16 episodes

The Conversation is the Crossing Party Lines (CPL) podcast. Crossing Party Lines is a non-profit that facilitates weekly discussions where people have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about politics, society and everything in between, and to listen to what others think/feel so that we can really understand why American's believe what we believe. The Conversation continues these discussions so they can be shared with you. [Cover art by Eric Wagner - ericwagner.me]

The Conversation Crossing Party Lines

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

The Conversation is the Crossing Party Lines (CPL) podcast. Crossing Party Lines is a non-profit that facilitates weekly discussions where people have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about politics, society and everything in between, and to listen to what others think/feel so that we can really understand why American's believe what we believe. The Conversation continues these discussions so they can be shared with you. [Cover art by Eric Wagner - ericwagner.me]

    NATO: Does It Still Matter?

    NATO: Does It Still Matter?

    NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was formed in 1949 to “guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.” Seventy-three years later, many are wondering whether it’s time to look at the organization’s effectiveness. Does NATO still have a purpose in today's world? If so, in what situations?

    • 29 min
    What's Your Political Color?

    What's Your Political Color?

    We've funneled ourselves into "Red" or "Blue". When in reality there’s an enormous range of colors on the political spectrum. You can even find different “shades” within a single party.
    The Pew Research Center recently released a report that identified nine distinct political sub-groups. From "Establishment Liberals", to "Stressed Sideliners", to the "Ambivalent Right", and more. What group do you think you belong to? What group do you actually belong to? And how might this change the way you talk or think about American politics?

    Political Typology Quiz
    https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/quiz/political-typology/

    Pew Research Report: Political Typology
    https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/11/09/beyond-red-vs-blue-the-political-typology-2/

    Pew Typology Summary
    https://crossingpartylines.com/PewTypologySummary.pdf

    • 31 min
    The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Reflecting on the War

    The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Reflecting on the War

    America has been fighting in Afghanistan for 20 years. That makes it the longest war in American history.  But now, the few thousand troops remaining are leaving. Is it time to leave? What has the war cost everyone? What, if anything, has been achieved? And what is America leaving behind?

    • 29 min
    A $15 Minimum Wage: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?

    A $15 Minimum Wage: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?

    The debate around raising the federal minimum wage has flared up again. What are the arguments for and against increasing it? Should we have a minimum wage at all? Or should we trade it in for a living wage?

    • 58 min
    The 2020 US Presidential Election is Over. Now what?

    The 2020 US Presidential Election is Over. Now what?

    As the dust settles on the 2020 US Presidential Election, we ask three Americans how they feel about how it went, what they wish the other party knew about them, what they expect from a Biden Administration and where they think former President Donald Trump and his supporters go from here.

    • 48 min
    Trying to Make Sense of the Capital Riots

    Trying to Make Sense of the Capital Riots

    On Wednesday, January 6th, a crowd stormed the Capitol building. Some walked around. Some took photos. Some vandalized property. Some engaged in violence. Why? And how do Americans feel about what happened?

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

xianthie ,

I’m a more informed citizen!

Didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about this topic. Appreciated the historical perspective and the opportunity to hear different points of view from a diverse panel. I’ll definitely be tuning in for more.

Jrodwaters ,

Quality conversation

Thought provoking, non-bias, refreshing conversation. It’s about time!

Kfa109 ,

Amazing concept

Very thought provoking and necessary. Hearing differently political perspectives on important issues from really people helps keep me outside of my echo chamber and thinking critically. Can’t wait to hear more!

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