The Minimise Podcast

The Minimise Podcast
Pro-life and pro-choice people often talk past each other, misunderstanding and misinterpreting each other, and no one makes any progress. We want to enable people with a variety of different views to have meaningful and productive conversations about pregnancy and abortion.

Season Finale: your questions answered
Jul 29 • 45 min
Ben and Muireann take a look through our comments box and answer some of the questions we’ve been asked over the course of the series. Responding to ‘I wouldn’t have an abortion myself, but I support other people’s choice to have one’ Are pro-lifers…
Why are pro-life films so bad? An interview with Rachel Sherlock
Jul 22 • 53 min
What makes good pro-life art? Can a film that has nothing to do with abortion spread a pro-life message? And how do you talk to pro-choice friends about pro-life messages in films? Ben and Muireann chat to Rachel Sherlock about pro-life themes in art and…
What does a pro-life culture mean anway?
Jul 15 • 36 min
What does a pro-life culture mean, exactly? What does it look like? And can we build one that doesn’t require women to take on unchosen burdens? Is the pro-life movement being completely honest when we address this question? Ben and Muireann discuss.…
Better Conversations: An interview with Josh Brahm of ERI
Jul 8 • 40 min
Josh Brahm of the Equal Rights Institute joins us for a discussion on constructive dialogue within the pro-life movement and the differences and similarities in the pro-life movements in Ireland and the USA. This podcast was recorded in January 2020.…
Do liberals and conservatives think about abortion differently?
Jul 1 • 48 min
Why do different people think so differently about what is right and what is wrong? Muireann and Ben discuss Jonathan Haidt’s moral foundations theory and how to understand where others are coming from on the issue of abortion. — Links: Jonathan Haidt’s…
From Pro-choice to Pro-life: How Ciara O’Rourke of the Minimise Project changed her mind
Jun 24 • 53 min
What makes people change their minds on abortion, one way or the other? One of the founding members of the Minimise Project outlines her journey. — Links:
The Minimise Podcast: coming soon
Jun 10 • 2 min
The Minimise Project is launching a podcast that facilitates better conversations about pregnancy and abortion. Find out what to expect and subscribe so you don’t miss our first episode