Village SquareCast

By The Village Square

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Village SquareCast is the podcast your mother warned you about. We talk politics, religion and race — across color, creed and ideology — and we do it like the partners in democracy that we really ought to be. At The Village Square, we've had hundreds of conversations with tens of thousands of people — and now we bring you our favorites of these conversations via podcast. We talk in bars, we talk in churches, we talk across a hundred continuous tables in the middle of a street downtown. And through all this talking, we've discovered something truly remarkable — people are hard to hate close up. Oh, and we really think civics ought not to be boring. We hope you'll join us.

Episode Date
Wisdom from Conflict: Resetting The Table
May 23, 2024
God Squad: Seeking High Ground in the School Wars
May 09, 2024
Jonathan Haidt: The Anxious Generation
Apr 25, 2024
UNUM Series: The Soul of Civility
Apr 11, 2024
Fragile Neighborhoods with Dr. Seth Kaplan
Mar 28, 2024
God Squad: Everyone is Canceled!
Mar 14, 2024
Dr. Jonathan Haidt | After Babel: "The Fragmentation of Everything"
Feb 29, 2024
The Big Sort with Bill Bishop
Feb 16, 2024
Being Human in Divided Times: A fireside chat with Village Square founder Liz Joyner
Feb 02, 2024
Rachel Brown: The Roots of Belonging & The Risks of Othering
Jan 18, 2024
Stephen P. Kiernan: Authentic Patriotism
Jan 04, 2024
God Squad: Ending the Cycle of Mean
Dec 07, 2023
God Squad: Shut Up and (Don't) Sing
Nov 09, 2023
Dr. Todd Rose | Collective Illusions: Conformity, Complicity and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions
Oct 26, 2023
Robert Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett | Join or Die: Why you should join a club — and why the fate of America depends on it
Oct 12, 2023
The Way Out: Overcoming Toxic Polarization, with Dr. Peter T. Coleman
Sep 28, 2023
TP&R Feed Drop | Tim Keller and Michael Gerson, A Tribute with Pete Wehner and Jonathan Rauch
Aug 31, 2023
When the People Decide Feed Drop | Libraries as civic spaces
Aug 17, 2023
How Do We Fix It Feed Drop | The Middle 70%. In This Together: Bill Shireman
Jul 20, 2023
Let's Find Common Ground Feed Drop | Patriotism: Pride, Race and Reckoning
Jul 06, 2023
Democracy Works Feed Drop: Separating News From Noise
Jun 22, 2023
TP&R Feed Drop: Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief at THE HILL
Jun 08, 2023
A Braver Story: The Braver Angels Story of American Citizenship
May 25, 2023
God Squad: Political Football, Inc.
May 11, 2023
Created Equal | Walking Up Hill Both Ways: Black Women & The Fight for Equality
Apr 27, 2023
Broken News with Chris Stirewalt
Apr 13, 2023
God Squad: Love Thy Neighbor. No Exceptions?
Mar 30, 2023
Peter Kageyama: For the Love of Cities
Mar 16, 2023
Local Patriotism: The "David" of local community vs the "Goliath" of national dysfunction
Mar 02, 2023
Hate, Undone. With Daryl Davis.
Feb 16, 2023
God Squad: Let Friendship Redeem the Republic
Feb 02, 2023
God Squad: Holy Misconceptions, Batman!!
Jan 19, 2023
Who Stole the American Dream?
Jan 05, 2023
The Theory of Enchantment with Chloé Valdary
Dec 16, 2022
Respect, Rebel, Repeat: Subversive Friendships for Divided Times
Dec 02, 2022
“I Never Thought of it That Way" with Mónica Guzmán
Nov 17, 2022
God Squad: Souls to the Polls?
Nov 03, 2022
Bridge Building + Bipartisanship
Oct 20, 2022
God Squad: Wanted - A Few Civic Heroes
Oct 06, 2022
How to have better political conversations OR Ending this Zombie Apocalypse
Sep 22, 2022
Race to Truth with Neil Phillips
Sep 08, 2022
Seven Deadly Sins: The Decline of Moral Community and the Rise of Public Corruption
Aug 25, 2022
Flip the Switch: Corey Nathan interviews Liz Joyner and Vanessa Rowse
Aug 11, 2022
When the People Decide
Jul 28, 2022
God Squad: Spiritual Lessons of a Pandemic
Jul 14, 2022
God Squad: The Skeptics Have Their Say
Jun 30, 2022
Talkin' Politics & Religion without Killin' Each Other - featuring Christine Todd Whitman
Jun 16, 2022
Majority Minority with Dr. Justin Gest
Jun 02, 2022
Intellectual Humility in a Polarized World
May 19, 2022
What 100 Coffees can teach us about being human
May 05, 2022
The podcast mom warned you about.
Apr 29, 2022
God Squad: Lonely and Extreme
Apr 21, 2022
When the Stars Begin to Fall with Dr. Theodore R. Johnson
Apr 07, 2022
And the Pursuit of Happiness with Arthur Brooks
Mar 24, 2022
God Squad: Empathy in the Age of Schadenfreude – and a timely conversation on Ukraine
Mar 10, 2022
A Rethink on Thomas Jefferson with humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson
Feb 24, 2022
Celebrating 15 years & 50 episodes of making pigs fly
Feb 10, 2022
God Squad: Exhausted with Politics?!
Jan 27, 2022
A Defense of Truth with Jonathan Rauch
Jan 13, 2022
The New Minority with Dr. Justin Gest
Dec 16, 2021
Faith vs. Science
Dec 02, 2021
Order, Chaos + Homo Sapiens
Nov 11, 2021
American Values with David Blankenhorn, Founder of Braver Angels
Oct 28, 2021
Our Declaration with Dr. Danielle Allen
Oct 14, 2021
Free Speech (in the Age of Political Correctness and Bad Manners)
Sep 30, 2021
Respect + Rebellion: The state of debate on campus
Sep 16, 2021
High Conflict with Amanda Ripley
Sep 02, 2021
Created Equal + Breathing Free
Aug 19, 2021
Dead Presidents + Living Statues
Aug 05, 2021
Here's to you Jackie Robinson
Jul 22, 2021
A Conversation with President Thomas Jefferson
Jul 08, 2021
Created Equal: Stretching Towards Freedom
Jun 24, 2021
God Squad: Rethinking Conflict with Dr. Gary Mason
Jun 10, 2021
Your Brain on Tribal Media
May 20, 2021
Forget Washington, Save America
May 06, 2021
God Squad: IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!
Apr 08, 2021
Let Friendship Redeem the Republic
Mar 25, 2021
God Squad: Cancel Culture
Mar 11, 2021
A Divided Union: Structural Challenges to Bipartisanship
Feb 25, 2021
The Reunited States, part 2: Q&A
Feb 18, 2021
The Reunited States
Feb 11, 2021
God Squad: Letter from Birmingham Jail
Jan 28, 2021
God Squad: What happens when the ‘Good News Club’ isn’t good for me or my child?
Dec 24, 2020
God Squad: True Believers - The ascendant "religion" of our political extremes
Dec 10, 2020
A Local Press, part 2: Local journalism and the national divide
Nov 24, 2020
A Local Press: Local journalism and the national divide
Nov 12, 2020
God Squad: Our broken hearts. Civility (and humanity) in 2020.
Oct 29, 2020
Meet the God Squad: What's happening to us?
Oct 08, 2020
Love and Hate at home, part 2. What is my responsibility?
Sep 24, 2020
Love and Hate at home. We must remember.
Sep 17, 2020
The Righteous Mind: Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Haidt
Sep 10, 2020
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics & Religion
Sep 03, 2020
Truth + Trolls: A lie will travel around the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.
Aug 27, 2020
Local Color: Beer + Conversation
Aug 20, 2020
Equality in Life, part 3: The Role of Government
Aug 13, 2020
Equality in Life, part 2: Business and Growth
Aug 06, 2020
Equality in Life, part 1: Justice and Law Enforcement
Jul 30, 2020
A Local Color listen-in: Part 2
Jul 06, 2020
A Local Color listen-in: Part 1
Jul 06, 2020
The podcast your mother warned you about
Jun 23, 2020