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.
47 - "Passing the Torch" with Political Science Professor Dan Caldwell
How will a rocky transition of power between President Trump and President Elect Biden affect our international relations? Pepperdine Professor and Political Scientist Dan Caldwell shares his predictions for the US and what we can expect in the next two months, including the repercussions of pulling troops out of Afghanistan and our relationship status with both North Korea and Russia.
46 - Unelected with Political Scientist Norman Ornstein
Our country stands on the precipice of a new future and Donald Trump is not going to go quietly. But we, as a society, can decide to come together to take on our common enemies: a virus, unemployment, economic stress, prejudices, and more. Political Scientist and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Norm Ornstein, breaks down the issues we face post-election, including: what to expect during the presidential transition, the growing divide between metropolitan and suburban areas, and the future of 'The State of Trump.'
45 - The Future of the Supreme Court with Supreme Court Litigator Ed Warren
How will the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, determine America's path forward? Supreme Court Litigator Ed Warren returns to discuss some of his previous, spot-on predictions and the implications around the massive changes happening in the country, including of course, the impending election.
44 - Toxic Polarization with Dr. Peter Coleman
Multi-award-winning author and renowned founding director of “The Difficult Conversations Lab” at Columbia University, Dr. Peter Coleman joins the show to chat about the incredible political divide and current polarization of the country. The panel illuminates how we got here, and what we might expect come December post-election.
43 - 'Polling Revisited' with Monmouth University Polling Expert Patrick Murray
In this special re-release, we revisit our episode with the polling expert from Monmouth University Mr. Patrick Murray. Patrick demystifies the world of poling and helps explain how we should and shouldn’t approach the results come election time.
42 - Counting the Vote with Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan
Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan joins the show to discuss both technicalities and expectations to the very unique upcoming presidential election.