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Cross Examined Life is the weekly audio program that improves the way we disagree with one another. In each episode, a guest advances and defends a controversial position on a social, economic, religious, political or ethical issue. The guest is then cross examined by the show’s host, Chris Tatem. The Cross Examiner challenges, pokes, prods and tests the position his guest is defending. Listeners decide for themselves whether the guest’s position has withstood the challenge, or perhaps is lacking in some way and ought to be reevaluated. In the final recap, you’ll receive take away tips, summarizing the effective and ineffective strategies both sides used to advance their point. Join us on the Cross Examined Life Community (on FB) to continue the controversial discussions online.

Cross Examined Life is the weekly audio program that improves the way we disagree with one another. In each episode, a guest advances and defends a controversial position on a social, economic, religious, political or ethical issue. The guest is then cross examined by the show’s host, Chris Tatem. The Cross Examiner challenges, pokes, prods and tests the position his guest is defending. Listeners decide for themselves whether the guest’s position has withstood the challenge, or perhaps is lacking in some way and ought to be reevaluated. In the final recap, you’ll receive take away tips, summarizing the effective and ineffective strategies both sides used to advance their point. Join us on the Cross Examined Life Community (on FB) to continue the controversial discussions online.
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Cross Examined Life is the weekly audio program that improves the way we disagree with one another. In each episode, a guest advances and defends a controversial position on a social, economic, religious, political or ethical issue. The guest is then cross examined by the show’s host, Chris Tatem. The Cross Examiner challenges, pokes, prods and tests the position his guest is defending. Listeners decide for themselves whether the guest’s position has withstood the challenge, or perhaps is lacking in some way and ought to be reevaluated. In the final recap, you’ll receive take away tips, summarizing the effective and ineffective strategies both sides used to advance their point. Join us on the Cross Examined Life Community (on FB) to continue the controversial discussions online.

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English

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307-240-9190


Episodes

026 - Is Price-Gouging on Essentials After a Natural Disaster a Problem?

9/24/2017
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Kwesi defends: In the wake of natural disasters (including hurricanes), companies should not inflate their prices on essentials, like water, gas and food. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. If you find yourself emotionally invested in a disagreement, take a step back and try to identify your own contradictions.

Duration: 00:45:40


025 - Is it Time That Confederate Monuments Came Down?

8/23/2017
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Dave defends: Confederate Monuments Should Remain Standing. No Practical Takeaway Tips this week. Instead, let us know what you think by getting in touch via one of the methods below! call or text (+1) 307-240-9190 questions@crossexaminedlife.com crossexaminedlife.com facebook.com/groups/crossexaminedlife Tweet us: @CELpodcast Insta: @crossexaminedlife Keep the debate going in the Cross Examined Life Community on FB (request to JOIN)

Duration: 00:52:20


024 - Should Charter Schools Exist?

8/13/2017
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Emily defends: Charter schools should not exist. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. Don’t hold fast to your position, when your experience tells you the answer is more complicated. 2. Don’t insist on an immediate implementation for a policy that would harm the people the policy is designed to protect. 3. Be willing to concede facts you may disagree with, but take them as true for the purposes of advancing the argument. 4. When you see rabit holes emerge, try to save them for the end of your...

Duration: 01:23:11


023 - Sometimes Might the Death Penalty be Appropriate?

7/21/2017
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Brandon defends: Sometimes, the death penalty is the only appropriate punishment. *No Practical Takeaway Tips this week* Get in touch! call or text (+1) 307-240-9190 questions@crossexaminedlife.com crossexaminedlife.com facebook.com/groups/crossexaminedlife Tweet us: @CELpodcast Insta: @crossexaminedlife Keep the debate going in the Cross Examined Life Community on FB (request to JOIN)

Duration: 00:45:03


018 - Should Children Be Allowed to Vote?

6/3/2017
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William defends: There should be no minimum voting age. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. Re-engage with the same question if it hasn’t been answered. Bonus points for finding a respectful and thoughtful way to do that. 2. Avoid cutting one another off. 3. Ask just a single question at a time

Duration: 00:45:27


017 - Should Ideas be Protected

5/27/2017
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Link defends: Intellectual Property rights are a contradiction in terms and should not exist. Get in touch! call or text (+1) 307-240-9190 questions@crossexaminedlife.com crossexaminedlife.com facebook.com/groups/crossexaminedlife Tweet us: @CELpodcast Insta: @crossexaminedlife Keep the debate going in the Cross Examined Life Community on FB (request to JOIN)

Duration: 01:06:06


016 - Is Death a Problem?

5/23/2017
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Sara defends: Death is not a problem that needs fixing. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. Respond to your opponent honestly, even when your response surprises you. 2. Respectfully acknowledge the principles and values held by your opposition, while indicating why you prioritize them differently. 3. Own your position, even when confronted with extreme examples. Get in touch! call or text (+1)...

Duration: 00:47:01


013 - Should College be Free?

4/28/2017
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Rich defends: A four-year bachelor degree is a right and should be paid for by the government. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. If you are arguing that something is a right, try to be precise about where that right comes from. 2. Mirror the language your opponent uses back at them. 3. Identify and mention larger problems that need to be solved on the way to implementing your solution.

Duration: 00:35:30


012 - Should Cars Have Drivers?

4/21/2017
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Mark defends: Driverless cars should not be widely implemented. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS 1. When there’s no way for either speaker can be factually right or wrong, just let go of the point and shift gears to a new point. 2. Try to identify before your disagreement or early on during the conversation what some of the biggest fundamental questions and issues are. 3. Do you best to be present to your opponent so you can actively listen and soak up their words. 4. Ask for clarification of...

Duration: 00:39:02