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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 34 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

episode 33: 33 - Should Colleges Open In 2020? - The Presidents' View with David Leebron and E. Gordon Lee

Will colleges open in the Fall? Colleges and universities are under enormous pressure to at least partially open their campuses in the fall of 2020. Presidents David Leebron (Rice University) and Gordon Gee (West Virginia University) join host Bill Curtis to discuss school openings, online education, and whether institutions can survive in a post-COVID environment.



episode 32: 32 - Scott Galloway: The Future of Higher Education

Education and COVID: Will schools return to in-classroom teaching in the Fall? Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business discusses what parents, educators, students, and administrators are trying to figure out: what’s going to happen with colleges this Fall? Will classes be on campus, online, or be offered as some kind of hybrid experience?



episode 31: 31 - Polling, Politics, And Predictions with Patrick Murray, founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute

Patrick Murray, founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute talks about his 20+ year career conducting media polling and custom-designed research projects for a variety of clients



episode 30: 30 - How to Have the Hard Discussions: Talking About Race in a Polarized Society with Dr. David Campt and Broadway Producer Ron Simons

Dr. David Campt and Broadway Producer Ron Simons have an open and frank discussion of race in America, the need for uncomfortable and difficult conversations and the importance of diversity of representation, including the work we need to do as a country to continue affecting change, and ways the white community can educate themselves to become effective allies to the Black community.



episode 29: 29 - Are We Watching American Democracy Die? With Constitutional Scholar Bruce Ackerman

The perils of run-away executive power, the demise of journalism, and political campaigns being ruled by corporate finance rather than a citizen’s vote. Professor Bruce Ackerman discusses safeguards against despotism in a democracy during times of pandemic and crises and offers an alternative solution to ending big money in politics.


 2020-06-05  21m

episode 28: 28 - A Doctor Contracts The COVID-19 Virus with Dr. Varinder Singh

Coronavirus: What is it like to get it - and survive? The personal perspective of Dr. Varinder Singh - a physician who not only treats COVID-19 patients, but became a patient being treated for COVID-19.


 2020-05-28  32m

episode 27: 27 - Lockdown, Liberty, And Lawsuits with Jed Rubenfeld & Suzanna Sherry

What would happen if the Presidential election was cancelled and other challenges caused by COVID-19? With guests Jed Rubenfeld and Suzanna Sherry.


 2020-05-21  31m

episode 26: 26 - Bruce Ackerman: Checks and Balances and COVID

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, Bruce Ackerman joins hosts, Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht to discuss the constitutional concept of "checks and balances” and how it may change during this pandemic.


 2020-05-14  20m

episode 25: 25 - Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Constitutional Law Professor: COVID, The Courts and the Constitution

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean Of Berkeley Law and Constitutional Scholar, discusses our first amendment rights, civil liberties, and states' rights versus federal rights during quarantine and the pandemic.


 2020-04-30  31m

episode 24: 24 - Congressman Ted Lieu: Congress, CARES & COVID

The CARES Act and COVID-19: California Congressman Ted Lieu lays out his congressional action plan to expand Coronavirus testing, ongoing payments to workers, and how and when the country can re-open.


 2020-04-20  34m