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.

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson takes us inside his lab’s fascinating research — and our heads — to show the meeting of the minds that occurs every time we talk to each other.

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.

The “Great Thanksgiving Listen” aims to capture the stories of a generation of elders over one weekend. But the questions you can ask are useful every day.

Aspen Baker explains why the key to dealing with sensitive issues like abortion is to allow those with direct experience to feel heard.

British psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how her research can be used to train people to interact more effectively.