Subliminally Correct

A Political Persuasion Podcast

About the show

Subliminally Correct is a bi-weekly podcast where two experts in subconscious messaging examine the intersection of politics, persuasion, and all the ways politicians and newsmakers are using psychological tactics to influence you every single day.

The show is hosted by Alex Dobranic, Political Consultant and Certified Consulting Hypnotist; and Taylor Sherman, Executive Coach and Certified Hypnosis Instructor – experts in politics and subliminally persuasive tactics.

Guests range from political staffers, consultants, journalists and academics, to experts in hypnosis, body-language, and Neuro-Linguistic Psychology; here to give you an inside look into what makes the persuasive politician.

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  • 63: Commander Cuomo's Spin: The NY Presser

    April 3rd, 2020  |  35 mins 32 secs
    pandemic, politics, press conferences

    Have you ever seen a politician confuse the reporters so much they can't even remember what question they wanted to ask? Listen to Gov. Cuomo as he artfully spins away from questions that the reporters ask him, leading you to see why he has been so popular in recent weeks.

  • 62: The Administration's Failure: Biden Goes on the Attack

    March 25th, 2020  |  27 mins 10 secs
    economy, elections, politics, stock market

    What happens when Donald Trump's great economy starts to dive? Joe Biden goes on the attack to point out the President's shortcomings and what they should do instead. Listen to this episode as we break down his response.

  • 61: The Virus Won't Have a Chance: Trump's Evening Address

    March 19th, 2020  |  27 mins 54 secs
    donald trump, policy, politics

    What happens when motivation fails to quell deep fears and when people are losing their minds? Trump's evening address gives us a persuasive example of why big picture thinking doesn't always work.

  • 60: Expunge the Records: Bernie Makes it Personal

    March 9th, 2020  |  33 mins 2 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, elections, politics, primaries

    How do you make politics personal? Have you ever known a politician that truly appealed directly to you? In this episode we listen to how Bernie Sanders captures strong rapport with his audience.

  • 59: Bernie's New Deal: The Nevada Speech

    March 3rd, 2020  |  32 mins 29 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, elections, politics, primaries

    How do politicians build hope for their ideas but stay away from the specifics that might ensnare them? We listen to Bernie Sanders in his Nevada rally as he riles up the crowd, pumping them full of energy for the fight to come.

  • 58: The State of Trump's Union

    February 19th, 2020  |  41 mins 1 sec
    elections, politics, state of the union

    What makes even the most controversial politicians sound regal and full of hope? In this episode we break down the techniques of speechwriters in Trump's latest State of the Union address.

  • 57: You Belong: Pete's Moment in Iowa

    February 9th, 2020  |  46 mins 13 secs
    elections, pete buttigieg, politics, primaries, victory speeches

    Have you ever felt alienated by politics, or like you don't belong? Pete Buttigieg has a message for you. We cover his victory speech in Iowa in this fascinating look at how to frame liberal ideas.

  • 56: It's Just Business: How Republicans View Trump's Impeachment

    February 4th, 2020  |  33 mins 6 secs
    elections, impeachment, politics, press conferences

    Is impeachment going to destroy the institution of the presidency? We break down some listener questions along with a Republican news conference in his exciting episode.

  • 55: Trial or Error: Trump's Impeachment Begins

    January 27th, 2020  |  28 mins 4 secs
    adam schiff, donald trump, elections, impeachment, politics

    When it comes to the trial of the highest office of the land, will the American people get a fair trial? Listen as master persuaders use direction of attention to convince you of the right decision, or the wrong one.

  • 54: The World's Top Terrorist: Trump Claims Victory

    January 18th, 2020  |  34 mins 29 secs
    donald trump, foreign policy, iran

    The US has won the war with Iran! In this episode Donald Trump contends that the Iranian people are celebrating the US victory, and this is our breakdown of his congratulatory speech.

  • 53: They Kill Our People, but I'm OK with It: Trump on Iran

    January 11th, 2020  |  38 mins 33 secs
    donald trump, foreign policy, iran, mike pompeo

    Is that spy story featuring deep intelligence and bad business based in fact, or just TV drama? Trump meets with the PM of Greece but it turns into a press conference about the killing of Iran's general Soleimani, and it reveals his intentions, motives, and persuasive tactics.

  • 52: Knocking Down the Ivory Tower: The Republicans Respond

    January 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 4 secs
    congressional hearings, elections, impeachment, politics

    How do Republicans deal with highly educated ivy league legal scholars telling them the president should be impeached? We hear from three House Republicans who vehemently fight back against witnesses and use rhetorical tricks to grab the upper hand.

  • 51: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

    December 19th, 2019  |  37 mins 17 secs
    congressional hearings, elections, impeachment, politics

    What is the definition of a fact, and how can you convey those facts with authority? Several law professors spar on the alleged high crimes of President Trump, on which they have fundamental disagreement, in our look at the impeachment inquiry hearings.

  • 50: Prison Reform and Immigration Policy of Pete Buttieg

    December 11th, 2019  |  26 mins 24 secs
    church, elections, pete buttigieg, politics, primaries

    Why is a mid-western white guy starting to become more popular with churchgoing black voters? Join us as we examine Pete Buttigieg's presidential speech at Rev. William Barber's Greensboro church.

  • 49: Buttigieg the Baptist: Mayor Pete Visits a Black Church

    December 6th, 2019  |  31 mins 26 secs
    church, elections, pete buttigieg, politics, primaries

    What happens when this moderate Democrat attends an African American Church to promote his presidency? Mayor Pete Buttigieg attends the Greenleaf Christian Church where he is asked questions by the audience who wants to know if he is for real.

  • 48: The Coup has Started, Impeachment Inquiry Continued

    November 30th, 2019  |  39 mins 43 secs
    chris stewart, elections, impeachment, jim jordan, politics

    Rep Chris Stewart tells us that the coup has started, and impeachment will follow. We listen to the minority counsel for the Republicans as they attempt to shape the narrative around the inquiry, along with more from Rep Jordan.