November 7, 2016

Devil’s Discourse Podcast

Extreme partisanship, a breakdown in civility, policy-making and process-driven gridlock, and other pathologies of modern politics have caused many Americans to lose trust in political institutions. The notion of individuals coming together to solve problems seems increasingly antiquated. However, most Duke University students want to hear what the other side thinks. They want to better understand the foundations of others’ beliefs. They want to learn how others’ experiences have shaped their world view.

The Devil’s Discourse Podcast captures these tough, honest, and respectful conversations, showcasing to the Duke community and to communities beyond that constructive dialogue is a first step toward jumpstarting cross-party collaboration and sound policy making.

Click here to listen to the Devil’s Discourse podcasts.

The Sanford School has an excellent podcast series called Ways and Means. Click here to listen to their podcast on Gerrymandering.

 

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.6 — Health Care

This week’s discussion is on whether health care is a right or a privilege, and features those students who were affiliated last year with the Listen First Project. LFP is a Raleigh, NC based nonprofit organization that facilitates greater respect, understanding, and cooperation through the timeless art of listening. The participating students are Sophia Mamilli, Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.6 — Health Care[…]

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.5 — Illegal Immigration

This unscripted and unedited dialogue on illegal immigration features Duke senior Tierney Pretzer and Duke sophomore Mitchell Siegel. Their views are entirely their own. In this episode, you’ll hear two Duke students with different views do what many politicians won’t do. Through honest, tough, and respectful exchanges, they’re proving that constructive dialogue is a vital Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.5 — Illegal Immigration[…]

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.4 — Race In America

This week’s discussion is on race in America, and features those students who were affiliated last year with the Listen First Project. LFP is a Raleigh, NC based nonprofit organization that facilitates greater respect, understanding, and cooperation through the timeless art of listening. The participating students are Sophia Mamilli, Rachel Stand, Victor Oluwagbemiga, and Ryan Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.4 — Race In America[…]

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.3 — Climate Change

This unscripted and unedited conversation on climate change features Duke sophomores Nikhil Sridhar and Michael Tan. In this podcast, you’ll hear students with different views do what many politicians won’t do: through tough, honest, and respectful exchanges, they’re proving that constructive dialogue is a vital first step toward jumpstarting meaningful collaboration and sound policy making. “Is Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.3 — Climate Change[…]

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.2 — The Constitution

September 17 is Constitution Day, so this episode highlights varying interpretation of the US Constitution. This unscripted and unedited conversation features Duke juniors David Wohlever Sanchez and Paul Forrester. Their views are entirely their own. The Devil’s Discourse podcast features Duke students with differing views doing what many politicians won’t do. Through tough, honest, and Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.2 — The Constitution[…]

Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.1 — Immigration

Our first podcast of season two concerns immigration, and features four Duke students affiliated with the Listen First Project. LFP is a Raleigh, NC based nonprofit organization that facilitates greater respect, understanding, and cooperation through the timeless art of listening. The participating students are Sophia Mamilli, Rachel Stand, Victor Oluwagbemiga, and Ryan Kashtan. Listen First Read more about Devil’s Discourse Episode 2.1 — Immigration[…]