Purchasing Truth

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Truth in Politics. Is it even possible to discuss truth in a safe way in a polarized United States? It is hard to imagine a safe conversation with your friends, co-workers, and family discussing the nation’s biggest issues. What it would be like to listen to and watch political discussions without the current reactivity, meltdown, or withdrawal?  By listening in on the Purchasing Truth podcast with host Bill Stierle and moderator Tom, you will experience a discussion on why the restoration of the conversation about truth with perspective leads to a productive conversation in a partisan nation.  This podcast will address the use of language by our leaders and in the news that has been dividing us, distracting us, splitting us, and keeping us from the unity we desire.

Episode Blogs

PT 40 | Truth And Community
  In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom dive into truth and community—how the community entrusts its voice, opinion, and stand for truths to the politicians they have elected; and how they’re losing the truth because they’re losing trust. Bill and Tom then talk about the loss of community due to the two sides of the government representatives who are not cooperating and collaborating to move forward as a country. Learn about the narrative and
PT 39 | Choosing The Right Words
  There are a lot of people that have a way with words, who influence the way you think by carefully choosing the right words to say. Usually, we hear about these people on the news, but sometimes, we vote for them unknowingly. Bill Stierle and co-host Tom emphasize on the fact that simply hearing the right words can change our entire belief. They talk about the different methods politicians make the people believe their
PT 38 | Punitive And Restorative System
  Isn’t it disheartening how race and social status have colored the supposed black and white letter of the law? In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom discuss the difference between the punitive and the restorative system. They use the college cheating scandal as an example where a prominent celebrity nearly got off with minimum jail time. On the other hand, an African-American mother was nearly sentenced to half a decade behind bars for a
PT 37 | Using Communication To Heal
  Communication is being used either to wound or heal, especially in the political context of the United States. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom tackle how politicians can create the most amount of damage through what they say or how they communicate just because they can, versus how they can help ease and speed up the healing of a wounded nation, race, group, or individual through communication that has many voices or a
PT 36 | Setting The Vision
  As children, stories made us believe that after conquering your goal, you get to live happily ever after. They didn’t make it clear that after a journey of tricking giants, we’ll have to remember the vision that we started out with. After reaching the top of the glass mountain, Bill Steirle and Tom continues the story of the drummer and what he has to do in order to reach the ever after. This episode
PT 35 | Finishing Tasks
  When we reach the glass mountain, we’re suddenly faced with challenges that we need to conquer. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom go back to the story of the drummer as the hag was giving him tasks. In each of the tasks, he is ready to give up until a woman comes along and helps him. Bill and Tom relate this to the presidential candidates and their respective campaigns, reiterating the importance of
PT 34 | Truth In Messaging
  In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom talk about how politicians create their identity and find their own truths through messaging. Relating the story of the drummer and the hag to politicians running for the presidency, discover what happens to the drummer once he’s on top of the Glass Mountain and speaking to the hag. Also, learn what some leaders do to accomplish tasks and know the difference between vision and progress, and which
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