Political identity encompasses how and why we choose to define ourselves as members of, in alignment with, or in relation to, political parties, and how we perceive others who do so, especially those of opposing parties.
What are we really doing when we adopt a political identity? And is it even useful?
One of my biggest intentions with this first season of We’re All Alright–and really, this podcast’s reason for being–was to explore our relationships with the collective–meaning all of us, all of humanity–and to do that through the lens of stories, headlines, issues, and questions that affect all of us. And in that exploration, my hope… Continue reading EP 09: Where Do We Go From Here? (The Good Place, Naturally)
Has there ever really been such a thing as a reliable news source? The absence of clear communication–or even, it seems, any kind of strategy–is now frequently cited as the biggest failure and missed opportunity of the pandemic response, in the US and around the world. That lack, along with the absolute explosion of misinformation… Continue reading EP 08: Media: Where “Truth” Meets Human Nature
The injustices done to people inside cults are very real. And yet the perpetrators of those injustices are rarely brought to justice, largely because the boundaries of personal responsibility are fuzzy at best in these cases. That does seem to be changing though–certainly in the court of public opinion–which we can see in the growing… Continue reading EP 07: Are Cults on the Rise?
Every morning brings a new headline: violence, injustice, disease, suffering. It’s a lot to take in, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably started to dread the daily routine of scrolling through the news. I want to stay informed, engaged and present with the realities of our world today, but all of those headlines had… Continue reading Introducing We’re All Alright