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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Episodes

  • 71: The Enemies of Freedom: Reagan Steps In

    June 29th, 2020  |  29 mins 18 secs
    elections, historical, inaugurations, politics, speeches

    What happens when someone uses random events in the world to construct the idea that it was all a predestined, blessed occurrence? Ronald Reagan tells us about the things that are happening in his world, that must have been predestined, in his 1981 inaugural address.

  • 70: Reagan's Nation: The Transition of Power

    June 17th, 2020  |  37 mins 8 secs
    elections, inaugurations, politics, ronald reagan

    When Ronald Reagan appeared on the scene after Jimmy Carter's one-term presidency, the American people had an adjustment period to make. Listen as Reagan sells us his vision but also distinguishes himself from the policies of the past.

  • 69: Caught in the Cookie Jar: Biden Taunts Ryan

    May 29th, 2020  |  44 mins 49 secs
    debates, elections, historical speeches, politics

    What happens when a powerful, seasoned debater comes up against a fiery young upstart? Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go at it on issues of entitlements, taxes, abortion and war.

  • 68: The Logic Trap: Biden Spars with Ryan

    May 17th, 2020  |  32 mins 34 secs
    debates, elections, historical speeches, politics

    How have Joe Biden's debating tactics changed over the years, and what has made him persuasive in the eyes of his supporters? In the 2012 VP debates with Paul Ryan, he dominated the airtime and played up to the sympathies of the moderator.

  • 67: A Spark of Possibility: Bill Clinton's Inaugural Address

    May 6th, 2020  |  34 mins 7 secs
    bill clinton, elections, historical speeches, politics

    Have you ever wondered how to make your speaking sound like the most persuasive politicians? Listen to how Bill Clinton in his second term creates an inspirational feeling among the audience, while alluding to policy points.

  • 66: A Free People Must Choose: Bill Clinton's Inaugural Address

    April 28th, 2020  |  43 mins 30 secs
    bill clinton, historical speeches, politics

    Has American built bonds with nations that were once our adversaries? Our look backward to Bill Clinton's second inaugural address gives in an insight into politics and consciousness at the time, and how his message was catered to a centrist audience.

  • 65: Obama's Famous Speech on Race: Part 2, with Special Guest Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting

    April 19th, 2020  |  54 mins 16 secs
    barack obama, elections, historical speeches, politics, rhetoric

    Our fascinating conversation continues! We break down one of Obama's most pivotal and influential speeches of all time with our guest, Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the author of The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union."

  • 64: Obama's Famous Speech on Race: Part 1, with Special Guest Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting

    April 12th, 2020  |  51 mins 44 secs
    barack obama, elections, historical speeches, politics, rhetoric

    Don't miss one of our best episodes yet! We break down one of Obama's most pivotal and influential speeches of all time with our guest, Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the author of The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union."

  • 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.