Unscripted conversations with Toni Cowan-Brown and Sorcha Rochford about current affairs, pop culture, life, and how we got here.
We are fiercely opinionated, unapologetically honest and we don’t always agree. Join us weekly for a deep dive into honest conversations where empathy and vulnerability, and facts take center stage.
Does negativity sell as much as sex?
We should not be comfortable with one man holding the key to our moral compass. At the time of this recording, Elon Musk had not yet declared war on free speech - suspending journalists and anyone speaking against Elon, banning "free promotion of certain social media platforms" on the app and rubbing shoulders in Qatar with Jared Kushner.
The "now that I have your attention" era of politics
The midterms are over and in this episode, we dive into a few key trends of 2022. Did more run this year? How did the youth turnout impact the election? Abortion was a key factor in your vote? The answers to all of these may or may not surprise you. We review data from the elections and discuss how the results impacted us.
Leadership for rent
PM Liz Truss did indeed fail. In this episode (recorded a few weeks ago), we sit down and talk about women in positions of power and why it feels like they are constantly having to rent those leadership positions instead of being able to own them - from Liz Truss to Megan Markle.
The gulf between royals and reality
The Queen passed away on 8 September 2022.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of her passing, her legacy and the complicated past of the royal family.
It does however beg the question of how are we still talking about subjects in the 20th century.
We also reflect on our own personal experiences as ex-pats living in America who will probably not remember where they were when Queen Elizabeth II passed away.
Every Tweet has its Truth
There are two sides to the internet depending on where you politically align. In this episode, we discuss the impact of polarization on how we receive content across the internet. Just because we do not see Trump's opinions on Twitter daily doesn't mean those opinions aren't there anymore.
How do you know the earth is round?
In this episode, we discuss the illusion of explanatory depth, confirmation bias, and who we trust to give us facts vs. opinions.
With so much content being created and consumed daily - Who do we listen to? Who do we trust? Why do we trust them? And do we give more weight to empirical evidence or personal experiences?
Toni is an amazing host and guest!!!!!!
Entertaining, Informative, International
Sorcha and Toni bring interesting international perspectives to American politics and many facets of American society. At the nexus of tech and politics, Sorcha and Toni provide through unscripted conversations both informed opinions and researched facts. I look forward to continuing to learn from these two entertaining and smart female leads!
Fun, unscripted and honest conversations
Testing out this review thing.