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Jordan Blashek

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(054) The Hope We All Need Before This Election with Christopher Haugh and Jordan Blashek


A Democrat and a Republican road trip across America. This is their story. You can buy Union at https://www.unionthebook.com/


2 Nov 2020

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Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh, Co-Authors of the Book “Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground.”

Becker Group Business of Media and Marketing

This episode features Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh, Co-Authors of the Book “Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground.”  Here, they discuss the inspiration behind their book, the polarization of major media in the US, and more.


7 Sep 2020

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A Search for Common Ground: How Far Apart Are We Really? with Jordan Blashek + Chris Haugh

The Mary Marantz Show

Do you find it difficult to engage in honest and meaningful discussions about hot topic issues? Do you long to find connection rather than division without necessarily having to see eye to eye? If you can relate, this episode is a must listen! In today’s episode, Mary is joined by two fellow Yale Law Alums, and authors of the brand new book, Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground - Jordan Blake and Christopher Hall. Union is a road narrative, a civics lesson, and an unforgettable window into one epic friendship that was built because of, not in spite of, political differences. Today, Jordan and Christopher open up to Mary today about their unlikely friendship, and their travel across America on a deeply personal journey through the heart of a divided nation to find growth, hope, and fundamental strength in the country they love. What follows is a three-year adventure story, across forty-four states and along 20,000 miles of road to find out exactly where the American experiment stands at the close of the second decade of the twenty-first century. After listening you will be encouraged to unite over connection rather than divide over differences; develop a willingness to listen rather than judge; and, share a desire to seek the answer to one of the most pressing questions of our time, “How far apart are we really?” If you are ready to hit the road with Jordan and Christopher in search of reasons to strengthen bonds in an era of strife and partisanship, you won’t want to miss this episode! Snag your book here! https://www.amazon.com/Union-Democrat-Republican-Search-Common/dp/0316423793


1 Sep 2020

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Realising America's Criminal Justice System Was Broken with Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh

Changed My Mind

The Authors of Union: a Search for Common Ground on how an American road trip woke them up to the failings in the criminal justice system and the limitations of beloved media outlets.


18 Aug 2020

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Jordan Blashek, Chris Haugh. Two Friends: One Democrat, the Other Republican Search for Common Ground

Let's Find Common Ground

How far apart are we as a nation? A liberal writer from Berkeley and a conservative military veteran decided to answer that question together during a series of long road trips in an old Volvo. They drove through 44 states and on nearly twenty thousand miles of road and highways, meeting an extraordinary range of people along the way.At a time of political gridlock and hyper-partisanship, Republican Jordan Blashek, and Democrat Chris Haugh formed an unlikely friendship that blossomed not in spite of but because of their political differences.The result of their road trips is the new book, “Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground.” In this podcast episode, we discover what they learned about the American politics, culture, civics, and the condition of our democracy.“Our honest takeaway is that we’re not as far apart as imagined,” Chris tells us. “Underneath a patina of difference and division, there is a common language.”


13 Aug 2020

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19 - Bridging ideological divides in a partisan age (Jordan Blashek and Chris Haugh)

A Random Walk with Ben Kohlmann

Jordan is conservative.  Chris is liberal.  At Yale Law School in 2016, they struck up an unexpected friendship.  Since then, they've made 5 joint road trips across the United States, spending time with truckers, prisoners, day laborers, and everyday Americans trying to get a better sense of our vast country.  Their journeys are now chronicled in their new book "Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground." In this episode we explore: -How to build friendships across political divides -What it's like to ride with a professional trucker for weeks on end -Widespread nuance in individual beliefs, despite outward appearances -How to scale intentional relationships in a winner-take-all social media age


6 Aug 2020

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Jordan Blashek & Christopher Haugh: ...how friendship can bring us together in times of strife

Nobody Told Me!

There is so much upheaval and division in the world right now, that it’s wonderful to be able to talk with two guests who are polar opposites in terms of their political views, yet great friends who took a 20,000 mile road trip across America to learn what things can bring us together in this time of strife and partisanship.   Our guests are Jordan Blashek, a staunch Republican, and Christopher Haugh, a true-blue Democrat.  The result of their 44-state journey is a fabulous new book called:  Union:  A Democrat, A Republican and a Search for Common Ground.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Jul 2020