BNS 417: THROWBACK: How to Have Impossible Conversations (January 2020)

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On this THROWBACK episode, I play Nostradamus and outline how, in January 2020, how important it would be for us to focus on taking on those sometimes difficult and, dare I say it, impossible conversations.


2020 will certainly present its share of challenges. Among them being that of having tough discussions with our friends, family, coworkers, etc… on issues that are politically and emotionally charged.

To start off the year, I wanted to take a second and go solo to discuss a phenomenal book I’ve been reading, “How to Have Impossible Conversation: A Very Practical Guide” by Peter Boghossian, where Boghossian outlines strategies to bring people who disagree into useful, productive engagement with one another.

Discussed today are some tools I’ve used (unintentionally, at that!) from the book, and some real-life examples of me using them both in my personal life and on the show with folks who have vastly disagreements with your favorite host.

And finally, as I mentioned at the close of the show, if you’re interested in sharing your story of utilizing some of these techniques yourself, email me at or tag me on social media (@BNicholsLiberty both on Twitter and on Facebook).

My conversation with Keith Rubino from March 2019:

Where to purchase “How to Have Impossible Conversation: A Very Practical Guide”:

The Reason Podcast Episode mentioned:

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