Two Friends Search for Common Ground
IN PARTISAN TIMES, WHAT CAN A LIBERAL WRITER AND CONSERVATIVE VETERAN TEACH US ABOUT COMING TOGETHER?
We enjoyed this episode from 2020 and decided to share it again.
How far apart are we really? A liberal writer from Berkeley and a conservative military vet decided to explore that question together during a series of long road trips in an old Volvo. They drove through 44 states and on nearly twenty thousand miles of road and highways, meeting an extraordinary range of people along the way.
At a time of political gridlock and hyper-partisanship, Republican Jordan Blashek and Democrat Chris Haugh formed an unlikely friendship that blossomed, not in spite of, but because of their political differences.
The result of their road trips is the book Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground. In this podcast episode, originally released in 2020, we discover what they learned about American politics, culture, civics, and our potential to find common ground.