Tackling Disconnection through Living Room Conversations


As the co-founder of moveon.org, momsrising.org, and Living Room Conversations, Joan Blades is a progressive activist whose mission these days is to bridge strengthening political divides. She made headlines when she hosted a Living Room Conversation with Mark Meckler, a co-founder of the Tea Party movement.

In this episode, Joan talks about what she’s learned about finding common ground in a tense climate, about the benefits of walking meetings, and about her bipartisan TED Talk, “Free yourself from your filter bubbles,” which received 1.2 million views.


I used to talk about this as collaborative problem solving. I’m now talking about it as peace building.
— Joan Blades

Audrey Scagnelli