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 44: 44 - Toxic Polarization with Dr. Peter Coleman

Multi-award-winning author and renowned founding director of “The Difficult Conversations Lab” at Columbia University, Dr. Peter Coleman joins the show to chat about the incredible political divide and current polarization of the country. The panel illuminates how we got here, and what we might expect come December post-election.



episode 43: 43 - 'Polling Revisited' with Monmouth University Polling Expert Patrick Murray

In this special re-release, we revisit our episode with the polling expert from Monmouth University Mr. Patrick Murray. Patrick demystifies the world of poling and helps explain how we should and shouldn’t approach the results come election time.



episode 42: 42 - Counting the Vote with Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan

Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan joins the show to discuss both technicalities and expectations to the very unique upcoming presidential election.



episode 41: 41 - The Making Of A President 2020 with Journalist Walter Shapiro

Journalist Walter Shapiro joins co-hosts Trade Attorney Jane Albrecht and Historian Ed Larson to discuss how the media's reporting has changed during this pandemic-altered campaign season.



episode 40: 40 - The Whole World Is Watching with Civil Rights Attorney Carol Sobel

Civil Rights Attorney Carol Sobel discusses the challenges and offers solutions to police handling protesters and the homeless.


 2020-09-24  28m

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

Anthropologist and author Wade Davis discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused America to decline and what can be done to revitalize the nation.


 2020-09-18  28m

episode 38: 38 - The Economy Explained (Finally!) with MIT Economist Daron Acemoglu

MIT Economist Daron Acemoglu explains what the US economy is and what it is not.


 2020-09-10  33m

episode 37: 37 - It Is What It Is: A Debate About The Elections, Checks And Balance, and China with Don Schmitz

In support of President Trump, Government Affairs Consultant Don Schmitz contrasts the President's approach to governing with prior administrations. Historian Ed Larson explains why the President is not elected by popular vote. Trade Attorney Jane Albrecht debates the effectiveness of the U.S. relationship with China and NATO.


 2020-08-27  35m

episode 36: 36 - Empathy Vs Values: with Activists and Authors Gregg Hurwitz and Billy Ray

Screenwriter Billy Ray and Author Gregg Hurwitz explain why Conservatives and Liberals seem constantly at odds politically and how to best communicate with each other during polarized times. They suggest that, on many issues, we agree more than we disagree.


 2020-08-20  31m

episode 35: 35 - Protests, Elections, and Data Protections with Homeland Security Expert Paul Rosenzweig

How secure is the Homeland? Expert Paul Rosenzweig shares the scope of Homeland Security regarding the recent protests in Portland, International Data Protection, and the pros and cons of mail-in voting.


 2020-08-13  45m