Saturday 17th 12 Noon
Why can’t we all just get along: How to disagree without losing friends
In Why can’t we all just get along, Iain Dale examines why we have become so disrespectful and intolerant in an increasingly divided society. Part-memoir and part-polemic about the state of public discourse in Britain and the world today, he suggests that it doesn’t have to be this way and that we can all emerge from tribalism and division to become more respectful to others and to those who govern us.
For some time, I’ve been despairing at the decline in public discourse both on social media and in our normal lives. I try to live up to the highest standards on my radio show, but even I sometimes let myself down on social media. In this book, I ask if it has always been this way, or is there something about the way we conduct ourselves which means we have all become shouty and rude.
Iain Dale is an award-winning broadcaster and presenter of the Evening Show on LBC Radio. He is the author/editor of more than 30 books and is the host of the For the Many podcast and the Iain Dale Book Clubpodcast. He was named Radio Presenter of the Year for 2013 and 2016 at the Arqiva Awards and was shortlisted for Speech Programme of the Year at the 2013 Sony Radio Awards.
Iain is joined in conversation at DigiTAL by well-known journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond.
Anne Diamond has been a household broadcasting name for the past 30 years working in daily TV, radio and national newspapers.
Anne’s TV career is well known, but her radio credentials are also considerable. She has been the anchor of many high profile breakfast shows – including 6 years presenting The Anne Diamond Show for 8 years on BBC Radio Berkshire; 4 years with LBC, and 2 years on BBC Radio Oxford.
Anne is a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and regularly presents and is a panellist on Jeremy Vine on Channel 5. Anne is a columnist for the Sunday Mirror and writes regularly for the Daily Mail.
Anne’s far from being just a journalist. She pioneered breakfast TV in the early 80s, anchoring TVam and interviewing global leaders, celebrities and top politicians in locations as varied as Sydney Harbour during the Australian Bicentennial, the Brandenburg Gate during the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bosnia, Hollywood and No 10 Downing St. She started daytime TV with the BBC with “Good Morning With Anne and Nick” and is the author of many books, both fact and fiction whilst being a busy Mum of four boys. Anne is a classically trained pianist, flautist and singer.