Monthly Archives: March 2017

29: Despair and Invitation with David Dark



Author, professor, and cultural critic David Dark joins Dan to talk about the despair that got Donald Trump elected, and how to invite those we disagree with into conversation and into a fuller communal life. David’s latest book is called “Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious,” but he mentions in this interview that he could have just as well titled it, “Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Political.”


28: What Undecided Voters Teach Us About Depolarizing with Diane Hessan



Diane Hessan is known for her entrepreneurial agency work, but in 2016 was tapped by the Hillary Clinton campaign to do some nonstandard polling of undecided voters, keeping in touch with them over long periods of time and building relationships. What she learned surprised her, but not only that, she is doing it all again with independent voters as Trump’s presidency continues to roll out.