25 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
    • 5.0, 20 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.

    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
    Conflicting Identities with Jamie Susskind

    Conflicting Identities with Jamie Susskind

    Author of Future Politics, Jamie Susskind, left the Labour Party after 10 years of activism due to antisemitism. He tells us what happened, why he is on the cusp of going back and what politicians need to think about now to prepare for the tech of the future.
     
     

    • 49 min
    On Realising Mainstreaming Is Not Enough with Derek Bardowell

    On Realising Mainstreaming Is Not Enough with Derek Bardowell

    Author Derek Bardowell used to think mainstreaming would be enough to tackle racism. Over decades over work he's realise that on it's own, it is far from enough.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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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 👌🏻

Floraspink ,

Brilliant series

I can’t recommend this podcast series enough - great food for thought and fantastic hosts & guests. Look forward to hearing each new episode!

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