The Conversation is the Crossing Party Lines (CPL) podcast. Crossing Party Lines is a non-profit that facilitates weekly discussions where people have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about politics, society and everything in between, and to listen to what others think/feel so that we can really understand why American's believe what we believe. The Conversation continues these discussions so they can be shared with you. [Cover art by Eric Wagner - ericwagner.me]
America has been fighting in Afghanistan for 20 years. That makes it the longest war in American history.? But now, the few thousand troops remaining are leaving. Is it time to leave? What has the war cost everyone? What, if anything, has been achieved? And what is America leaving behind?
The debate around raising the federal minimum wage has flared up again. What are the arguments for and against increasing it? Should we have a minimum wage at all? Or should we trade it in for a living wage?
As the dust settles on the 2020 US Presidential Election, we ask three Americans how they feel about how it went, what they wish the other party knew about them, what they expect from a Biden Administration and where they think former President Donald Trump and his supporters go from here.
On Wednesday, January 6th, a crowd stormed the Capitol building. Some walked around. Some took photos. Some vandalized property. Some engaged in violence. Why? And how do Americans feel about what happened?
In this new 'Talking to...' series we’ll get to learn about individual Americans, how they came to think the way they do, what they think are the most important problems facing the country and why.
In this episode we’re talking to Erik, an Independent, from New York.
Americans are coming out in historic numbers during a dangerous pandemic in what is shaping out to be the highest Presidential voter turnout in US history. What are the values that American's believe they are fighting for? What are they afraid they will lose if this doesn't turn out in their favor? Listen in to hear a Libertarian, a Conservative and a Liberal discuss their beliefs on the election that is expected to signif...
In less than a week a man was shot in the back seven times and two others were killed during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Why did a police response to a local residence turn violent? Why did local protests that followed turn deadly? Could they have been avoided? Listen in to hear how a Wisconsin native and a police officer feel about the recent events.
In Portland, Oregon, protests against police brutality and systemic racism have been going on for more than 70 days. What started off as peaceful, evolved to attract riots and violence. Federal resources were sent in to address the situation and were met with resistance from the local government. Tune in to hear unique perspectives of three Portland locals with varying political views.
The nationwide protests and demonstrations stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, have prompted officials at all levels of government to consider drawing the curtain on some confederate symbols. What do these symbols mean to Americans? Is removing the symbols the right decision? What is their impact on future generations?
America has not seen protests like this since the civil rights movement. What is happening? How is it impacting the country? We welcome back the same four Americans with different politics, from our previous George Floyd conversation, including a former police officer and an African American woman, who reflect on the George Floyd protests and what might come next.
Is “The Talk” something that African Americans need to still have with their children? Does it help? Four Americans with different politics, including a former police officer and an African American woman, reflect on the death of George Floyd and American police civilian interactions. Listen in and decide for yourself.
What is “The Talk”? The conversation African American parents have with their children about how to minimize the o...
The U.S. is one of the only developed countries that relies heavily on employer-provided health insurance. But in the wake of the Coronavirus we are asking ourselves whether employer-provided healthcare works for us. And what changes might we make? But let’s start with how we got here in the first place...
When is the right time to reopen the economy? Perhaps a better question is, how will we know when to reopen the country? The White House recently released a three-phase proposal of guidelines on how and when to reopen America and the economy. Here's what thoughtful Americans with dissimilar ideologies think.
Two hopeful people, on opposite ends of the country, independently took a risk in believing that division is a choice, and not a way of life. This episode tells the story about how in the face of Americans irreparable loss of faith in each other, one conversation could create a spark that changes everything.
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob’s, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you."
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.