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The Optimistic American - Audio Edition

Sep 27, 2023

Paul Johnson analyzes the recent Republican debate from the view point of an independent voter, that featured former Vice President Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, Chris Christie, Ron Desantis and Nikki Haley.

Paul’s observations touch upon the status quo of U.S. politics, the influence of a small minority population on...

Sep 20, 2023

Paul Johnson is joined by Dr. Emily Bashah to talk about extremist ideologies, violent groups, and what parents can do to protect their children from them.

The couple touches upon what happens at a neurological level in children’s brains, what predators do to find “reclutes,” the Theory of Mind, and the...

Sep 13, 2023

Paul Johnson unpacks the concept of addictive ideologies and the role they play in regards to the ongoing divisions in American society.

He points out the addictive ideologies, of the far right and radical left, and the commonalities with all 21st century genocides – from Germany and China to Rwanda and Yugoslavia....

Sep 6, 2023

Paul Johnson’s guest in this episode is Forward Party Co-Chair Christine Todd Whitman. They discuss the current U.S. political landscape, what’s not working, and how ranked-choice voting could change the current status quo.

Additionally, they go over Whitman’s journey from Republican New Jersey Governor and...