1 hr 54 min

#122 Reclaiming Curiosity and Connection in Dangerously Divided Times with Mónica Guzmán A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

    • Society & Culture

Mónica Guzmán is an author, journalist, and bridge builder. She is the Director of Digital Storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, and author of the book “I Never Thought Of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times”. Móni and her parents immigrated to the US from Mexico when she was a teenager. Móni is a liberal, but her parents voted for Trump… twice. Our conversation focuses on the importance of curating connection to those we disagree with, and the practice of maintaining curiosity about ideas and opinions we don’t understand. We speak about how to prioritize trust above “truth,” the polarizing role of the media, and the danger of getting sucked into ideological silos. Móni explains how it is possible to remember that we are all smarter and more capable than what they want us to believe, but only when we make space for and reclaim vulnerable conversations, and a connection to one another.

Mónica’s book recommendation: The Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find Mónica on Twitter, Instagram, and ReclaimCuriosity.com

Click here to learn more about Contact Beyond Contact.

Click here to sign up for the Sex at Dawn Retreat this September in Montana, hosted by Chris Ryan, Cameron & Melayne Shayne, and me! (Only two spots left).

Songs featured: “Moving” by Eskimotion, “Back to You” by Benjamin Gordon, and “Going Home” by Ásgeir

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Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World is a reader and listener supported publication. If you find this content valuable, and have the means to donate financially, please consider becoming a paid subscriber for only $5/month.

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Mónica Guzmán is an author, journalist, and bridge builder. She is the Director of Digital Storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, and author of the book “I Never Thought Of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times”. Móni and her parents immigrated to the US from Mexico when she was a teenager. Móni is a liberal, but her parents voted for Trump… twice. Our conversation focuses on the importance of curating connection to those we disagree with, and the practice of maintaining curiosity about ideas and opinions we don’t understand. We speak about how to prioritize trust above “truth,” the polarizing role of the media, and the danger of getting sucked into ideological silos. Móni explains how it is possible to remember that we are all smarter and more capable than what they want us to believe, but only when we make space for and reclaim vulnerable conversations, and a connection to one another.

Mónica’s book recommendation: The Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find Mónica on Twitter, Instagram, and ReclaimCuriosity.com

Click here to learn more about Contact Beyond Contact.

Click here to sign up for the Sex at Dawn Retreat this September in Montana, hosted by Chris Ryan, Cameron & Melayne Shayne, and me! (Only two spots left).

Songs featured: “Moving” by Eskimotion, “Back to You” by Benjamin Gordon, and “Going Home” by Ásgeir

How to support the show:

Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Become a paid subscriber on Substack.

Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World is a reader and listener supported publication. If you find this content valuable, and have the means to donate financially, please consider becoming a paid subscriber for only $5/month.

Get full access to A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World at anyakaats.substack.com/subscribe

1 hr 54 min