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 5 | The Problems With Labels
  It’s an okay start to label something because it can help us understand or get a hold of what the other person is saying. The problem with labels is that it’s something that causes people to escalate a conflict. In this episode of Purchasing Truth, hosts Bill Stierle and Tom talk about truth and labeling, specifically the negative side of labeling people most especially in politics, using how Donald Trump labeled the immigrants at
PT 4 | Stages Of Waking Up
  Gaining a greater sense of what you are feeling inside as well as the feeling of another person is an awareness not everyone possesses. In this episode of Purchasing Truth, hosts Bill Stierle and Tom present the Three Stages of Waking Up and reveal the ways to know where you fall into one of these three spots. They discuss presentations of truth and how crafty manipulations that stir emotions can hijack the truth. Their
PT 3 | False Equivalence
  Seeking truth and deciding who and what to believe or not is a common predicament for anyone. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom continue their mission on weighing the truth and knowing if we can rely on our nation’s leaders or not. As they talk more on how Donald Trump has continually used labeling in his campaigns to bring down anyone who disagrees with him, they also share their sentiments on why his
PT 2 | Tapping The Brain
  Making wise decisions for ourselves has become a difficult ordeal these days especially with all the distractions seemingly influencing us. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom present some very interesting facts about how our brains are bent to believe things that others want us to believe. Using the elephant metaphor, they open our eyes to how people of influence steer us towards their branding schemes. Using Donald Trump and Bill Clinton as examples,
PT 1 | Perception And Perspective
  It is a fact that Americans are allowing the truth to be purchased which can be best exemplified by the everyday labels intensely paraded by big corporations and political characters. In this premiere episode of Purchasing Truth, hosts Bill Stierle and Tom talk about the problems with perspective and how much it influences truth. Join Bill and Tom’s powerful conversation about meeting the need for truth and understanding why our viewpoint has so much