Civil Conversation #2: Tom & Christina

A husband and wife talk about politics and stay married. Yes, really.

Every two weeks, we’ll bring you a new episode of Civil Conversations.  Here, we sit down with Americans from across the political spectrum to demonstrate that once you’re in the same room – once you’re having a conversation – no subject is too hard to find common understanding.

Our moderator is Civil cofounder, George Nofli.  George has been talking to people across political, ethnic, and party lines his entire life.  He studied political science at Princeton, Oxford, and UCLA, originally planning to go into policy and politics.  But his passion for storytelling almost accidentally led him to his second career in Hollywood where his writing credits include the Bourne Ultimatum and Oceans 12.  He also wrote, directed, and produced The Adjustment Bureau and The Banker.  Civil Conversations is result of George’s two lifelong passions: truly understanding people and their stories, and telling these stories in thematic, compelling, respectful ways.

In episode 1, we sat down with Jack and Tyler – the former an 80-year-old White Trump supporter from rural Colorado, and the latter a 29-year-old Latino from Los Angeles who thinks Trump was “disgusting.”

In this episode, we decided to really test the limits: sit down with a married couple.

Christina is multiracial Black, White, and Native American who is “willing to vote Republican.” Her husband, Tom, is White, works in Insurance, and thinks “all politicians are puppets.” They cover politics, media, abortion, and #metoo; and though they are usually in agreement, their positions may surprise you.


Civil Conversations
Americans across the ideological spectrum meet to talk about politics and culture, without the screaming. New episodes twice per month.