Anand Giridharadas | How to Change Minds

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Anand Giridharadas | How to Change Minds

Is it even possible to have a genuinely open conversation that holds the potential to persuade someone to your point of view anymore? Or have we entered a “post-persuasion” state? And, if so, is there a way to change that?

How to move people back into conversation, and set the table for openness and, maybe even persuasion to a different set of ideas, beliefs and actions? 

Our guest today, Anand Giridharadas, has been studying this very question for years. In our conversation today, Anand and I dive deeper into the politics of persuasion, dissect the underlying drivers behind division, identity politics, social reinforcement, and explore a number of specific ideas and strategies designed to help us all get back to a place of more empathy and understanding. 

You can find Anand at: Website | Instagram

If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Zoe Chance about personal social dynamics and the art of persuasion.

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  • Jasmin

    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.


    Is that a prop 😂

    4 months ago·10 likes·

    Gold. Jesus Christ. How do you do it?

    4 months ago·9 likes·
  • Lisaa

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview


    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.

    4 months ago·2 likes·
  • Evaa22

    Overly cool m8


    Albert Einstein said, 'If you can't explain it simply enough, you haven't understood it well enough'.Dr Andrew brings such simplicity to explaining the workings of the brain. It's actually a hacker's guide into our own brain. You are doing great service to humanity Dr Andrew.

    4 months ago·9 likes·

    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30

    4 months ago·9 likes·

    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.

    4 months ago·10 likes·

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