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Political journalist and cultural critic Ana Marie Cox sits down with liberals, conservatives, activists, former white supremacists, and others for conversations that explores our differences. It’s not about finding common ground; it’s about learning to see the world through someone else’s eyes. New episodes every Friday.

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Political journalist and cultural critic Ana Marie Cox sits down with liberals, conservatives, activists, former white supremacists, and others for conversations that explores our differences. It’s not about finding common ground; it’s about learning to see the world through someone else’s eyes. New episodes every Friday.

    All Doom And Bloomberg (with Rick Wilson)

    All Doom And Bloomberg (with Rick Wilson)

    Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) sits down with Lincoln Group founder Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) to discuss what the soft Republican stance is on everything happening around us right now. Will Trump stop an election from happening? As Rick agrees: Yikes all around. 

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    Listen To Your Heart (with Kate Murphy)

    Listen To Your Heart (with Kate Murphy)

    Want to learn some spicy new tricks just in time for Valentine’s Day? This week Kate Murphy joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about this season’s hottest tip: mindfully listening to those around you.
    Kate Murphy, author of You’re Not Listening, talks about why listening is so important, and how it can save your life in the long term. Afterward, they discuss being comfortable with silence and working through disagreements.

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    We Can Be Heroes (with Susan Neiman)

    We Can Be Heroes (with Susan Neiman)

    In Germany, studying the Holocaust — and the part everyday Germans played in it — is part of the school curriculum. There are memorials to the Jewish lives lost throughout the country, but they do not memorialize Nazis who died. Contrast this with the American South. 
    This week Susan Neiman, author of the book, Learning From the Germans, joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to explain what we can learn from the Germans about regret and repentance.
    They talk about the inspiration for writing the book, how a museum exhibit helped change German opinion, and why language matters when we talk about monuments on an international scale. These are not normal times and we all have the ability to make change. What should our next steps be?

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    Find out more about Susan Neiman’s book here.

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    Feels Like We Only Go Forward (with Lori Gottlieb)

    Feels Like We Only Go Forward (with Lori Gottlieb)

    This week Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) is joined by Lori Gottlieb (@lorigottlieb1), author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. They talk about the route Lori took to become a therapist, how it's informed her practice and the common misconceptions of mental health.
    They'll also unpack why many are surprised that therapists have their own therapists! Join us for a mindful discussion on the mind, and don’t forget to call your therapist. (Turns out, like the rest of us, they don’t love being ghosted.)
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    • 47 min
    The Ledge is Always There

    The Ledge is Always There

    This week Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about impeachment and our favorite Cover(up) girl Mitch McConnell. They begin by contrasting their political differences, and eventually get to where they agree, all through the lens of abortion. Afterwards, they cover our current political moment, despair, and panic regarding the impeachment process. Put in your earbuds, get under a blanket, and make a cup of tea: trust us, you’re gonna need it for this one.

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    • 43 min
    Where the Boys Are (with Peggy Orenstein)

    Where the Boys Are (with Peggy Orenstein)

    CW: Sexual Assault

    If you or a loved one is experiencing sexual violence, please reach out to the national sexual assault hotline. You are not alone. Please call 1-800-656-4673.

    This week With Friends Like These goes live and catches some feelings about Peggy Orenstein’s (@peggyorenstein) new book Boys and Sex. Host Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) and Peggy cover why we need to understand boys to try and help them, hookups/hookup culture, and what we can do to make our reality a little less terrifying. Take off your emotional condom, put in your earbuds, and join us for a meaningful discussion on the sexual landscape of college-aged men. 

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Customer Reviews

Stephanie Carleton ,

Hopeful again!

I just bought Ana Marie’s latest guest’s book. What We Can Learn from the Germans. I am hoping I can get some ideas to share with people who like the president. And at times I do wonder if we aren’t inching our way toward Nazi styled action. I think Ms Nieman’s book will help me resist and even bring up topics. If I get brave enough I will make it my coffee table book. Next I will get a coffee table. Thanks Ana Marie. I live your program and Crooked Media. Helpful and Hopeful

Laurie715 ,

We Can Be Hero’s

Thank you for such an enlightening and important conversation for our time! Aren’t we supposed to learn from history?

Ashley VB ,

This podcast makes me a better person

I have so much appreciation for this podcast! It’s conversation driven focus is as perfectly imperfect as the host. Ana Marie Cox is so representative of the healing, learning, and feeling woman I hope to be. The way she approaches controversial topics is with curiosity, kindness, and most importantly intended empathy.

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