Outrage Bonus – Why Crossing Party Lines is Essential for a Healthy Democracy – Lisa Swallow

Aired Jul 10, 2024

Are you frustrated by political conversations that go nowhere? You start out wanting to understand each other, but things escalate quickly, and nobody walks away feeling heard.

We’ve all been there. It seems like these days, having a productive conversation across the political spectrum is harder than ever.

But what if there was a way to bridge the divide?

In this episode, we speak with Lisa Swallow, founder of Crossing Party Lines.

Crossing Party Lines creates a space where people with opposing views can actually talk to each other, listen respectfully, and maybe even learn something new.

Lisa doesn’t claim to have all the answers. Nobody does when it comes to navigating these tricky conversations. But she’s got a unique approach that fosters genuine understanding and respect, even in the face of strong disagreement.

Ready to ditch the yelling matches and see how real conversations can happen across the political divide?

Then don’t miss this episode!

Listen now and learn how to bridge the political gap, one conversation at a time.

Lisa K. Swallow is the co-founder and executive director of Crossing Party Lines, a national nonprofit creating an open dialogue between Americans with dissimilar ideologies. She has developed a series of workshops teaching the concepts, skills, and techniques for having civil, respectful conversations with people who view the world differently. 


Crossing Party Lines

“Yes, You CAN Talk Politics” workbook (Amazon)

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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.