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 32m. Bisher sind 62 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 8 hours 51 minutes


episode 61: 61 - Why Michael Steele Remains a Republican

Former RNC Chairman, Michael Steele, joins Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht to discuss what changes need to be made in the Republican (and Democratic) Party.



episode 60: 60 - Social Justice Warrior: Shane Murphy Goldsmith of Liberty Hill

Shane Goldsmith, CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation, talks about her story, dream job as an activist, and pressing issues with police and social imbalance.



episode 59: 59 - Breaking Down The Biden Plan with Congressman Ted Lieu

Congressman Ted Lieu on the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection and breaking down the Biden Infrastructure and Jobs Plan.



episode 58: 58 - The Post Covid Era, Economics, and Minimum Wage with Ioana Marinescu: Part 2

Economist and Professor Ioana Elena Marinescu returns to discuss raising minimum wage, the current economic state and where the US will stand economically in a post-COVID world.



episode 57: 57 - One Step Closer: A Deep Look at Universal Basic Income with Professor Ioana Elena Marinescu (Part One)

What are the pros and cons for Universal Basic Income, the Andrew Yang Plan, and ending poverty in the United States once and for all? Ioana Elena Marinescu, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, joins Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht in Part 1 of 2 of an in-depth discussion on these topics and more.


 2021-03-15  34m

episode 56: 56 - Nothing But the Facts! with USAFacts.org President, Poppy MacDonald

Are we living through a "crisis of facts"? President of USAFacts.org, Poppy MacDonald, discusses “Nothing but the facts!” and how data might be the one thing that brings our divisive country together.


 2021-03-08  34m

episode 55: 55 - Bits & Pieces: Conversations and Solutions on Behalf of America

Producer Joey Salvia tosses out subjects for our hosts to tackle, and possibly solve, including poverty, divisiveness, and fake news as well as hot topics like Ted Cruz and the NY nursing home scandal.


 2021-03-01  39m

episode 54: 54 - The Return of Jack Balkin: Social Media Regulation & Responsibility

What is the responsibility of social media outlets in a healthy society? Renown Yale Law Professor and author, Jack Balkin, returns for a discussion about the Constitution, social media responsibility, advertising dollars, and how Facebook is damaging our world: politically and socially.


 2021-02-22  34m

episode 53: 53 - The Cycles of Constitutional Time with Jack Balkin

Why do American politics seem especially fraught right now? Legal scholar, Yale Law Professor, and author, Jack Balkin, joins for a discussion about the constitution, political polarization, impeachment, and The Cycles of Constitutional Time, to help explain, and help us weather, this waxing and waning of political polarization.


 2021-02-15  34m

episode 52: 52 - The Need for Constitutional and Government Adjustments with Legal Scholar and Professor Sanford Levinson

What is the biggest political challenge we are facing right now? Do we need campaign finance reform? Legal scholar, and professor, Sanford Levinson discusses the need for adjustments in our constitution, campaign finances, the election process and if Trump will run again in 2024 in our final episode of the season.


 2020-12-28  37m