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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 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.

    062 - Should Free Speech be Unlimited Online?

    062 - Should Free Speech be Unlimited Online?

    Dan defends: Online Platforms should moderate and control content posted by their users.

    PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS:
    1. Even when your conversation partner describes the popular view, ask them to be specific about their opinion and perspective, so that you’re engaging with their beliefs, rather than their observation of the beliefs of others.

    2. Don’t lose your sense of curiosity or wonder, even in difficult conversations. Continue asking WHY and for reasons behind the explanation, until you believe your conversation partner has described why they find something to be helpful or unhelpful.

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    • 47 min
    061 - Should the US Decrease the Size of It's Military?

    061 - Should the US Decrease the Size of It's Military?

    Chris defends: The US should reduce the size of its military.

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    • 41 min
    060 - Must Kids in Public School Wear Masks?

    060 - Must Kids in Public School Wear Masks?

    Jeanne defends: Masks should be required in public schools.

    PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS:
    1.) Be willing and ready to ask your conversation partner a hypothetical, so that you can better understand how far down the line of possible scenarios their position extends.

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    • 33 min
    059 - Should the US Provide Military Support to Ukraine?

    059 - Should the US Provide Military Support to Ukraine?

    Ramin defends: The US should send more aid to Ukraine and impose stricter sanctions.

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    • 32 min
    058 - Should We Donate to Animal Related Charities?

    058 - Should We Donate to Animal Related Charities?

    Brendan defends: No one should donate to animal-related charities

    PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS:
    1. As you state your support or lack of support for conversation partner’s hypothetical scenarios, state your position, but don’t be afraid to offer the reason for and context about your position.

    2. If you reference a body of knowledge outside the conversation, summarize what it teaches before moving on, so that your conversation partner feels included and is able to understand your points following your reference to those learnings.

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    • 26 min
    057 - Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

    057 - Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

    Angela defends: Married couples should have separate bank accounts.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 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!

J-Siri ,

Great concept

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