Braver Angels

Braver Angels is a citizens' organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. We try to understand the other side's point of view, even if we don't agree with it. We engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together. We support principles that bring us together rather than divide us.
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Wait, You’re Married?! How a Republican & Democrat Keep It Together | Barbara & Rick w/Mónica Guzmán

Video: Wait, You’re Married?! How a Republican & Democrat Keep It Together

Barbara Thomas is a lifelong liberal. Rick Hotchner is a committed conservative. As a couple, they are one of a dwindling number of politically mixed marriages between Democrats and Republicans in America. On this episode of the Braver Angels podcast, they discuss their enduring relationship as a model for our divided country.

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What Being Homeless Can Teach Us About Dignity & Overcoming Division | Morgan Brown with David Lapp

Video: What being homeless can teach us about dignity & overcoming division

After enduring significant childhood trauma, Morgan Brown spent much of his adult life homeless. Now an advocate for housing and mental health, Morgan shares his perspectives on trust, dignity, and how "going the extra gracious mile and beyond" can make all the difference—both on the streets and in overcoming divisiveness in politics in this episode of the Braver Angels podcast.

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The Power of Strangers | Joe Keohane with Ciaran O'Connor

Video: The Power of Strangers

Is it worth striking up a conversation with the stranger in the checkout line? What's on the other side of that silence, and how do we bridge it? Journalist Joe Keohane is out with a new book, The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World, which explores the lost art of connecting with unfamiliar people. In this episode of the Braver Angels podcast, Ciaran O'Connor talks with Joe about why and how we should talk to strangers and what these experiences can do to improve our daily lives and our politics.

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APF: Is Media the Problem? With Matt Taibbi, Isaac Saul, and Ciaran O'Connor

Video: Is Media the Problem?

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