4 episodes

My mother was a Rush Limbaugh-loving conservative. I was so liberal I moved to Canada. In Suasion, I talk about how we lost, then found, a way to talk, what’s behind the great political divide—and why deep understanding is the best weapon in a war of persuasion.

Suasio‪n‬ Leslie Vryenhoek

    • Society & Culture

My mother was a Rush Limbaugh-loving conservative. I was so liberal I moved to Canada. In Suasion, I talk about how we lost, then found, a way to talk, what’s behind the great political divide—and why deep understanding is the best weapon in a war of persuasion.

    4. In the end, together at the table

    4. In the end, together at the table

    After three decades of listening to Rush Limbaugh, my mother understood what he never will--because we sat together at the same table.
    Music in this podcast is "Lonely Night" by Caffeine_Creek_Band from Pixabay

    • 22 min
    3. Uncommon ground

    3. Uncommon ground

    As my parents turned right, I turned angry. And then my mother and I were forced to find each other across the political chasm.

    • 16 min
    2. The Great Divider

    2. The Great Divider

    My parents and I were friends. In the 1990s, they found Rush Limbaugh and started making a whole lot of assumptions, and all hell broke loose.

    • 14 min
    1. In the beginning, there was Rush Limbaugh

    1. In the beginning, there was Rush Limbaugh

    The risk I'm taking, turning back the clock to 1992, and why I'm going there now.

    • 8 min

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