How can we begin to resolve our problems, if even our conversations about them keep breaking down? Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay have researched ninja-level conversation techniques from hostage negotiation and cult deprogramming for their new book, 'How To Have Impossible Conversations'. At the same time, a new competition has been launched on 'Letter.Wiki' to have difficult conversations across intellectual divides.
We talk to the book's authors, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, the judge of the 'Impossible Conversations' competition, Helen Pluckrose, and the creators of the social media site Letter.Wiki, Clyde and Dayne Rathbone.
'How To Have Impossible Conversations': https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/peter-boghossian/how-to-have-impossible-conversations/9780738285320/
Check out Rebel Wisdom's series of films 'The Science and Psychology of Difficult Conversation': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUNHj5eh7BM
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