Breaking Hate with Christian Picciolini

A Gay and A NonGay

By James Barr and Dan Hudson

Breaking Hate with Christian Picciolini

Wednesday, 8 July

JK Rowling. Donald Trump. Central Park Karen. There's a lot of hate attacking our community and friends right now. Should we try to understand it? Where does it come from and how can we safely engage with people that hate us?

James and Dan catch up with Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi skinhead who has dedicated his life to preventing extremism and helping people to disengage from hate movements and other violent ideologies. 

Trigger warning. This episode contains depictions of violent attacks. Christian talks about his time inside the white supremacy movement, how conversations with black and LGBTQ+ people helped him change direction, and why some minorities can end up embracing extremism.

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