With Friends Like These

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“The Cop Who Realized The Bad Apple Was Him”

July 3, 2020 - 45:57
In his 34 years in law enforcement, Norm Stamper participated in — or approved of — the gassing of protesters “hundreds” of times. Yet,...

”The Heart Decides and Reason Justifies”: A conservative climate activist’s evolution

June 26, 2020 - 38:10
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) was proud of his Tea Party bona fides, until his son said he couldn’t vote for a climate change denier. Inglis...

How White Light Moments Change Your Brain, with Andrew Newberg

June 19, 2020 - 32:47
How White Light Moments Change Your Brain, with Andrew NewbergIf you’ve listened to the show at all this season, you’ve learned that the...

About The Show

New Season: “With Friends Like These: Converts”. Humans tend not to change their minds, so we’re going to see what we can learn from looking at people that have changed their minds about really big things: religion, politics and also psychic healing, criminal justice and more. We’ll examine historical accounts of converts, the ways we change our brain when we change our mind, and we’ll tell the stories of people who’ve been through it all. New episodes every Friday.

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Ana Marie Cox
Ana Marie Cox

More Episodes

“The Cop Who Realized The Bad Apple Was Him”

July 3, 2020 - 45:57
In his 34 years in law enforcement, Norm Stamper participated in — or approved of — the gassing of protesters “hundreds” of times. Yet,...

”The Heart Decides and Reason Justifies”: A conservative climate activist’s evolution

June 26, 2020 - 38:10
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) was proud of his Tea Party bona fides, until his son said he couldn’t vote for a climate change denier. Inglis...

How White Light Moments Change Your Brain, with Andrew Newberg

June 19, 2020 - 32:47
How White Light Moments Change Your Brain, with Andrew NewbergIf you’ve listened to the show at all this season, you’ve learned that the...

When Denouncing Racism Isn’t Enough

June 12, 2020 - 50:03
Derek Black thought he was done with the white nationalist movement when he wrote a public letter renouncing the ideology he grew up in....

When Protests Changed Minds

June 5, 2020 - 53:48
You can’t escape the images of protest and unrest happening in our country this week. But what will be their lasting impact on...

When Your Thoughts Are Not Your Own

May 29, 2020 - 34:40
So far this season of “WFLT: Converts Edition,” we’ve focused on why the brain resists change — but that doesn’t mean that people give...