27 episodes

Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.

Changed My Mind The Depolarization Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.

    Changing your mind on the Iraq War with Ed Owen

    Changing your mind on the Iraq War with Ed Owen

    Former advisor to the Foreign Secretary at the time of the Iraq War, Ed Owen, on why he now feels differently about the decision to go to war in Iraq. 

    • 42 min
    Realising America's Criminal Justice System Was Broken with Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh

    Realising America's Criminal Justice System Was Broken with Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh

    The Authors of Union: a Search for Common Ground on how an American road trip woke them up to the failings in the criminal justice system and the limitations of beloved media outlets. 
     

    • 49 min
    Danny Finkelstein on Changing Political Allies

    Danny Finkelstein on Changing Political Allies

    Danny Finkelstein, associate editor of the Times and Conservative peer, talks to us about why being able to clearly see both sides of an argument is important but can also feel debilitating in a world that craves certainty. He shares his lessons from switching parties and why it is critical to reduce the cost of people changing their minds.

    • 43 min
    Peter Geoghegan on Unaccountability and Returning Home

    Peter Geoghegan on Unaccountability and Returning Home

    Peter Geoghegan, author of Democracy for Sale and investigative journalist, left Ireland as a young man desperate to get away but has returned in lockdown to find a country much changed. He tells us why, from his childhood bedroom, and explains the need to dig deeper into unaccountable money in politics, in the UK as well as the US.

    • 46 min
    Getting Less Liberal About Prostitution with Helen Lewis

    Getting Less Liberal About Prostitution with Helen Lewis

    Helen Lewis, a journalist at the Atlantic and author of Difficult Women: the History of Feminism in 11 Fights, talks about how she came to question her previous liberal beliefs on prostitution, a former Labour MP who cried after receiving an apology for being deselected when she came out in the 70s, the limits of unconscious bias training, and more. 

    • 50 min
    Deciding That People Should Have a Platform with Kajal Odedra

    Deciding That People Should Have a Platform with Kajal Odedra

    The Director of Change.org in the UK Kajal Odedra talks about realising no platforming tended to backfire, her changing relationship with her own identity and how Change.org's supporters come from a much broader base than most people imagine. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

amadeusbrady ,

Thoughtful and insightful

A great range of guests and some really thought provoking discussions. Particularly like the hosts’ analysis of the interviews as well.

AlexChesterfiels ,

Will Morris

Thoughtful and insightful with some v interesting guests and topics. Has made me think!

Stephen Brooks ,

Well worth a listen

New takes on hot topics with engaging guests and presenters. Worth a listen 👌🏻

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