Conversations with People Who Hate Me
Dylan Marron & TED
In an internet era characterized by comment section wars, devastating clapbacks, and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen. Join Dylan as he connects people who have clashed online – from old friends to complete strangers — to explore why we believe what we believe, how we relate to each other on the internet, and just what a phone call can accomplish. Don’t be fooled by the title! It’s actually a loving show that fosters unlikely connections in an age of increasing digital isolation. Whether Dylan is speaking with someone who wrote him a negative comment or is moderating a call between two strangers at odds, the results are often surprising, usually heartwarming, and always compelling. Webby Winner, Best of 2018 (Apple Podcasts), “The Timeliest Podcast” (Fast Company), “Essential” (Vulture), Podcast Pick (USA Today & The Guardian) New episodes will return in Fall 2021 to the TED Audio Collective.
Best Conversations with People Who Hate Me Episodes
Must-listen, especially if you have vaccine-hesitant people in your life. It's an amazing example of how to have a kind, respectful conversation on the topic. I learned a lot about the science and history of vaccines, as well! Only thing I would have liked is a follow up with Michael - did he ever get vaccinated?
Seriously so stoked this podcast is back! I love Dylan Marron and how he brings people together
This is an episode starring me. It was really hard for me to do. I learned a lot, although it’s difficult for me to relisten. I’m grateful I got to share my story, even though this episode earned me some more internet hate! A learning lesson for us all, I hope.
Ahhhhhh 🥳🥳🥳 I am so excited! Conversation with People Who Hate Me!!! I’ve been a fan from day 1. So excited to see the podcast coming back and part of TED!
Very strong comeback for the show! I've just been crying while listening to this, but in a cathartic, happy way. This interview with a young trans man and his mother told a deep, heartfelt story about coming out and acceptance. It's an important message about loving and accepting one's kids, and I think it lays bare conflicts that happen in a lot of families but aren't frequently talked about.