My Latest Daily Evolver Podcast with Jeff Salzman

SoundTrackIn this 50 minute conversation, Jeff and I talk about my new paper, published on The Institute for Cultural Evolution website, titled Overcoming Polarization by Evolving Both Right and Left: How Polarity Theory Provides a Path to Political Progress.

The ideas we explore in the podcast include:

• Why we should we care about political polarization
• Why centrism doesn’t work
• How Spiral Dynamics and polarity theory shed light on the challenge
• How suppressing one side of a polarity empowers its shadow
• How the upside of one pole checks the downside of the other
• The practice: increasing the scope of what we are able to value

In the podcast I’m able to unpack the ideas in the paper in an entertaining and accessible way. Please check it out if you have a chance: