Our Voices Matter Podcast

AllSides - John Gable

February 03, 2022 Linda Lorelle
Our Voices Matter Podcast
AllSides - John Gable
Show Notes

I’m always looking for ways to better connect us as humans.  That includes getting us out of our filter bubbles.  

My guest today quit his day job over 10 years ago and dedicated himself to that mission.  What John Gable came up with is AllSides, a media technology company that rates bias and identifies different perspectives.

The goal — to provide balanced news and information and enable civil dialogue. 

When you go to AllSides.com, the first thing you see is three points of view about the same news topic.  One from the right, one from the left and one from the center.  Read all three and get a more thorough, balanced understanding of the subject matter.

As Founder and CEO of AllSides, Gable brings a robust technology background to the table.  Both Netscape and Microsoft are on his resume from the early days of the internet.

Before his move to Silicon Valley, he was a political aid for the Republican party.  He has a B.A. in philosophy from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Duke.

Gable and I met a few years ago when I moderated a panel about bridging our divides, hosted by Convergence.  We connected instantly and I knew I wanted to share his perspective with the Our Voices Matter Podcast audience.

He talks about the early days of AllSides, the twists and turns along the way, and why he feels hopeful about our future, even in the face of the daunting challenges to our democracy.

It’s an important conversation that I’m proud to share with you.

Website References:
• America Talks- Helping Americans talk through their differences.
• Living Room Conversations- Healing divides starts with conversations.
• TED Talk with John Gable and Joan Blades- Free Yourself From Your Filter Bubbles


This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time.  Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity.  This show is not about politics per se; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.

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