FULL COURSE PODCAST: Listener Mail – Questions About Confirmation Bias

Every other Wednesday 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.

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As of 7/24/17, here is a list of the rest of the Equipped for Life Podcast episodes:

  1. When They Bite the Bullet – Part 1
  2. When They Bite the Bullet – Part 2
  3. When They Bite the Bullet – Part 3
  4. Taking the Training Wheels Off: Responding to the Question of Rape 201
  5. On Shifting the Burden of Proof
  6. The Problems with Results-Based Reasoning
  7. Abortion Pill Reversal
  8. Post-Election: Our Reaction
  9. Listener Mail: Debates vs. Dialogues; Arguments with Question Marks; Dealing with Equivocation
  10. Listener Mail: Is the #ShoutYourAbortion Campaign an Effective Strategy for Abortion Advocates?
  11. Sidewalk Counseling Tips – Part 1: The Primary Things Jacob Says While Sidewalk Counseling
  12. Sidewalk Counseling Tips – Part 2: Graphic Images, Opening Lines, Resources, and Dealing with Mistakes
  13. Listener Mail: Follow-Up Questions About the Results-Oriented Episode
  14. Listener Mail: Questions About Confirmation Bias
  15. To What Extent Should the Pro-Life Movement Focus on Abortion?
  16. How Should We Respond to Angry Feminists?
  17. Example Dialogues: Pro-Life Tim and Pro-Choice Rachel
  18. Should Women be Punished if Abortion Becomes Illegal?
  19. Humor in Dialogue
  20. Example Dialogues: Pro-Life Josh and Pro-Choice Tim
  21. Example Dialogues – Pro-Life Rachel and Pro-Choice Tim
  22. Should Pro-Lifers Make Comparisons to the Holocaust?
  23. Relational Apologetics – Part 1: Personal Stories and Reflections
  24. Relational Apologetics – Part 2: Arguments and 12 Practical Tips

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