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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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

HLSTrojan ,

Perhaps the most thoughtful and balanced podcast out there

This show provides some of the most nuanced, thoughtful, and balanced discussions about politics and policy that I have heard (and I listen to a lot of the leading podcasts in the category, including most of the shows from National Review and Vox). Keep up the great work. (For what it is worth to prospective listeners, I am a right-leaning moderate/independent, so I am often outnumbered 2-1 on many topics covered by the show, but I truly appreciate the measured approach of the show and respect the views of all three of the hosts.)

rasenh651 ,

changes my mind

I'm grateful for the varied perspectives, especially Ross Douthat's because his is the most different from mine. But all contributors are thoughtful. I enjoy that they rarely talk over each other and the listeners usually respond to the talker rather than "pivoting" to their own particular agenda. Excllent programming. It makes ironing my shirts fun!

skdiamond ,

Thoughtful

My favorite podcast. Not “staged” commentators asking reporters questions they already know the answer to, but instead open thoughtful dialogue with opposing points of view on critical issues.

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