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The Openist - Podcast of Democracy Cafe/Socrates Cafe
By the definition of bestselling author and renowned Socratic Method specialist Christopher Phillips, PhD, an openist is someone who tries to be... open -- to new perspectives, new ideas, new possibilities for being and doing. The term 'openist' should convey open mindedness, curiosity, and tolerance of ideas that may seem not just alien but perhaps off-putting to some, at least initially. Host Christopher Phillips, who has Greek and U.S. citizenship and is bestselling author of 'Socrates Cafe,' 'Six Questions of Socrates,' as well the acclaimed 'Constitution Cafe' and 'A Child at Heart," democratizes and Socratizes with an eclectic mix of guests with an array of views and voices who join him in seeking new portals for achieving ever-greater openness and connectedness as individuals and as a society. Christopher is founder of the global Socrates Cafe and Democracy Cafe movements (,, author, philosopher, entrepreneur and sought after speaker and moderator (, an entrepreneur (, and an Investment Advisor Representative for Martin Capital Advisors (, Chris's website is Special thanks to Odin Halvorson (, our masterful volunteer editor and engineer, for his invaluable contributions to this podcast.
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