Better Conflict Bulletin

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The Better Conflict Bulletin

08 November 2022

32m 37s

Amanda Ripley: Asking The Right Questions



Investigative reporter Amanda Ripley has been transformative in the world of conflict transformation. Her landmark article "Complicating the Narrative" changed the way journalists and the general public viewed and talked about conflict. Here, she turns some important questions around on us and discusses her thought process in contributing to depolarization. Amanda is the co-founder of Good Conflict, which leads workshops in mapping and addressing toxic conflict. She is also the author of "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes-- and Why", "The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way" and "High Conflict-- Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out." Amanda also offers insight on how her work on all three of these books intersect. This is the majority of our conversation, edited for clarity and length. Join us for a partial transcript at