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The Bunker Podcast: Why we’re not as divided as we think

The Bunker Podcast: Why we’re not as divided as we think

29 April 2021

The Bunker Podcast

Is Britain really the hopelessly split society that we fear? The good news is that as the Brexit rubble settles, our common ground is growing, and Britain is more up for serious political change than almost any other Western democracy. More in Common co-founder Tim Dixon joins Ros Taylor for The Bunker Daily podcast.

“We’ve lived off the capital of past generations in terms of the glue that holds society together. Now we need to reinvest in it.” 

Come Together Right Now: Why we’re not as divided as we think

A different way to look at Texans’ differences — by looking at similarities

A different way to look at Texans’ differences — by looking at similarities

26 April 2021

Texas Tribune

"Most Texans don’t think the political divisions in the state are as bad as they look; 81% told surveyors for a new Threads of Texas project that Texans’ common attitudes outnumber their differences."

“by looking only at Republican or Democrat, or only at immigrant versus native-born, or rural and urban, those fault lines exist, but they’re not as galvanizing in Texas as they are across the national level, said Christiana Lang, senior associate at More in Common USA."

A different way to look at Texans’ differences — by looking at similarities

Mike Berkowitz on keeping the U.S. a liberal democratic country

Mike Berkowitz on keeping the U.S. a liberal democratic country

20 April 2021

80,000 Hours Podcast

Hidden Tribes "has really given a quite different look at the political landscape and how people fall in terms of their political beliefs".

"It’s really informed our thinking about what they refer to as the ‘exhausted majority,’ which is to say that there are many, many people in this country and they have different political leanings, and they’re not a monolithic block, but the majority of people in this country don’t fall into the progressive activist or traditional conservative camps".

Mike Berkowitz on keeping the U.S. a liberal democratic country

StoryCorps' mission to bridge the US political divide

StoryCorps' mission to bridge the US political divide

11 April 2021

ABC News

"You put two people across the political divide together, and they think about each other differently when they're done with that conversation." 

"More in Common talks about the Exhausted Majority... about 89% of the country is exhausted, sick of this, scared about where the country is going...the good news is that there is a vast majority of people who want to get out of this."

ABC News This Week: StoryCorps' mission to bridge the US political divide

Culture wars: how divided is Britain really?

Culture wars: how divided is Britain really?

28 March 2021

The Sunday Times 

"If America has a chasm, we have a kaleidoscope" 

“The dynamics in the UK are quite distinctive. British people are 'moderators'. They look for common ground. They don’t take pride in taking the strongest view.”