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Changed My Mind

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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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United Kingdom

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Joseph Marks on positive discrimination

11/1/2019
Social psychologist, rising star at UCL & MIT, and author of new book Messengers on why he’s changed his mind (several times) on positive discrimination. Plus, learn why the messenger is now the message and what you can do (and should NOT do) to be heard.

Duration:01:01:28

Sonia Sodha on disagreeing with her younger self about student funding

10/21/2019
Chief Leader writer at The Observer and The Guardian, Sonia Sodha was very active in the campaign to make higher education free. Fifteen years on, she has changed her mind. We talk about why, what her 20 year old self would make of it and the role of the media in polarization.

Duration:00:46:58

Flattery and leadership with Jeff Pfeffer

7/26/2019
Jeff Pfeffer once wrote that leaders often made little difference to a company, now he thinks they can. We talk about why telling people to be authentic is terrible advice and how flattery helps change people's minds with one of the world's leading management thinkers.

Duration:00:57:53

Admitting you got it all wrong about online education with Prof Sarah Soule

5/9/2019
Stanford Professor and expert in protest movements on how she performed a total u-turn on the value of online learning. From thinking it was never going to work to leading courses and persuading colleagues to join in. With such a strong background in protest we also talked to her about when they work, why and how in 2019 our political polarization problems are playing out so very differently.

Duration:00:40:39

Hanging like a bat with Carwyn Jones

3/20/2019
Carwyn Jones, the former First Minister of Wales talks leadership, why he switched his position to be in favour of another referendum on the UK's membership of the EU and what chastisement of children is reasonable.

Duration:00:41:53

You don't always need to be nice with Prof Maggie Neale

3/4/2019
World renowned negotiations expert Stanford's Professor Maggie Neale talks about becoming comfortable with conflict, learning that you don't always need to be nice and the importance of owning a dog.

Duration:00:38:13

Nandos, teaching and the limits of capitalism with Dr Marcia Chatelain

2/21/2019
Georgetown University's Dr Marcia Chatelain takes it to a meta level with us. We talk about her work looking at the relationship between race and fast food in the States, why people don't own up to mistakes and how she has changed her mind on capitalism.

Duration:00:58:03

Changing your behaviour is easier than changing your mind with Steve Martin

2/13/2019
When are people more likely to change their minds? Steve Martin, one of the world's leading experts on behaviour change and persuasion talks about the limitations of information in influencing people.

Duration:00:36:23

Getting women into politics

1/17/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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