Podcast

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 68 | Bill Barr And Trump
  Just when you think things could not get any crazier, things escalate every week. Only the last week, we’ve heard of Bill Barr’s interview on ABC talking about Donald Trump and his tweets, along with Roger Stone’s conviction. Amidst all this, what remains is the challenge of facing the fact that the place of leadership can dictate their version of what fairness and justice are. Bill Stierle and Tom get deep into this aspect
PT 67 | Needs For Inclusion
  Who is the superior party in the government? Regardless of who you prefer, the one that has more control is more superior. Today, Bill Stierle and Tom talk about Democrats and inclusion. The opposite party has been making loud noises for quite some time thereby prompting others to scream to have their needs recognized. Discuss Bernie Sander’s speech about letting everyone vote and his progressive agenda, they highlight on the importance of staying out
PT 66 | Party Loyalty Votes
  What are your rubrics in voting for a leader? Do you vote based on a candidate’s character, accomplishments, or title? Today, Bill Stierle and Tom share their opinions about the risks of voting against the identity of one party. They discuss how capitalism and its versions have evolved to be more important than the United States Constitution. Moreover, they also talk about how Republicans are not lining up with the truth. Letting people empathize
PT 65 | Freedom Of Speech
  The freedom of speech and information is critical for a nation’s growth. It is not supposed to hinder people from telling the truth. Today, Bill Stierle and Tom share their thoughts about this topic and how this fundamental right is used in purchasing truth. They talk about the impeachment trial of Trump and how the Senate is handling it. They also talk about what Democrats did during the trial, including what they were doing
PT 64 | Truth And News Reporting
  Do you have to believe everything you see on the news? Are news stations really reliable these days?  Today, Bill Stierle and Tom share their insights about the truth and news reporting. The power of messaging in reaching to a person’s consciousness is monumental. The repetition of a message through looped branding and how these messages become facts and beliefs is how politics has been controlling the people. Bill and Tom also tackle how
PT 63 | Protecting Mistakes
  Social media has become a form of protective barrier for people to get their need of being heard met while maintaining physical distance. As a result, people tend to be in a constant combative mode to reinforce a point of view—be that in alignment with the truth or not. Just like President Donald Trump. He meets his needs for respect, being heard, identity, and self-worth through his tweets and responses, even at the expense
PT 62 | Restoring Mutual Respect
  With so many opposing views, opinions, and information out right now, trying to tell apart fact from fiction has become very challenging. This has also undeniably caused a strain in how people maintain respect and integrity with each other. Bill Stierle and Tom tackle how, in the midst of the current busy political climate, we need to restore some mutual respect and integrity in America. They talk about how you can maintain it and
PT 61 | Political Messaging In Media
  The election campaign is running at full speed, and what better time to talk about the reality of political messages than now? In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom try to uncover the truth in the political messaging in the modern media. They apply this to the current political status on the democratic side, especially with the primary Iowa caucuses. Delving into what makes a message stick inside someone’s consciousness, they investigate the language