I consider myself more of a centrist/libertarian politically but I've noticed I'm listening almost exclusively to speakers towards the center right/right as of late. I think part of this is due to how batshit a lot of left leaning mainstream media has become with fear mongering and vilifying pretty much anyone finance related (I don't really like Fox either). I'm worried that I'm closing myself off to genuinely good ideas from liberal/democratic thinkers simply because of guilt by association with the crazies and my own bias.
I've been following Andrew Yang's campaign and like how well spoken he is. I particularly appreciate how he at least attempts to back up the majority of his claims with some kind of data rather than appealing to feelings, "common sense" or blatantly false statements. He still misses the mark on some points for sure but I would rather listen to him talk over most other candidates being fielded by the DNC. Same with Tulsi Gabbard.
Most of my colleagues and family are hard right leaning so they're not much for opening their ears to the other side and can't really help. I'd like to expand my sphere of political/social awareness but don't really know where to start.
Who are some voices to the left of the spectrum who are worth exploring?