In 2021, I had the pleasure of producing In Word & Deed, a podcast featuring young, world-class ethics bowl champions discussing the nuts and bolts of civil discourse. I worked with students and faculty to organize dozens of micro lessons into six cohesive food-themed discussions. I also wrote the intro. (Fun fact, my husband wrote the music). Visually, I’m a big fan of short sentences. But in the studio they sound clipped. And so, you’re about to see a very long sentence. Please note, it is not a run-on. I would never do that. And if I did, I wouldn’t put it in my portfolio.
“Hello and welcome to In Word & Deed, a podcast produced by the Center for Applied Ethics & Humanities at Santa Fe College.
I’m Ann Thebaut, professor of philosophy here at SF and in a moment you’ll hear from some of my students who have participated in ethics bowl over the years, and a few who are fellows in Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership, which is committed to reducing polarization by teaching students to connect across political differences.
This desire to connect is increasingly on our minds, as we think about being around family over the holidays, and the prospect of sitting down to have discussions with people we don’t always agree with.”