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The Argument
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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4.4 stars from 2,848 ratings
One of the best...
I have tried many podcasts on many topics and with many formats. This podcast and On the Media are the two best podcasts I have come across.
Cnebbe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/19
Michelle
I love this podcast. I really like Michelle ’s well thought out and articulated input. Michelle, when you raise your voice in question at the end of a sentence it sounds like you are questioning the validity of your statement. Women tend to do this a lot. Please consider stating your position...Read full review »
bepper65 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/19
Civilized arguing 101
This show is the best example of people with opposing points of view arguing in a calm, civil, respectful manner without anyone trying to offend or taking offense. This is how we should all argue.
Programmer Bee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/19
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