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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Josh Brahm is the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization that trains pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. A sought-after speaker, Josh has spoken for more than 23,000 people in six countries and in 22 of the 50 states.

Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.

He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta.

Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement. “Some pro-choice people will not change their mind after one conversation on a college campus. Some of them will only change their mind after dozens of conversations with a person they trust in the context of friendship.”

Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the Equipped for Life Podcast. He’s also written dozens of articles for LifeNews.com and the ERI blog.

He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved.

Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for 15 years. They have three sons, Noah, William, and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Bereit, the National Director of 40 Days for Life, sums up Josh’s expertise this way: “Josh Brahm is one of the brightest, most articulate, and innovative people in the pro-life movement. His cutting-edge work is helping people think more clearly, communicate more effectively, and — most importantly — be better ambassadors for Christ. I wholeheartedly endorse Josh’s work, and I encourage you to join me in following Josh and getting involved in his work today!”

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