A PODCAST + COMMUNITY
EXPOSE. EVALUATE. EVOLVE
Welcome to More In Common, an organization whose sole purpose is to drive productive human connection across cultures, backgrounds, and disparate viewpoints by anchoring people in COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATION through honest, insightful and thought-provoking communication!
Why? Because we have More In Common than that which divides us.
People and organizations want to drive productive human CONNECTION, so individuals can be seen, heard and valued.
When people are seen, heard and valued they begin to lift their veil of ignorance and break out of their echo chambers.
By working with MORE IN COMMON’s tools and techniques that are designed to drive honest, insightful, open, thought-provoking, and compassionate communication, people are empowered to become catalysts for replacing judgmental behavior with incremental acts of understanding.
We work to help people become ANCHORED IN COMPASSIONATE Conversation, giving them the opportunity to drive productive human connection.
MORE IN COMMON PODCAST
If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people keep reading. We host a podcast that is all about talking to extraordinary people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.
It all started in 2002 when we met at Purdue. An instant friendship ensued and we began having conversations that matter. There was one particular conversation about gay marriage that took place over a 3 month period. Both came from different viewpoints on the issue. At no point was the conversation hostile and at no point did Rodney and Keith consider de-friending each other. It was productive. In fact, the conclusion of the dialogue did not end in agreement. It just ended.
Years later, and many conversations later, Rodney and Keith have come to a common stance on the issue. But, it wasn't by trying to change someone's mind. It wasn't a forced decision. It was simply by have conversations, introducing new perspectives and meeting new people.
Through the years, more and more discussions have occurred with far quicker influence one way or the other. Turns out, we just had an ability to navigate conversations that matter without fear of judgment.
Fast forward to 2016 when Colin Kaepernick first took a knee on the 49ers NFL sideline. There was an immediate need to discuss. Again, both coming from very different points of view. LONG before the conversation permeated every household in America. And, again, we came to a commonplace with the topic. Not exactly in the same frame of mind, but with agreement on the issue. At the time, the discourse in our country was clearly heading to a sad place. Rodney presented the idea of starting a podcast. Keith was very unfamiliar with the concept so it took a few months to come around on the idea. But, when he did, they began the journey of More In Common. If you have been with us from the beginning you know it actually started as Under The Skin…but we don’t need to go into the name change.
The first pilot episode was in February of 2017. The idea was for us to just have conversations demonstrating the possibility of disagreement. Turns out, it is really hard to disagree when you have spent 15 years coming to an agreement on many things. So, we decided to bring on guests and have conversations with other people. And it has been a journey since we first started. Ultimately evolving to where we look to introduce people, their experiences and the ideas their experiences have lead them to.
We have loved every step of the process and have a great vision of where the Social Enterprise will go. The Podcast is just a part of the whole that we want to build. It started with one episode and we greatly look forward to bringing you along with us as we grow!