Topic Archive: Debating

Rick’s Introduction

Posted: March 2, 2018 by Rick Godspell

Both Brian and I each listen to a lot of podcasts, and what we haven’t yet found, is us. Two interested and literate nobody fellow citizens that have the ability to avoid being drawn in and indoctrinated by the usual egocentric distractions that is our current media and news sources in general.

This is an important time in history. It has never been both so good and so bad on so many levels. Regardless of the size of the problems it seems obvious we need to start thinking outside the box and apply what we have learned instead of making the same mistakes.

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Spirited Debate: A How-To Primer in the Days of Social Media

Posted: January 21, 2018 by The Proversation

If there’s one thing it seems you are not supposed to talk about in public, it’s POLITICS. It’s not for the dinner table. It’s not for parties. It’s not for the workplace. It’s not for social engagements. It’s not proper talk on a first date. It’s not proper talk on the 10,000th date. We are just not supposed to talk about politics anymore.

It wasn’t always the case in this great nation of ours. Before electronic media, debates were part of public discourse, and were often staged events that occurred in the Town Hall and people would attend for entertainment. Debate was encouraged.

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