Polarised

Polarised

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The podcast from the RSA investigating the political and cultural forces driving us further apart.
Could a citizens’ jury help break the Brexit deadlock?
Jan 17 • 30 min
Matthew Taylor sets out the case for citizens’ juries. With James Fishkin and David Runciman.
Identity, with Francis Fukuyama
Dec 24, 2018 • 36 min
The author of ‘The End of History’ gives his take on the rise of identity politics.
The psychology of tribalism, with Jonathan Haidt
Dec 6, 2018 • 33 min
Is tribalism an indelible part of human nature? And if it is, can we overcome it?
Stories, Myths and Belonging
Nov 21, 2018 • 31 min
We review a turbulent week in UK politics, plus a new ‘theory of everything’.
Is democracy failing?
Nov 1, 2018 • 27 min
Is democracy under attack? How worried should we be? With Niheer Dasandi and Eliane Glaser.
Nervous States, with Will Davies
Oct 18, 2018 • 35 min
Have feelings taken over the world? With author of ‘Nervous States’, William Davies.
Anger, with Claire Fox
Aug 23, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 26 min
Is it really true that we all live in our own echo chambers? With Sílvia Majó-Vázquez.
Inequality and Generation Wealth, with Faiza Shaheen & Lauren Greenfield
Jun 27, 2018 • 36 min
Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our society? With Faiza Shaheen and Lauren Greenfield.
How Internet Culture Poisoned Politics, with Whitney Phillips
Jun 20, 2018 • 28 min
Has the dark side of the internet hijacked the White House? With Whitney Phillips.
Silicon Valley’s Persuasion Machine
Jun 12, 2018 • 34 min
Can companies like Cambridge Analytica really swing elections and referendums? With Chris Sumner and Martin Moore.
Liberals and Authoritarians
May 17, 2018 • 30 min
Have we become a nation of two tribes – liberals vs authoritarians? With political sociologist Paula Surridge.
Trailer
May 11, 2018 • 2 min
The RSA’s Matthew Taylor and the author of ‘Born Liars’ and ‘Curious’, Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart.