Persuasion 161 | Hopeful Thinking, with Laura Turner

Guest Laura Turner joins Persuasion to discuss the challenge of hopeful thinking in this world of uncertainty.

Persuasion 160 | Thinking Together

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series discussing aspects of individual and collective thinking.

Persuasion 159 | Thinking Creatively

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series with a conversation about taking a fresh look at how the status quo shapes our thinking.

Persuasion 158 | Good Thinking

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series with a conversation about the blocks that form the foundation of our thinking for good or for ill.

Persuasion 157 | Thinking Twice, with Jen Pollock Michel

Erin and Hannah invite Jen Pollock Michel to the conversation about the benefits of thinking twice about issues and ideas that deserve a second thought.

Persuasion 156 | Thinking It Through

We’re kicking off a new series titled Ready, Set, Think! Each episode will explore how we arrive at our beloved stances and opinions and ways we can grow in processing information.

Persuasion 155 | Silent Night

There’s a tension between the peace we sing about and internal chaos we so often experience during Christmas.

Persuasion 154 | All I Want for Christmas

Our culture has tied Christmas fulfillment to the amassing of stuff.

Persuasion 153 | Blue Christmas

From Hallmark Christmas specials to receiving the perfect gift from that perfect someone, we’ve all taken in ideals that lead our hearts to unavoidable disappointment at Christmas.

Persuasion 152 | Live Talk

Our digital age allows us to handle a lot of life devoid of live, in-person conversation. We simply don’t need to converse with each other face to face.

Persuasion 151 | Church Talk, with C. Christopher Smith

Can the church lead the way in restoring the art of good conversation? C. Christopher Smith joins Persuasion to cast a grander vision for our church talk.

Persuasion 150 | Tech Talk

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Talking about Talk series discussing the pros and cons of technical speech in our conversational bubbles.

Persuasion 149 | Funny Talk, with Ben Fort

Erin and Hannah invite Ben Fort to the conversation to discuss the important and needful role of humor in our conversations.

Persuasion 148 | Small Talk

What is it about small talk that makes us so uncomfortable? Is small talk even necessary? Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series in this week’s episode.

Persuasion 147 | Table Talk

Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series by sorting out the role our families play in shaping our conversational style.

Persuasion 146: Let’s Talk

With all the talking happening in the world today, you might think it best to keep your own thoughts and words to yourself. But would society be better served by silence?