Outrage Overload Podcast

Outrage Overload is a bi-weekly Connors Institute podcast hosted by David Beckemeyer. The show explores the topic of outrage in society and politics, and how to lower the temperature. In each episode, Beckemeyer interviews leading scientists, researchers, authors, community leaders, and other experts on a variety of topics related to outrage.

Topics Discussed:

  • Political polarization
  • Outrage Exhaustion
  • Extremism
  • Civility
  • Incivility
  • Healthy conflict
  • Disinformation
  • Outrage Fatigue
  • Information literacy
  • Psychology
  • Stress
  • Media
  • Social media
  • Technology
  • Artificial intelligence


This podcast is for people who are tired of the constant outrage in society and politics, sometimes referred to as “the exhausted majority”. The host, David Beckemeyer, interviews experts on a variety of topics related to outrage, such as political polarization, extremism, and disinformation. The goal of the podcast is to help people understand the root causes of outrage and how to be less stressed out by it.

Benefits of Listening

Here are some of the benefits of listening to the Outrage Overload Podcast:

  • Learn about the root causes of outrage in society and politics.
  • Gain insights into how to be less stressed out by outrage.
  • Discover strategies for building a more civil and productive society.

Basic Facts:

David Beckemeyer, Host and Creator of the Outrage Overload podcast

Host: David Beckemeyer

Format: Bi-Weekly interview podcast

Length: Episodes typically about 40 minutes

Topics: Political polarization, extremism, outrage exhaustion, civility, incivility, healthy conflict, disinformation, outrage fatigue, information literacy, stress, media, social media, technology, artificial intelligence

The Outrage Overload Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.