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The Depolarization Project exists to help people listen, learn and lead. It does this through researching what works (and what doesn’t), providing training courses to businesses, students and community groups and encouraging leaders to open up to changing their own mind.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Steve Martin: Changing your ways is easier than changing your mind

The author of international bestseller 'Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive' joins us to answer the question he dreaded – what had he changed his mind on?

Why Jo Swinson changed her mind about all-women shortlists

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats talks about getting more women into politcs.

Leaving the white nationalist movement with Derek Black

We talk to Derek about what catalysed this change, if others are likely to follow in his footsteps and the role white nationalism is playing in politics in 2019.

What happens in your brain when you change your mind

Neuroscientist Tali Sharot explains how beliefs are formed in the brain, what works to change others’ minds, and what does not.

Changed My Mind: "I thought devolution didn't work, now I'm a big fan"

Small business consultant and lobbyist Craig Beaumont talks about his changing views on devolution.

Why Peter Gabriel questioned his faith in the internet

Singer, songwriter and humanitarian activist Peter Gabriel on becoming skeptical of an unregulated internet.

How feminist campaigner Shannon Downey changed her mind on abortion

The activist talks about how her mum prompted an epiphany on abortion rights. 

Why get married? How Julia Margo changed her mind

We explore the value of direct experience in changing people’s minds, as well as delving into why it’s harder to change on some issues than others.

Jonathan Haidt: why I changed my mind about the value of school tests

The leading moral psychologist tells us about what led him to rethink a fundamental issue in education.

Over 80% of the UK and US think their country’s divided: our new podcast considers why

When did you last change your mind? We ask leaders what they changed they mind on, why and what they learned. This week, pollster Deborah Mattinson.

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