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Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.

Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.
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Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this podcast to you.

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Episodes

Getting women into politics

1/17/2019
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Former UK Government Minister Jo Swinson MP talks about gradually changing her mind on how to get more women into politics, the experiences and gentle persuasion that achieved it, and the times former colleagues in Government surprised her.

Duration:00:35:29

Derek Black on why he left the White Nationalist movement

1/10/2019
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Derek Black was one the US White Nationalist movement's rising stars. But in his early 20s Derek changed his mind and now actively campaigns against those who hold these views. We unpack what caused him to abandon his beliefs and what could be done to encourage others to follow in his footsteps.

Duration:00:45:43

The science behind changing minds with Professor Tali Sharot

1/3/2019
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Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and best selling author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind joins us for this special episode of Changed My Mind to share her research on what the brain reveals about how beliefs are formed, what works to change others’ minds and what does not.

Duration:00:34:03

A changing view on devolution with Craig Beaumont

12/24/2018
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Small-business guru and UK lobbyist, Craig Beaumont, talks to us about his changing views on devolution, whether he’s an a-typical thinker and the need to support small business owners as they seek diversity of thought.

Duration:00:45:52

The influence of the internet on democracy with Peter Gabriel

12/13/2018
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Singer, songwriter and renowned humanitarian activist Peter Gabriel questions his previous belief in the power of the internet to do good for democracy.

Duration:00:52:52

When your mum challenges you on abortion with Shannon Downey

12/5/2018
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One of America's leading activists Shannon Downey on how her mum made her rethink her views on abortion, the impact of a being woken up by a bullet in her Chicago bedroom and why some unusual career choices made her happy.

Duration:00:42:13

Julia Margo: Why get married?

11/27/2018
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Business leader, former think-tanker and journalist Julia Margo talks about her radical volte-face on marriage. We explore - and question - the value of direct experience in changing people’s minds, as well delving into why it’s so much harder to divert from the status quo on some issues than it is on others.

Duration:00:18:15

The Value of Testing with Jonathan Haidt

11/20/2018
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World leading moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt on his changing view about the value of testing on children. We also discuss his latest book, The bestselling Coddling of the American Mind and the importance of risk taking and value of play in parenting.

Duration:00:40:02

Why People Change Their Minds with Deborah Mattinson

11/13/2018
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Over 80% of people in the UK and US think their country is divided. Most of them believe our divisions are getting worse not better. Changing that demands that we dig into what’s going on in our minds when our beliefs are challenged. With world renowned pollster, Deborah Mattinson, we explore this, why voters change their minds and what she has changed her mind on. Further reading: IPSOS Mori - BBC Global Survey on the world divided

Duration:00:24:48