Only one-in-four Democrats say they talk to Republicans often and vice versa, according to a new study from Morning Consult and The KIND Foundation. This confirms what many us already knew: We pretty much only talk to people that we agree with.
We all know the problem but few know of a solution. The KIND Foundation is trying to help. Because social media is such a prevalent part of our lives, social interactions and even political discussions, KIND is starting there. Their new campaign is called “Pop Your Bubble” and asks us to broaden the ideas and opinions we see on our social media.
Kill Kapture’s jacket line.
They have created the “Pop Your Bubble” app, which connects to your Facebook page. The algorithm analyzes your profile and suggests new people for you to follow so you can be connected with people who have differing opinions, beliefs and values.
Bold loves the “Pop Your Bubble” campaign because their goals are the same as ours. We’re working to get people talking across the aisle and find common ground between people with different points of view. Interested in popping your bubble? Try it for yourself here.
We’re excited to have the Dana Rosenberg, the Director of KIND Movement on Bold TV tomorrow to tell us more about disrupting the echo chambers we’ve created for ourselves.
Our second guest is a veteran who has started a fashion line. Mark Wales started a “tough luxury” line of jackets after returning from the Afghanistan War. Mark’s company, Kill Kapture, operates under the motto “World Peace — and killer jackets. That’s all we want.”
We are thrilled to be joined by Fox News Chief National Correspondent and Author, Ed Henry. His new book, “Faith 42: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story” tells the story of Jackie Robinson and an aspect of his story we don’t often hear about: faith. Robinson was the first black Major League Baseball player and Ed says the player’s faith “sustained him through the rough moments.” Friend of Bold and Bookstr CEO Sarah Hill will also join us for this conversation on Ed’s new book.
We’re looking forward to covering all these topics and, as always, we want to hear from you! Watch and comment on our Facebook page or on Periscope tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET — we love when you all join our conversation!
See you tomorrow!
*Update: Watch our full episode below*