The Rules

 

Above all, people are required to respect each other
| True dialog starts with respect |

No interruptions without corrections
| Don't talk over each other unless you're asking for clarification |

No talking points without explanations
| Talking points without facts are not useful |

Hypotheticals are allowed, but not if you use them to trap someone
| Hypotheticals can be good in the right context |

Recognize the legitimacy of the other side
| It's a lost art to try and understand why people think differently |

Attempt to come together on common ground is if there is a difference in viewpoints
| Disagreement is fine, but we should look for commonalities |

The primary goal is to explain viewpoints, not to change minds
| And yelling or ridicule never changes minds anyway |

We should still be friends at the end of the episode
| What happens in the conversation, stays in the conversation |


Questions for Every Guest

 

What’s a position that you have that doesn’t align with typical stereotypes of being conservative | liberal | progressive | libertarian | whatever you are?

What’s next? What do we do? Action instead of words.