Subliminally Correct

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

73 episodes of Subliminally Correct since the first episode, which aired on February 28th, 2018.

  • Episode 41: Marianne Williamson in San Francisco

    September 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    elections, language patterns, marianne williamson, politics, primaries

    Do you have a new age friend who keeps talking about big ideas, but you aren't sure what they actually mean? In this episode we break down a Marianne Williamson rally and listen closely for her persuasive use of language, and whether it is authentic or not.

  • Episode 40: The Gabbard Doctrine

    August 22nd, 2019  |  47 mins 34 secs
    2020, elections, justin amash, npr, politics, primaries, russia, tulsi gabbard

    Do interviews with prospective 2020 candidates reveal that much about their policy? Learn how Tulsi Gabbard dodges NPR's questions and instead reframes her answers into something much more persuasively friendly in this episode!

  • Episode 39: Meeting Mr. Mueller

    August 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    congressional hearings, elections, hypnotic language patterns, john ratcliffe, louie gohmert jr, mind reading, politics, robert mueller

    How do a Democracy's checks and balances slowly become undermined? Where do we draw the line between truth and fiction? This episode features Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee as he is persuasively questioned about whether the Trump campaign obstructed justice.

  • Episode 38: Starting Gate Debates, Part 2

    July 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    debates, elections, politics, rhetoric, values

    It's night two of the Democratic presidential debates and we break down the most pivotal moments of this campaign so far. Kamala goes after Biden, Buttigieg reframes his record on race, and Bernie distracts from his tax hikes! This episode we've picked out the most persuasive and fascinating moments of the second Democratic debate!

  • Episode 37: Starting Gate Debates, Part 1

    July 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    2020, debates, elections, hypnosis, metaphors, politics, primaries, rhetoric, stories

    How do candidates change their message on the debate stage? What's the strategy behind some of the questions being asked and how they're answered? This episode we've picked out the most persuasive and fascinating moments of the first Democratic debate!

  • Episode 36: Meeting with the Mayor

    June 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bernie sanders, elections, face the nation, joe biden, margaret brennan, pete buttigieg, politics, primaries

    Did you ever wonder how a "down home" person can seem so friendly and personable? What is it about them that makes them so comforting? We explore in this episode how Pete Buttigieg, presidential candidate from the industrial mid-west has been gaining so much traction.

  • Episode 35: Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren

    June 12th, 2019  |  43 mins 57 secs
    2020, cory booker, elections, elizabeth warren, metaphor, pete buttigieg, politics, scaffolding, values

    How much persuasion can a candidate get into a five minute speech? A lot! This episode we break down speeches from three very different Democratic candidates at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame forum where nineteen candidates only had a few minutes to relate to the audience and get them on their side.

  • Episode 34: Biden's First Rally

    May 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    2020, elections, joe biden, politics, primaries, speeches, theme music

    Is Joe Biden really sincere about his promise about restoring the soul of the nation? Listen to his first rally demonstrating thematic appeals, persuasive metaphor, and why he wants to stop fighting and start fixing. We break down how he is using Obama's tried and true playbook of persuasion in this episode.

  • Episode 33: Digitally Correct, with Special Guest Emma Kraus

    May 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    advertising, cory booker, elections, emails, facebook, fundraising, hillary clinton, joe biden, julian castro, kamala harris, politics, social media

    Every wonder who's writing those campaign emails that show up in your inbox at 3am? Or how about what goes into the 30 permutations of the same facebook ad you and your friends see every day? Our guest, Emma Kraus knows! She's joining us this episode to share her experience targeting voters with email fundraising and digital organizing. You don't want to miss this episode!

  • Episode 32: Barr None, Spinning the Mueller Report

    April 27th, 2019  |  48 mins 34 secs
    elections, politics

    Attorney General William Barr gets out ahead of the highly anticipated Mueller Report by holding a press conference and taking questions... about something nobody could read yet. How does Barr load his remarks up with persuasion and rhetorical devices to make you believe his summary of the report is true?

  • Episode 31: In the Candidate's Corner, with Special Guest Tara Swords

    April 12th, 2019  |  48 mins 27 secs
    2020 democratic primary, bernie sanders, beto o'rourke, communications, debates, donald trump, elections, empathy, executive coach, hillary clinton, joe biden, persuasion, politics, speeches

    Who teaches a candidate to speak to the subconscious? How do politicians learn to be more persuasive and likable? Is there a method you can use to adopt these qualities in your own everyday life? In this fascinating episode we speak with Tara Swords, executive coach and communications consultant about how she trains politicians to speak subliminally correct!

  • Episode 30: The Mueller Report

    March 30th, 2019  |  56 mins 10 secs
    2020, john ratcliff, kevin mccarthy, lindsey graham, liz cheney, mueller report, politics, press conferences, sarah sanders, steve scalise, ted cruz

    How do you take a terrible narrative and flip it on its head? In 24 hrs the Republicans went from being back on their heels to in front of the cameras, touting the scandalous victimization of Donald Trump. How did this happen and what rhetorical techniques did they employ in this flip? Find out in this episode!

  • Episode 29: The Cohen Hearings

    March 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    allegations, as-if frame, house hearings, logical fallacies, michael cohen, storytelling

    Michael Cohen: public enemy number one, or defender of democracy? Explosive hearings in Congress debated just that. In this episode we break down how everyone in the room had their rehearsed parts to play... and also how they tried to egg each other off script!

  • Episode 28: Bernie or Bust

    March 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    2020, announcement speeches, bernie sanders, democratic primary, donald trump, double communication, elections, mindreading, politics, punctuational ambiguity, scope ambiguity, special interests

    We all have that "Bernie Bro" friend who can't seem to get over his 2016 loss. What made Bernie such a galvanizing candidate who can generate such fervent supporters? And will his magic work again now that he's announced another run? We break down his announcement video and ads to get to the bottom of Bernie.

  • Episode 27: State of The Union

    February 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    donald trump, inoculation, nancy pelosi, rhyming, stacey abrams, state of the union, story telling, thematic appeals

    What distinguishes a State of the Union address from other speeches? Donald Trump's recent State of the Union address borrowed a lot of powerful thematic ideas from modern-day progressives and politicians of the past. In this episode we break down his speech along with the story-based Democratic response by Stacey Abrams.

  • Episode 26: Kamala Announces

    February 3rd, 2019  |  55 mins 2 secs
    2020, campaign announcements, campaign rally, campaigns, kamala harris, metaphors, motivation direction, oakland, presidential election, rapport, slogans, stories

    So many candidates are announcing a run for the presidency, but what makes one announcement better than another? This episode we review Kamala Harris's remarkable announcement to run for president. In her speech she builds story arcs, weaves meaning into narratives, and demonstrates other persuasive tactics that make the crowd cheer.