David Beckemeyer on The Podcast Diaries Podcast

David Beckemeyer – Outrage Overload on the Podcast Diaries podcast

I made an appearance on the Podcast Diaries podcast. Podcast Diaries is a podcast about podcasts. It’s the story of small and medium podcasts and their hosts. Why do they do it? How do they find the motivation?

David Beckemeyer, host of the “Outrage Overload” podcast, joins Mike on this episode of “Podcast Diaries” to discuss his show and the importance of addressing outrage in society. David shares how his own experience with outrage overload led him to research the topic and start his podcast. He talks about the negative effects of political polarization and the need for more introspection and media literacy. David also highlights the role of cancel culture and the importance of recognizing the humanity in others. He shares his vision of success for his podcast, which includes making a positive impact on his listeners and fostering more civil dialogue.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Outrage in society is fueled by political polarization and the belief that opponents are morally wrong.
  2. It’s important to be introspective and critical of our own side, not just the opposing side.
  3. The world is not black and white; there is room for middle ground and nuanced discussions.
  4. Cancel culture can lead to the separation of friends and family members over political differences.
  5. Recognizing the humanity in others and finding common ground is essential for bridging divides.

Quotes:

  • “We’ve been telling ourselves our opponents are evil, and now we believe it.” – David Beckemeyer
  • “We’ve got to try to make those connections, see the human, see the humanity in people again.” – David Beckemeyer
  • “Ask yourself, would they pull my kid out of a burning car? That’s where we can start.” – David Beckemeyer

💬 What was your big takeaway or insight gained from this episode? Comment below.

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Outrage Overload is a podcast about the outrage industry, my journey to discover what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.