Corey Nathan is an iconoclast and a free thinker in the best sense of the word. Like me, he hosts an amazing podcast – called Talkin’ Politics and Religion Without Killing Each Other. And like me, he shares a spirit of civil discourse with people of all views to work through the difficulties and pressing challenges of the moment. He’s part of a movement to reclaim the public square from internet trolls and light a path forward on how to talk about some of the most divisive topics in our body politics with sanity, clarity, and openness. Listen to this fascinating discussion as we compare notes on the art of podcasting, discuss where America as a country is headed and how the media can shape our dialogue for better or worse.

Key Highlights:

[00:01 – 11:20] – Opening segment

Dr. Rusha introduces Corey!

Distinguish the constitutional right of free speech

Marginalized groups

Constitution of Knowledge” by Jonathan Rauch

[11:21 – 37:58] – Creating a Narrative Based On Data Points 

Culture war

Problem with cancel culture

Creating a narrative based on data points

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Achieving a larger aim

Cultivating conversations

Encourage to do good work

Influenced by prominent people

[37:59 – 37:45] – How Media Shapes The Dialogue For Better Or Worse

Loneliness epidemic

Living in a pluralistic society

Solution for legislation

Encouraged by decentralization 

Varying degrees of success for generations

[37:46 – 53:21] – Closing Segment

Corey encourages listeners to follow him on social media and listen to his podcast!

Connect with Corey Nathan at:

Podcast: Talkin’ Politics and Religion Without Killing Each Other

Twitter: Corey Nathan

Website: C-Span

Instagram: Corey Nathan


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Corey Nathan – “We can learn about each other across our differences. We don’t have to come to conclusions and even find common ground.”

Corey Nathan – “I want to cultivate the conversations that I want more of in the culture.”

Dr. Rusha Modi – “If I’m not careful, I tend to see the blackness, not the luminescent.”

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