This podcast episode appeared on This American Life and also on a terrific new podcast, https://gimletmedia.com/heavyweight/
This episode, https://gimletmedia.com/episode/1-buzz/ explores the history and dynamics of two brothers, now in their 80s. The interviewer is the son/nephew and serves as a mediator of sorts, helping each brother express his perspective on their conflict-filled family history. It is a beautiful story of reconciliation. Check it out.
We assigned this podcast episode to our Penn Law students–they analyzed the skills used by the “mediator” and the underlying family dynamics that fueled each brother’s position and sense of right.