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The Follow-Up Question

Aug 22, 2022

My guest this week believes there’s a lot more good in the world than there is hate, you just have to avoid getting sucked into the hate machine and instead look for the many instances where good occurs in the small things.


In this episode, I chat with Adam Wilkinson, or Wilk, for short. He’s a firm believer that light drives out darkness, and when we focus on bringing a little more light into the world, we do something Wilk calls “derate the hate.”


We give hate less room to invade.


As it were, Wilk shares this message as the host of the Derate the Hate podcast. He wants you and me and everyone to accept that while we cannot always control everything that happens to us and in the world around us, we can control how we respond — even in the moments where we disagree.


Check out Wilk's work at or including episode 86 with Chris Singleton ( and episode 105 with your's truly (