Polarised

9 EpisodesProduced by The RSA

The podcast from the RSA investigating the political and cultural forces driving us further apart. Presented by the RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie.

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Is democracy failing?

November 1st, 2018

27:44

Nervous States

October 18th, 2018

35:03

Have feelings taken over the world? Have we lost our collective grip on rationality? And what can a panic about nothing at Oxford Circus last year …

Anger

August 24th, 2018

30:25

Anger is all the rage, but is anger itself the problem? Some people say we need to push back against anger in our politics, and respond with tranquil …

The Media and Echo Chambers

July 25th, 2018

26:34

Is it really true that we all live in our own echo chambers? Fake news and the filter bubble, post-truth and alternative facts… Are we all, as President Obama put it, ‘absorbing an entirely different reality’?

In this …

Inequality and Generation Wealth

June 27th, 2018

36:13

Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our politics? Does 'economic anxiety' explain the Trump and Brexit votes? And what …

How Internet Culture Poisoned Politics

June 20th, 2018

28:31

Is it inevitable that the internet and social media drive us to the extremes? Or do they just hold up a mirror to an already divided culture? And we …

Silicon Valley's Persuasion Machine

June 12th, 2018

34:13

By now, lots of us have heard at least part of the story of the Facebook election scandal. Cambridge Analytica, the company in the eye of the storm, has closed its doors and is under investigation. But how effective …

Liberals and Authoritarians

May 17th, 2018

30:09

Commentators have written at great length about left vs right, the young vs the old, ‘somewheres’ vs ‘anywheres’. But what if there’s one big divide …

Trailer

May 11th, 2018

2:20

Polarisation is the buzzword of the moment. In a new series, the RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie, …

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