anthropologist Wade Davis explains the importance of the study of Anthropology in a way that will entice you to become an Anthropologist. He discusses his Rolling Stone love letter, "The Unraveling Of America" and states the case that America has survived in the past and can thrive in the future. Professor Ed Larson and Trade Attorney Jane Albrecht debate the history of the so-called rugged individualist versus "Me-ism". Ed Larson and Wade Davis discuss regulating the Internet, and Professor talks about his newest book, "Magdalena, River Of Dreams."

TIMESTAMPS:

4:15 - What is Anthropology

4:50 - Rolling Stone's Unraveling Of America

7:00 - The effect of COVID 19 on America

9:30 - Quarantine in Canada versus the US

10:55 - Individual versus "Me-ism"

12:50 - History of Individualism in America

16:35 - Response to Rolling Stone article

17:20 - Wade Davis's "Signs Of Progressive Change"

18:00 - Regulating the Internet

20:50 - Fairness Doctrine

21:45 - "Roadmap Of Hope" Rolling Stone followup article

23:00 - Description of Leadership

25:45 - Wade Davis talks about his new book "Magdalena, River Of Dreams"

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Learn More: Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

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Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht

Produced and Edited by: Mike Thomas

Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick

A CurtCo Media Production

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