You don’t. And you’re also steering the focus away from someone who probably just wants to be heard. Here’s how to be a more considerate conversation partner, says radio host and writer Celeste Headlee.

We must begin to talk and, more importantly, listen to those who disagree with us, says Celeste Headlee. She offers smart ways to discuss politics without getting in a fight.

As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in more than her fair share of discussions, and she has thought a lot about ways to bring out the best in a conversational counterpart. One thing she likes to say — a good conversation is like a game of catch. Huh? She explains.