Episode 42

The Third Democratic Debate


September 19th, 2019

1 hr 4 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode we listen to important moments stemming from the third democratic debate, held on ABC news. We break down how both the moderators and the politicians influenced the debates, as well as influenced each other. Listen to this episode to learn:

  • The secret behind the Yang Gang's popularity
  • The PR reason that candidates are so keen to say that they love Obama, while simultaneously rejecting his policies.
  • How Elizabeth Warren uses the persuasion technique of value stemming to bypass a moderator's question and go right to the core of the matter
  • More transitional phrases and how Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren are now using the same phrase to divert the audience's attention from the tough questions they are asked
  • How one candidates uses an on/off voice tone in order to hammer in a particular message that their contemporaries might not be willing to accept
  • The technique of moving from large groups to small groups to increase liking, and how individuals are the most likeable of all
  • Universal Quantifiers as they are used on the debate stage - do you know which candidate is most Trump-like in this way? It might not be who you expect...
  • Pete Buttigieg's tough uphill battle against the race and immigration allegations that won't leave him alone and his plan to defeat systemic racism
  • The moment where Kamala Harris is caught off-guard as she is starkly confronted with facts on her record and how she spins it
  • Beto's appeal to religiousity and how he mixes that with his strongly progressive gun rights stances
  • And more!

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