The discussion podcast of Equal Rights Institute, a national organization that trains pro-life advocates think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively. If you’re looking for clear pro-life thinking, cutting-edge apologetics, and a fresh approach to abortion dialogue, you’ve come to the right place.
A Comedian Shares Tips for Using Humor in Dialogue
Josh Brahm interviews comedian Josh Harris about how he got into sidewalk counseling, how he uses humor on the sidewalk, and some practical tips for you to use to add more humor and friendliness to your conversations about abortion!
A Sidewalk Counselor's Run-Ins with Police and an Overzealous Security Guard - Part 2
Josh Brahm and Jacob Nels, ERI's Sidewalk Counseling Trainer, finish reacting to videos sent in by Rebekah Dyer while sidewalk counseling. If you haven't seen part one yet, please watch that first for more context.
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTE: Unlike the previous episode, the videos we review in this episode include very strong language. We chose not to censor it. If you listen to our podcast around your kids, this is probably one to use headphones on.
A Sidewalk Counselor's Run-Ins with Police and an Overzealous Security Guard - Part 1
Josh Brahm brings Jacob Nels to react to videos sent in by Rebekah Dyer while sidewalk counseling. Rebekah has had multiple run-ins with police and private security officers while counseling near an abortion facility in CA that is part of a strip mall.
NOTE: Because the videos were filmed outside on the street, it's kind of hard to understand what everyone is saying. This might be a better podcast to watch on YouTube, because we made captions for the videos there.
How One Club Changed Their Campus (Extended Interview with Emily Albrecht)
We bring you the extended interview of Emily Albrecht (our newest team member!) from the recent ERI Pajama Gala. Emily explains how she got involved in the pro-life movement, and how her campus club used their training from the Equipped for Life Course to transform the culture at St. Olaf, from one where they hated pro-lifers to one where pro-lifers are respected.
04:34: Interview with Emily.
NARAL Promotes the Weirdest Pro-Choice Conspiracy Theory We've Ever Heard (with Jordan Warfel)
Jordan Warfel is our guest today because he discovered a conspiracy theory that NARAL promoted in a recent virtual conference. The theory is based on a book by Ilyse Hogue that argues the pro-life movement doesn't actually care about babies, but is a front for evangelicals to bring back racial segregation. The discussion includes the horrible dialogue advice NARAL is giving and their strategy to infiltrate the Black Lives Matter movement.
An Analysis of HBO's "Unpregnant" Film (with Emily Albrecht)
It's our first podcast with Emily Albrecht, the co-president of St. Olaf Students for Life and our next speaker/writer/coach! Josh and Emily discuss the recent HBO film "Unpregnant" because there are themes taught in this movie that may influence some of your conversations with pro-choice people who have seen it.
If you would like to watch the film before listening to our commentary, we invite you to do that. We will discuss the entire plot in this episode.