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"You Might Have a Point" is a podcast (and a blog) made with the intent of promoting productive conversation about politics and related topics, including philosophy, psychology, and culture. Email stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com with questions and feedback.

You Might Have a Point Stephen Dause

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"You Might Have a Point" is a podcast (and a blog) made with the intent of promoting productive conversation about politics and related topics, including philosophy, psychology, and culture. Email stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com with questions and feedback.

    Paul Kuhne and Luke Phillips on depolarization, epistemology, and ideology

    Paul Kuhne and Luke Phillips on depolarization, epistemology, and ideology

    In this episode, Stephen Dause interviews Paul Kuhne and Luke Phillips, two political researchers who also do behind-the-scenes work for Braver Angels. The interview spans about an hour and covers a wide range of topics, including political epistemology, the history of progressive intolerance of dissenting views, the America's Public Forum project at Braver Angels, and much more.


    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Steven Nelson on covering the Trump and Biden administrations

    Steven Nelson on covering the Trump and Biden administrations

    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    In this episode, Stephen Dause interviews Steven Nelson, reporter for the New York Post. They discuss:



    why it's easier to be a straight news reporter as someone who is open to hearing both sides (but also why sometimes, having a strong opinion on an issue might result in better reporting)
    how COVID-19 has impacted the job of a journalist in D.C. and how things have still been very slow to change
    McConnell's "letter" to Biden about the 1619 project
    Biden's recent meeting with 6 Republican Senators about infrastructure
    why Steven found that, when asking Trump questions as a reporter, how you approached him could have a dramatic impact on how he responded
    how Steven thinks the media have done covering Biden overall


    And, as always, Steven gives his answer to the question, "Can you tell me about a time when you heard an argument from your critics and thought you know, you might have a point?"


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 45 min
    Episode 14: Iona Italia on leading Areo Magazine and Free Speech

    Episode 14: Iona Italia on leading Areo Magazine and Free Speech

    Stephen Dause interviews Iona Italia about her transition from academia to journalism, her new position as editor in chief of Areo Magazine, and two of her recent opinion pieces, "How British Cops Became the Literal Speech Police," and "Not All Men".


    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 56 min
    Jonathan Chan on racial injustice and serving the community of Richmond, Virginia

    Jonathan Chan on racial injustice and serving the community of Richmond, Virginia

    Jonathan Chan, executive director of a faith-based nonprofit in Richmond, Virginia (CHAT), joins Stephen to discuss the historical and present-day examples of racial injustice in Richmond and how the organization he leads is working to address some of those issues. They also discuss Chan's perspective on contemporary cultural issues as a Chinese American and as an evangelical Christian.


    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 52 min
    Interview with Xavier Bonilla

    Interview with Xavier Bonilla

    In this episode, Stephen Dause interviews Dr. Xavier Bonilla. Dr. Bonilla holds a PhD in clinical psychology, which he currently practices, and he is also the host of the Converging Dialogues podcast. In this interview, they briefly discuss the motivation behind why he started his own podcast before diving into some of the pieces he's published on Medium: "Rediscovering a Radical Centrism," "Reimagining a Healthy American Nationalism," and "Latinos and the American Working Class." They conclude their discussion by discussing the role that personality and temperament plays in politics.


    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Interview with Angel Eduardo

    Interview with Angel Eduardo

    Stephen Dause interviews Angel Eduardo, musician and freelance writer. They discuss his essays on the Harper's Letter and on starmanning (a complement to steelmanning) and why Angel doesn't often find the 280 character limit on Twitter to be a problem for communicating about complex topics. As with each guest, Angel answers the question about when he heard an argument that he disagreed with and thought, "you might have a point."


    Referenced articles by Angel:



    I'm a Nobody. The Harper's Letter was for Me
    How to Starman: Arguing from Compassion
    3 Tips for Having Difficult Conversations


    "You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.


    All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.


    You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

    • 58 min

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