Polarised

Polarised

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The overriding story we keep hearing about our politics and our society is that we’ve never been more divided.
Anger
Aug 23 • 30 min
Anger is all the rage in our politics, but is anger itself the problem? With Claire Fox.
The Media and Echo Chambers
Jul 25 • 26 min
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’? With Sílvia Majó-Vázquez.
Inequality and Generation Wealth
Jun 27 • 36 min
Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our politics? And what deeper cultural undercurrents are at play in unequal societies? With Faiza Shaheen and Lauren Greenfield.
How Internet Culture Poisoned Politics
Jun 20 • 28 min
Has the dark side of the internet hijacked the White House? With Whitney Phillips.
Silicon Valley’s Persuasion Machine
Jun 12 • 34 min
Can ‘psychographic microtargeting’ really swing elections and referendums? And are companies like Cambridge Analytica already using it to drive a wedge in our politics? With Chris Sumner and Martin Moore.
Liberals and Authoritarians
May 17 • 30 min
Have we become a nation of two tribes – liberals vs authoritarians? Political sociologist Paula Surridge explains how divided Britain really is.
Trailer
May 11 • 2 min
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, investigate the forces driving us further apart – and what can be done about them.