FULL COURSE PODCAST: Listener Mail – Questions About Confirmation Bias

Every other Tuesday we publish a new episode of the Equipped for Life Podcast, available to everyone who purchases our course, “Equipped for Life: A Fresh Approach to Conversations about Abortion.” Generally, these podcast episodes won’t be available to the general public, but we plan on occasionally making exceptions, and we’ve decided to make this episode available to everybody.

In this episode Josh and Tim Brahm talk about confirmation bias and why that’s a difficult thing to avoid during this political season.

Some of the questions we respond to in this episode:

– How hard should we work to balance our social media feeds so that we see both sides of multiple issues when we log into Facebook or Twitter?

– Are there any pro-choice films that you recommend to anti-abortion thinkers? In addition, are there any pro-choice films you deem to be morally reprehensible and therefore undeserving of pro-life viewership?”

The episode begins with some pre-show banter, which is common for this podcast. In this case the topic ends up directly tying with the main topic for the show.

Equal Rights Institute Turns Three

Last month marked the three-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. It’s been a fantastic year.

We spoke to 4,250 people in 34 speeches and one all-day seminar. (We rarely do seminars now that the course is out. Now we encourage groups to get the course and then consider flying one of us out for Q&A and roleplay exercises.)

We also published 13 new articles to our blog, which were read by 27,791 people, mainly visiting our site from America, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia!

To put those numbers in perspective, we gave about twice as many speeches and spoke to about twice as many people as we had the year before, while we cut our article publishing in more than half while finishing course production and moving. Thanks to our growth in other areas, our blog traffic per article has grown since the last year, so we didn’t see very much of a dip in blog traffic at all.

Here are a few of my favorite memories from the last year:

Releasing the Equipped for Life Course after six months of shooting, editing, and website building.

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