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Cross Examined Life improves the way we disagree with one another. Each week, my guests advances and defends their position on a controversial topic. Then together, we exemplify thoughtful and respectful disagreement. I’m Chris – I love challenging assumptions. I encourage you to Ask More Questions.

Cross Examined Lif‪e‬ Chris Tatem

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Cross Examined Life improves the way we disagree with one another. Each week, my guests advances and defends their position on a controversial topic. Then together, we exemplify thoughtful and respectful disagreement. I’m Chris – I love challenging assumptions. I encourage you to Ask More Questions.

    056 - [DEBATE] Will Bitcoin Last or Is it a Fad?

    056 - [DEBATE] Will Bitcoin Last or Is it a Fad?

    Mike and Nick debate whether Bitcoin will last or whether it is a fad.
    1: Defining your terms and its sub-terms and factors is critical to understanding between conversation partners.
    2: Responding clearly to each of your partner’s points is a great way to keep ideas organized.
    3: Every once in a while, summarize what you think your conversation partner is saying, and check with them, before moving on, that they are in fact saying what you think they’re saying.
    4: Honestly acknowledge vulnerabilities in your position and resist the temptation to imply that you have a perfect or comprehensive response to every argument advanced.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    BONUS - What Does It Mean to be a Racist?

    BONUS - What Does It Mean to be a Racist?

    This special, bonus episode was recorded live, the evening of the 2020 presidential election in the U.S. It's more of a conversation, than a cross-exam. Much was left unsaid.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    BONUS - Did Trump Respond to COVID Well?

    BONUS - Did Trump Respond to COVID Well?

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    • 58 min
    055 - Should Twitter Ban Political Ads?

    055 - Should Twitter Ban Political Ads?

    Andrew defends: Twitter should not ban political ads.
    PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS
    1. Use phrases like “I can’t prove this” and “I may be wrong” before asserting your facts or conclusions.
    2. Acknowledge that you don’t always have a perfect, airtight argument.
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    • 32 min
    054 - Does Trump Deserve a 2nd Term?

    054 - Does Trump Deserve a 2nd Term?

    Frank defends: Donald Trump deserves a 2nd term.
    PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS
    1. No matter what you oppose, go look for material that contradicts your own biases: you may be surprised what you find.
    2. Instead of dismissing a suspicious fact out of hand as untrue, research it and find out the real truth or falsity of the statement.
    3. Words matter. Although actions speak louder than words, it’s somewhat disingenuous for us to tell people they should ignore our words and only focus on our actions.
    4. No matter how far down a rabbit trail you’ve gone, always circle back and answer the question posed.
    5. Be careful about calling a conversation childish, or otherwise unimportant.
    6. Consider the power of forgiving the insults of others and instead of meeting those insults blow for blow, treating the other person better – and perhaps how you would want to be treated.
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    053 - Is a Bachelors' Degree a Waste of Money?

    053 - Is a Bachelors' Degree a Waste of Money?

    Pat defends: A Bachelors' Degree is a Waste of Money.
    No Practical Takeaway Tips this week. Pat crushed it!
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Dan Moyle ,

Thoughtful, helpful and engaging

I love listening to Chris and his guests dig into today’s issues. They always seem to do so in a thoughtful, engaging way that helps me see the world a little differently. This is definitely a must listen for all of us!

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