Art of Discussing

Art of Discussing

Art of Discussing podcast is dedicated to providing an outlet for people to learn about other people’s viewpoints and share their own viewpoints. It is a platform that people can discuss topics with people of a different opinion to their own to learn and understand each other as humans.

Episodes

April 3, 2024 30 mins

In this episode, your hosts, Ben and Kate, discuss the latest Federal Reserve meeting that just happened as well as a big change in the structure used for relator commission fees from the National Association of REALTORS®

Research/Resources: 

  • “March Fed Meeting: Stocks Reach Record Highs on News of Future Rate Cuts” by Wayne Duggan and reviewed by Michael Adams. Published in Forbes website March 20, 2024 and availabl...
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In this episode, your hosts, Ben and Kate, discuss what BRICS is, the group's goal and what nations are included in BRICS.

Research/Resources:

  • “Brics: What is the group and which countries have joined?” by BBC. Published in BBC website February 1, 2024 and available on https://www.bbc.com/news/world-66525474 
  • “BRICS: Acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa” by James Chen, reviewed by Gordon Scott, ...
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February 21, 2024 65 mins

In continuing our lite byte episodes, Ben and Kate welcome past guest, Chester, back to discuss this years' Super Bowl commercials. How did the rate compared to last year's commercials? Let your hosts know your thoughts about these ads by leaving a comment or emailing them at info@artofdiscussing.com.

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February 14, 2024 46 mins

In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss Celebrity in America. What makes people like Taylor Swift, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolly Parton or Kelly Clarkson (to name a few examples) famous? Is there any difference between celebrity versus being famous? Join your hosts in this episode discussing the influence of celebrity and fame on our current society and culture.

Research/Resources:
Henderson, Amy E. 2008. "From Barn...

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January 31, 2024 33 mins

In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss the cases that the Supreme Court is hearing in the first half of 2024.

Research:

  • “Supreme Court of the United States Granted and Noted List October Term 2023 Cases for Argument.” Published in the Supreme Court website Jan 22, 2024 and available on  https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/23grantednotedlist.pdf
  • “Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo.”  Published in SCOTUSblog website and a...
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January 24, 2024 51 mins

In this episode, Ben and Kate discuss the recent protests on university campuses, the three university presidents that testified in front of Congress and the future of higher education.

Research/Resources:
Click here for the link to our pdf with the resources sourced for this episode (the list was too long to fit everything all here on the show notes page!)

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January 17, 2024 10 mins

Happy New Year! Your hosts, Kate and Ben, discuss what they anticipate the major themes/topics will be during 2024.

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Got a topic that you'd like to see discussed? Interested in being a guest on our show? Just want to reach out to share an opinion, experience, or resource? Leave us a comment...

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December 13, 2023 37 mins

In this lite byte episode, Kate and Ben discuss the Army-Navy Game including history, past and future locations, wining statistics and predictions of who will win the 2023 game. 

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December 6, 2023 82 mins

In this episode, you will hear the preparation conversation that became the final episode. Kate and Ben discuss Brittney Griner's release from Russia one year ago, how many American detainees and hostages abroad, and the hostage situation in Israel/Hamas conflict.

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Click here for the link to our pdf with the resources sourced for this episode (the list was too long to fit everything all here on ...

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November 15, 2023 58 mins

In this episode, Ben and Kate discuss the 2024 U.S. election including but not limited to, updates on candidates running for President, changes in the electoral college numbers per state, and primaries and caucuses.

Research/Resources:

  • “Democrats make South Carolina first presidential primary voting state” by Alex Seitz-Wald. Published in NBC News website February 4, 2023 and available on https://www.nbcnews.com/politic...
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November 8, 2023 50 mins

In this episode, Ben and Kate discuss the Israel vs Hamas conflict including Israel's history, what happened on October 7th and the potential future of the conflict.

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October 4, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month and ways to protect yourself and your information in the electronic and "smart" age.

Research/Resources
"America's Cyber Defense Agency". Published in Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency website and available on https://www.cisa.gov/ 

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In this episode, Ben and Kate continues the conversation about the current presidential candidates running for the 2024 Election. This episode is part two covering the remainder of the republican candidates that are being tracked by nation-wide polling. 

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In this episode, Ben and Kate discuss the current presidential candidates running for the 2024 Election. This episode is part one of two covering the current president and the other democratic candidates as well as the replication candidate that is ahead currently based on the polls. 

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September 13, 2023 70 mins

In this episode, your hosts does a deep dive, as promised, into The Fed including the federal reserve system, federal reserve bank and the FDIC.

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September 6, 2023 36 mins

In this episode, your hosts discuss the outcome and controversies from the FIFA Women's Final World Cup 2023.

Research/Resources:

  • All Roads Lead Down Under. Published in FIFA website and available on  https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/tournaments/womens/womensworldcup/australia-new-zealand2023?intcmp=(p_fifaplus)_(c_webheader-main)_(sc_tournaments)_(ssc_fwwc-2023)_(da_04052023)_(l_en) 
  • 2023 FIFA Women's World Cu...
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In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss the recent laws that went into effect the first half of 2023 as well as the Supreme Court decisions that were published at the end of June 2023.

Research/Resources:
Here are some of the major new laws that go into effect in 2023 by Ivan Pereira. Published in ABC News website Jan 1, 2023 and available on https://abcnews.go.com/US/major-new-laws-effect-2023/story?id=95089296

From incr...

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July 12, 2023 46 mins

In this episode, Ben and Kate discuss the Women's World Cup and the team competing in the 2023 Finals in July and August. 

Research/Resources: 

  • All Roads Lead Down Under. Published in FIFA website and available on  https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/tournaments/womens/womensworldcup/australia-new-zealand2023?intcmp=(p_fifaplus)_(c_webheader-main)_(sc_tournaments)_(ssc_fwwc-2023)_(da_04052023)_(l_en) 
  • 2023 FIFA Women&a...
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June 21, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss the impacts of the overturning of Roe v Wade in June 2022. 

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In this episode, Kate and Ben discuss potential changes to military regulations and recruitment requirements and potential reasons the nation's trust in the military has been declining. 
 
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