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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  • 47: Jim Jordan's Tongue Twisters and the Impeachment Inquiry

    November 22nd, 2019  |  35 mins 16 secs
    donald trump, elections, impeachment, jim jordan, politics

    In the first impeachment hearings, we examine congressman Jim Jordan's methods of persuasion and influence, along with a press conference clip featuring President Trump's framing of the whole process.

  • 46: They're Making Their Move: Alex Jones and Info Wars Pt 2

    November 15th, 2019  |  18 mins 57 secs
    alex jones, james comey, politics, rhetoric

    Why do rational people listen to irrational things? Conspiracy-theory laced TV host Alex Jones is featured on this episode where we discuss the Info Wars he claims are happening.

  • 45: Demon with a Red Wig: Alex Jones and Info Wars Pt 1

    November 8th, 2019  |  33 mins 45 secs
    alex jones, donald trump, metaphor, politics, rhetoric

    Alex Jones and Info Wars are back in this episode, where we find out exactly how he manages to keep people listening and under his influence, even after being banned on multiple platforms. Learn how he does it and also how this applies to Donald Trump.

  • 44: The American People Aren't Wrong

    October 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    debates, elections, politics

    Are the American people wrong for wanting a change in our government, in wanting a choice in their healthcare, and in which wars we engage in? In this episode we take a listen to the key points of the New York Times / CNN debates in Ohio, where the remaining candidates square off.

  • Episode 43: Did the Republicans Lie about the Impeachment Inquiry?

    October 3rd, 2019  |  50 mins 57 secs
    conferences, donald trump, impeachment, politics, republicans

    Everyone is talking about impeachment! But how do the Republicans frame the whistleblower report and spin the message into their favor? Which members of Republican leadership are more skilled than the others, and who can twist the facts into the most appealing light? Listen to learn how they do it and so much more!

  • Episode 42: The Third Democratic Debate

    September 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    2020, debates, elections, nlp, politics

    What creates a win on the debate stage? Is it a candidates age, their quips to another person, or their charisma? Or is it the way they message and use language? We explore these themes in this episode on the third democratic debate of 2019.

  • 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?