Duck-Rabbit podcast with Professor Paul Dolan

Taking sides

Professor Paul Dolan hosts a series of interviews exploring topics that typically polarise opinion, for LSE Shaping the Post-Covid World.

Maybe we could all be happier by embracing difference, or at least from accepting that another point of view exists?

Professor Paul Dolan


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What do you see at the top of this picture: a duck or a rabbit? There is no right answer, only our ability to see one thing and to find it very difficult to see another even when we know it is there. Which can be much like life. Once you see something in one way, it is hard to see it in another way (think Brexit, climate change, vaccines or pineapple on pizza)and we rarely change our minds. Why might this be a problem?  

A new podcast, launched on Monday 26 April 2021, and presented by Professor Paul Dolan (LSE and best-selling author of Happiness by Design and Happy Ever After), discusses the polarisation problem with members of the public, academics, commentators, politicians and activists to try to understand why we can’t be more understanding of each other and happier as a result.

This podcast is coming to you from the Shaping the Post-COVID World ( initiative at the London School of Economics and Political Science, convening a debate about the direction the world could and should be taking after the COVID crisis. A Mother Come Quickly production.

Explore the Duck-Rabbit: taking sides podcast on ACAST.