A new series from Braver Angels
People seem very mad about this, I feel left out. Is this some awful podcast faux pas, should I be outraged?
This reaction seems very extra.
Thank you for sharing this, but I pay for this pod so that i don't have to listen to NPR Voice/ therapy speak
If y'all need a few days off that's fine. Shouting out another podcast is fine. It'd also be fine if this were some sort of swapcast where you went on another show and released it on your feed.
This weird insert of some other podcast with no explanation, however, is very odd and disappointing when a notification had me excited for new barpod. Is this a break from podcasting, a paid insert, or a very weirdly executed favor for a friend? Because it really looks like an undisclosed paid insert.
Came here to express my appreciation, but now I feel like that gif of Donald Glover walking into an apartment fire. Welp.
Almost skipped this one, but I'm really glad I gave it a listen. I identify with Mónica pretty hard about the whole "Yeah, Trump is terrible, but when you rail against his voters you're talking about people I love" thing.
I don't know what's going on here, which confuses and enrages me.
Unlike most commenters, I wasn't enraged to get this in my inbox, and I was willing to give it a listen. It was a bit too NPR-ish for me, but I understand the impetus for sharing it at this time of heightened divisiveness.
I found some parts of the conversation interesting. However, the narrow focus on family political differences seems quaint given what we're currently dealing with: (1) whole families, social circles, and organizations that think anyone who disagrees with them is evil; and (2) families whose differences aren't over abstract political problems but rather highly personal issues like children insisting that they were born in the wrong body and that anyone who disagrees is evil.
I love you but please don't spam me.
Not offended but I’d be more likely to listen if Jesse or Katie recommended it by name in a regular episode and included link in show notes. Or better yet, bring one of the hosts for an interview with Katie about what they’re doing
don’t like unsolicited ads in my inbox, especially from something i pay for.
Wow, did anyone actually listen to this podcast? It’s beautiful, actionable, and totally within the BARpod wheelhouse. Thanks for sharing, guys.
Whoa, did not expect these comments. If you don’t like it, you can always scroll by. I mean, services you pay for likely introduce new things, programs, services all the time. If they did this ALL the time in place of their regular content, then I get it. But it’s a one off and I think the content is fairly well aligned with their regular themes. This demonization of people based on political beliefs is partly why we are here. If anything, promoting BA could be counterproductive. If people behave decently toward one another there wouldn’t be a Barpod.
I'm not as triggered as some commenters here, though I get their point.
It reminds me though of why I no longer listen to any Wondery-related production. All the relentless cross-pimping and promotion showing up as short previews in my inbox. F you Wondery. Equally infuriating is that it no doubt worked.
Feels like this is doing literal violence to some listeners... Thanks for sharing the podcast, I found it interesting.
I love how Monica bonded with her parents over the X-Files regardless of their differences. Pretty soon all three of them with be anti-government conspiracy activists and the family Thanksgiving will be on a road trip to Area 51
I’m ambivalent about this podcast being subbed in. I listened to it and was reminded of how insufferable people in Seattle are about politics! I used to live near Seattle and that part of the country is a fucking bubble.
My most essentialist view is that when this country is finally majority Latino they will stop all the woke nonsense. Her parents aren’t having any of it!