• Meagan Lynn

Dr. Dannagal Young on Politics, Unity and How to Have Better Conversations


“Why aren't conservatives funny?” That’s a question posed by Joshua Green in a 2012 Washington Journal article, and one that Dr. Dannagal Young set out to answer: Why is political satire like The Daily Show dominated by liberals, and why is conservative talk radio like The Rush Limbaugh Show far more successful than its liberal counterparts such as The Rachel Maddow Show?


Dr. Young, a political and social psychologist who researches how people understand the world and its implications for democracy and society as a professor at the University of Delaware, wrote about this in her book Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.


Dr. Young joined Ten Minute Talks to share why we believe what we believe, how our differences are used to divide us, and what we can do to bridge the divide and have better conversations.


Resources:

📖 Read Irony and Outrage: Get the book here

💻 Dr. Young’s Website: Visit here

📱 Follow Dr. Young: @dannagal


You can also listen on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here.

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