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🎧 Reducing Extremism in the United States
Plus: Social media gives us what gets our attention. That's not good.
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Utterly Moderate Podcast
On this episode of the Utterly Moderate Podcast we discuss the difficult tasks of reducing extremism and radicalization in the U.S. as well as improving our political discourse.
In segment one we are joined by Pasha Dashtgard, Director of Research for American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). In segment two we are joined by friend of the show Jay Jackson to discuss his book, Decent Discourse, as well as his website of the same name.
Outrage Overload Podcast
Steven Rathje, a postdoctoral researcher at New York University in their Social Identity and Morality Lab, joins the Outrage Overload Podcast to discuss how social media creates incentives for out-group animosity, which can be a factor in increasing polarization and is also harmful for mental health.
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