How polarisation ends, with Eve Pearlman
Season 1, Ep. 7
“The struggle [is]...because of some of the ethics and practices of traditional journalism, there's an inclination or habit to quote both sides. Even though there really aren't both sides."Turi talks to Spaceship Media founder Eve Pearlman about growing media polarisation, fake news and how we can combat the crisis of truth. What is polarisation? How might we overcome it? How does journalism deepen this problem? Is empathy scalable?
How technology rewires our thoughts, with Shumon Basar
Season 1, Ep. 6
“You may think that the feeling you're feeling is happening because of you. But in reality that's actually a performance that's being scripted by some very clever search engine in Silicone Valley."Turi talks to futurist Shumon Basar about how technology is transforming the way we think and feel. What is the extreme present? How has the digital world rewired our experience of time? Are algorithms changing the way we perform emotions? How is that subverting the relationship between humans and our technology?
How humans become moral animals, with Dr Oliver Scott Curry
Season 1, Ep. 5
“When it comes to morality, we have our moral taste buds, most people are motivated to do good...But there’s still quite a lot of wiggle room...a lot of uncertainty...that creates an opportunity for decision making”Turi talks with Research Director for Kindlab, atwww.kindness.org, Dr Oliver Scott Curry to find out how humans became moral animals. What is morality? How does it impact our choices? What is 'morality is cooperation'? How have we evolved to create moral values? Why are people unkind to each other?
How lies became the world’s most powerful political tool, with Peter Pomerantsev
Season 1, Ep. 4
"You can write a blog, every time you do, you are distributing information - propagandizing. And, in that sense the day's propaganda is very similar to this virus, because what's been fascinating...is that you are very aware that you're not just a victim of it, but that you may [also] have spread it”Turi talks to writer Peter Pomerantsev about how globalisation has caused a communications revolution. Is all information propaganda? How is the internet destabilising the global axes of power? Is the growth of populism caused by corrupt information flows? Who can we trust?Have lies become the world's most powerful political tool?
How extremists think with Gabrielle Rifkind
Season 1, Ep. 2
“People are not born extremists. What are the social circumstances that have created the ground for radicalisation?”Turi talks with psychotherapist and conflict resolution expert Gabrielle Rfikind about what extremists think. What makes societies susceptible to radicalisation? Are people born extremists? How is Europe moving into a dangerous space? What does the UK response to coronavirus tell us about our political climate?More on this episodeLearn all about the Parlia Podcast hereMeet Turi Munthe: https://parlia.com/u/TuriLearn more about Parlia project here:https://parlia.com/aboutAnd visit us at: https://parlia.com
How our tribes fail us with James Mumford
Season 1, Ep. 1
"We are responding in ways, which are...imaginative and potentially dangerous...terrifying...mass information surplus really destabilizes people's understanding of where they sit in the world. When you've got thousands of different competing narratives attacking you at all times it's extremely destabilizing and, therefore, could very easily prompt a rush to the safety of tribes."Turi speaks to Dr James Mumford to find out how tribalism limits our political agency. How do we choose our political affiliations? What are the inherent contradictions in those choices? Is tribalism inevitable in the age of uncertainty? How does this instinct for community stop us from questioning our own values? What does this mean for our political systems?More on this episodeLearn all about the Parlia Podcast hereMeet Turi Munthe: https://parlia.com/u/TuriLearn more about Parlia project here:https://parlia.com/aboutAnd visit us at: https://parlia.com
Introducing The Parlia Podcast
Why do we think what we think? Find out more about The Parlia Podcast with host Turi Munthe.The Parlia Podcast will ask: what is an opinion? Do we ‘think’ our worldviews, or ‘feel’ them? Are they inherited? What do our beliefs mean for politics and society? Our ideas make us who we are, and yet we almost never ask where they come from. In each episode of the Parlia Podcast eminent thought leaders share their perspectives on why we think what we think. Host Turi Munthe explores everything from the war on truth to the psychology of morality, asking: how do we know our own minds?Learn all about the Parlia Podcast here.Meet Turi Munthe: https://parlia.com/u/TuriLearn more about Parlia project here:https://parlia.com/aboutAnd visit us at: https://parlia.com