Changed My Mind

9 EpisodesProduced by The Depolarization Project

Changed My Mind is The Depolarization Project’s podcast, hosted by Alex Chesterfield, Laura Osborne and Ali Goldsworthy. We ask guests to tell us a substantive issue they have changed their mind on, why and what they have learned from it. We work with global media outlet Open Democracy to bring this… read more

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Getting women into politics

January 17th, 2019


Former UK Government Minister Jo Swinson MP talks about gradually changing her mind on how to get more women into politics, the experiences and …

Derek Black on why he left the White Nationalist movement

January 10th, 2019


Derek Black was one the US White Nationalist movement's rising stars. But in his early 20s Derek changed his mind and now actively campaigns against …

The science behind changing minds with Professor Tali Sharot

January 3rd, 2019


Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and best selling author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind

A changing view on devolution with Craig Beaumont

December 24th, 2018


Small-business guru and UK lobbyist, Craig Beaumont, talks to us about his changing views on devolution, whether he’s an a-typical thinker and the …

The influence of the internet on democracy with Peter Gabriel

December 13th, 2018


Singer, songwriter and renowned humanitarian activist Peter Gabriel questions his previous belief in the power of the internet to do good for democracy.

When your mum challenges you on abortion with Shannon Downey

December 5th, 2018


One of America's leading activists Shannon Downey on how her mum made her rethink her views on abortion, the impact of a being woken up by a bullet …

Julia Margo: Why get married?

November 27th, 2018


Business leader, former think-tanker and journalist Julia Margo talks about her radical volte-face on marriage. We explore - and question - the value …

The Value of Testing with Jonathan Haidt

November 20th, 2018


World leading moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt on his changing view about the value of testing on children. We also discuss his latest book, The …

Why People Change Their Minds with Deborah Mattinson

November 13th, 2018

Over 80% of people in the UK and US think their country is divided. Most of them believe our divisions are getting worse not better.   Changing that demands that we dig into what’s going on in our minds when our beliefs …
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