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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.
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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

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Episodes

"Abortion Hurts Women"

1/16/2018
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Anti-abortion activist Christina Bennett shares why she believes God saved her life to speak out against abortion. Bennett, who wants to make abortions illegal, explains what it means to be a “pro-life feminist" in America today, and why she believes women are actually disempowered by having the right to choose. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported...

Duration: 01:14:09


Preview: Christina Bennett, Self-Described "Pro-Life Feminist"

1/9/2018
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Amna, Alyssa and Tennille look back at last week's episode with Deepak Chopra, address your thoughts about the spiritual leader's decision to speak on politics, and a look ahead to next week's conversation with self-described "pro-life feminist" Christina Bennett. Christina talks about how her personal story fuels her views on women's rights. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning...

Duration: 00:07:25


"We Are Dictating Our Insanity"

1/2/2018
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Deepak Chopra is wading into the political waters with his latest book, "Home: Where Everyone is Welcome," a collection of poems and songs inspired by American immigrants to provide "a stronger sense of welcome and belonging for everyone." The author, spiritual leader and businessman opens up in this conversation about his decision to engage in the national dialogue on politics in less strident, but more creative ways going forward. He says, "If you don't understand the context in which...

Duration: 00:39:42


Preview: Deepak Chopra Gets Political

12/22/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap last week's episode featuring Abdul El-Sayed who is running for governor in Michigan. Plus, a preview of next week's conversation with Deepak Chopra, who is out with a new book called, "Home: Where Everyone is Welcome." Chopra gets candid about why he doesn't apologize for his success and why he believes that violence in our communities is a public health issue. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC...

Duration: 00:07:34


“We are so polarized right now”

12/15/2017
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Abdul El-Sayed says America is ready for its first Muslim governor. So he's thrown his hat in the ring in his home state of Michigan. This first-generation American, former star athlete, Rhodes Scholar and university professor cut his teeth in public service as director of Detroit's public health system, a job he took on at just 30 years old. Now, he says, he's fighting to lead the state that won Donald Trump the presidency -- by campaigning on unity, hope and faith in a new generation of...

Duration: 00:54:55


“I don’t want this tax cut”

12/8/2017
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Todd Carmichael is one of the few CEOs in America to condemn Republicans' plans to slash the corporate tax rate and rewrite the tax code. Why bash a plan that would be a boon for his shareholders? Carmichael says he's willing to declare what other executives won't: The bill may be good for his business, but it's bad for the country. He shares why he's breaking his silence now. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News'...

Duration: 00:37:18


"The population of North Korea is captive"

11/24/2017
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Author Blaine Harden has studied the history of U.S. relations with North Korea extensively. In this episode, he shares why he's more concerned than ever before about the possibility of war. When asked how the U.S. can avoid further conflict, he says there are "no good, clear, swift solutions," and the U.S. is currently implementing the "least bad solution," which is to keep open lines of communication with North Korean diplomats. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ---->...

Duration: 00:42:18


"Our elected leaders should also look, act and sound like us."

11/10/2017
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If elected in 2018, Fayrouz Saad would be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in Congress. The district she wants to represent, Michigan's 11th, looks like a puzzle piece on paper but Saad believes she can unite the community through her progressive values. Saad joins Amna to open up about how her identity is shaping her campaign and her plans to impact real change in government. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC...

Duration: 00:38:35


Preview: Fayrouz Saad, Michigan congressional candidate

11/3/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap the conversations with Zak Ebrahim and Lena Arkawi with comments from listeners. Plus, a preview of next week's episode with Fayrouz Saad, who is running for congress in Michigan's 11th district. If Saad wins, she will be the first female Muslim-American elected to congress. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the...

Duration: 00:12:02


"It's not just another child in Syria"

10/27/2017
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Lena Arkawi wakes up every day to photos of dead children on her phone. She's part of a larger network of activists working to help the people of Syria. But this job comes with the hardships of witnessing many people suffer who you cannot help. Arkawi's proud to be an American, part of a country that gave her father the opportunity to build a better life, but she knows "we have no control over where we're going to be born," so she wants to help others build a better life, too. Like what...

Duration: 00:46:48


"It takes so much energy to hate"

10/20/2017
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Zak Ebrahim's father is notorious for all the wrong reasons - a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Ebrahim went on to reject his father's ideology, changed his name, and became an advocate for peace, often working with the same people he was once taught to hate. In this conversation, Amna digs into what made him question his upbringing, and whether or not he'll ever see his father again. Like what we're doing? Leave a review!...

Duration: 00:58:34


Preview: Zak Ebrahim, "The Terrorist's Son"

10/13/2017
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Amna and Alyssa break down last week's chat with Obama speechwriter David Litt, tackling your feedback on privilege in America, and share a preview of next week's interview with Zak Ebrahim, the son of imprisoned convicted terrorist El Sayyid Nosair. Ebrahim talks about how he rejected the hate in which he was raised, and is now paving a path towards peace. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an...

Duration: 00:08:03


"This isn't going to be like this forever"

10/6/2017
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Former Obama speechwriter David Litt talks about landing a White House gig, making fun of Donald Trump, and his new book, "Thanks, Obama." Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better understand how we move past them. Follow...

Duration: 00:55:09


Preview: Former Obama speechwriter on his 'hopey changey White House years'

10/3/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap comments from last week's episodes featuring Michael Medved, and LZ Granderson. Plus, a preview of next week's conversations with former Obama speechwriter, David Litt. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and...

Duration: 00:10:04


Bonus: "We're supposed to be talking about what they're protesting"

9/28/2017
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ESPN's LZ Granderson joins Amna for a bonus episode to talk about President Trump's reaction to NFL players protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better...

Duration: 00:22:46


"I Want and Pray for President Trump's Success"

9/26/2017
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Conservative talk radio host Michael Medved's criticism of President Trump has put him squarely in the crosshairs of many among his millions of fans. In this episode, Amna and Medved dig into his political beliefs, and discuss how he remains a "thoughtful conservative" in the era of Trump. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S....

Duration: 01:03:03


Preview: Michael Medved On Being an Anti-Trump Conservative

9/19/2017
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Amna and Alyssa discuss listeners' reactions to last week's interview with Jihad Turk, and preview next week's episode featuring the conservative radio host, Michael Medved. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better...

Duration: 00:10:23


"Islam Has a Lot of Work To Do"

9/12/2017
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Jihad Turk, president of the Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, sits down with Amna and opens up about his mission to help Islam find its place in America with imams and religious leaders who are trained in the United States. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle...

Duration: 01:00:41


Preview: Jihad Turk on Islam in America

9/5/2017
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Amna and Alyssa discuss listener feedback in response to last week's episode with Sophia Nelson. Next week, Jihad Turk, president of the first graduate school for Islamic study in America sits down with Amna to talk about his mission to desegregate theological study in America. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the...

Duration: 00:05:01


"There's Something Wrong with This Party"

8/29/2017
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Sophia Nelson -- a conservative, African-American attorney -- spent years working inside the Republican Party before ultimately turning her back on it. Now an independent, Nelson shares with Amna the reasons behind her belief that there is no room for people of color in the GOP. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around...

Duration: 00:44:32

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