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The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.

The Argument The New York Times

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    • 4.4, 2.6K Ratings

The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

gracedmess ,

They seem to enjoy one another's company - in honesty

As an independent voter, I've tried several podcasts that state their aim is to show all views. In some cases, the views are shared, but not with concern for the humanity of the other speakers - even one that prides itself on dealing with topics with civility.

I'm sure some would tell me that the three hosts are not necessarily representative of the most extreme of their "sides." But since I feel more and more that I don't have a side, I am finding this group eaiser to listen to with a mind that desires to hear the views and doesn't have stomach churning with the interactions among the speakers!

Joey 2050 ,

The Argument

Excellent discussion about economics!

GDswamp ,

A great antidote to propaganda from all sides

Sometimes lately I can’t stand hearing my own side preaching to the choir any better than I can deal with the other side spouting nonsense. The conversation between Michelle, Ross and David makes me feel like I’m keeping up on the issues without having to swallow a lot of self-congratulatory BS.

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