Listeners Podcast is a show about the craft and power of listening. We talk with media and communication experts, thought leaders, doers, and innovators whose ideas can amplify the quality of our dialogue and interactions.
The show reflects the mission of the Agora Journalism Center to be a place where people can come together, present new information, discuss and deliberate, and seek out solutions to communal ills. This podcast also aligns well with Gather’s mission to “make journalism more responsive to the public’s needs and more inclusive of the public’s voices and diversity, by helping journalists, educators, and students who share these values find each other, find resources and best practices, and find support and mentorship.”
This interview-style show shares insights and lessons from researchers, thought leaders and practitioners whose work involves listening: from scholars and journalists to social workers, mediators, religious leaders, and others whose professional work and contributions to their communities depend upon the power of listening, or the ability to hear and translate the voices of many members of the community.
A few highlighted episodes include:
- Cleo and Kayin Talton Davis – Education Reimagined
- Amanda Ripley – Adding Complexity to the Stories We Tell
- August Wilson Red Door Project – Hands Up, Cop Out – Look Within & Evolve
- Bob McKinnon – Headwinds & Tailwinds
- Eli Saslow – Building Trust
- Gabe Howe – Literal Common Ground
- Chris Nye – A Pastor’s Problem
- Celeste Headlee – Listening to Become More Human
- Joy Mayer – Building Trust for Civil Dialogue
Listeners is produced by the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement at University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication.