Episode 2: How to Create Productive Dialogue

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In episode 2 (link to iTunes here), we discuss how to create a productive dialogue on controversial topics; abortion in particular. Tips include how to not be weird, maintaining intellectual integrity, avoiding trolls, and others.

Links & more information from Episode 2:

Private Facebook group

Dave Sterrett
Aborting Aristotle

This American Life
For Your Reconsideration

Josh Brahm
Equal Rights Institute
Life Report Podcast
Video of Josh talking about how to have productive pro-life discussions

List of tips:

  1. Don’t be weird!
  2. Maintain intellectual integrity
    • Know your stuff & your opponents’ stuff
    • Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”
  3. Finding common ground
  4. Listening to understand rather than just waiting for your chance to talk
  5. Treating everyone like they’re a valuable human being
  6. Have open-mindedness & being genuinely humble
  7. Bonus! Know your trolls

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A Defense of Abortion by David Boonin (for a possible book study? maybe?)

One thought on “Episode 2: How to Create Productive Dialogue

    Jerome Danner said:
    April 17, 2016 at 23:38

    Really good points here in this episode. Brother, you really out groundwork for how any- and everyone should have a civil discourse with persons with an opposing viewpoint.

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