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

  • Episode 22: Mid-Term Victory Speeches, Part 2

    December 9th, 2018  |  46 mins 31 secs
    ayanna presley, beto o'rourke, elections, midterms, politics, speeches

    In the second part of our mid-term victory speech series, we're taking a look at speeches on the left by Beto O'Rourke and Ayanna Presley. These speeches are extraordinary examples of thematic structures, metaphor, and symbolism.

  • Episode 21: Mid-Term Victory Speeches, Part 1

    November 23rd, 2018  |  48 mins 58 secs
    alexandria ocasio-cortez, elections, midterms, politics, rhetoric, speeches, ted cruz

    In this two-part episode we take a look at some of the best victory and concession speeches from the midterm elections by both parties. Here, in part one we break down victory speeches from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, and Ted Cruz from Texas.

  • Episode 20: Oprah's Speech and the Midterm Elections

    November 11th, 2018  |  52 mins 25 secs
    2018, blue wave, campaign ads, commercials, elections, governors race, midterms, oprah winfrey, speeches

    We take a look at a fantastic speech given by Oprah Winfrey for Stacy Abrams in the Georgia Gubernatorial race, as well as some of the most influential midterm election ads and the impact they may have had.

  • Episode 19: The Kavanaugh Hearings, Part 2: The Judge Strikes Back

    October 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    amy klobuchar, brett kavanaugh, cory booker, diane feinstein, lindsey graham, me too, senate, supreme court, ted cruz, thom tillis

    Was Brett Kavanaugh lying in his Senate hearing? In this episode we delve into his congressional testimony after Blasey-Ford aired her accusations and analyze his body language, voice tone, and congruence. We also take a look back at the first day of congressional testimony where senators are persuasively setting the stage. This is part 2 of a two-part series.

  • Episode 18: The Kavanaugh Hearings, Part 1: Ford's Testimony

    October 12th, 2018  |  55 mins 2 secs
    breet kavanaugh, congress, corey booker, elections, hearings, kampala harris, politics, senate, supreme court

    In this episode we drill down into the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Christine Blasey-Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. We examine her story and it's nonverbal elements, along with how the situation has been politicized by the senators.

  • Episode 17: NRA-TV

    September 28th, 2018  |  37 mins 58 secs
    2nd amendment, barack obama, brett kavanaugh, chicago, gun rights, national rifle association, nra, oliver north

    The NRA has a vice-grip on our current political environment on the issue of guns. In this episode we explore the persuasion tactics of the National Rifle Association's TV channel; we break down how they use rhyming, repetition, and rhetoric to win the hearts and minds of gun issue voters and what makes their tactics so controversial.

  • Episode 16: THANKS OBAMA

    September 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    democrats, elections, obama, politics, republicans, trump, university of illinois

    We've talked a lot about President Obama's persuasive speech patterns on this show, but how would you like to hear them for yourself? This episode Obama goes on the attack in a campaign speech criticizing Trump and the Republicans and we break down what makes him a particularly gifted and persuasive speaker.

  • Episode 15: If You're Gonna Run in Texas

    August 31st, 2018  |  40 mins 42 secs
    beta o'rourke, elections, house of cards, pledge of allegiance, politics, ted cruz, texas, us senate

    In this fascinating episode we take a journey down to the Lone Star State where a high-profile Senate race heavy in persuasion is being run by the incumbent Ted Cruz (R) and his challenger Beto O'Rourke (D). We deconstruct the ads each side is running and how they contribute to framing the debate.

  • Episode 14: Weekend at Bernie's

    August 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins
    2016 primaries, bernie sanders, campaigns, donald trump, hillary clinton, minorities in politics, political rhetoric, progressives

    What was the magic that allowed Bernie Sanders galvanize so many young progressives to his cause? In this episode we sit down with a former Bernie staffer to discuss which influence tools Bernie used repeatedly, both effectively and not.

  • Episode 13: How to Win Votes and Influence People

    August 3rd, 2018  |  54 mins 45 secs
    2008 pennsylvania primary, ai, analyst institute, campaigns, elections, notre dame, obama, persuasion, politics, sales tactics, social pressure, voter behavior

    There's a fascinating, recent trend in politics... using new, scientifically proven tactics that leverage the power of deliberate, face-to-face social pressure to influence voters. But would you believe they also use those psychological devices on staff and volunteers as well? Learn valuable tactics you might even use yourself!

  • Episode 12: Discourse, with Special Guest Adam Lisagor

    July 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    2016 election, adam lisagor, bernie sanders, dialogue, discourse, donald trump, elections, facilitation, politics, sandwich video, silicon valley

    Renowned Silicon Valley video producer, Adam Lisagor joins us this week for a truly special episode all about his new project called Discourse. What happens when two people from opposite ends of the political spectrum sit down face-to-face, heart-to-heart with no motive other than to gain a deeper understanding of the other's values? Adam did just that and recorded it all. Find out the lessons he learned and what it means for the rest of us!

  • Episode 11: Obama's Rhetorical Model, with Special Guest Michael Reitzes

    July 6th, 2018  |  50 mins 31 secs
    2008 presidential campaign, 2012 presidential campaign, barack obama, bernie sanders, donald trump, elections, hillary clinton, mitt romney, politics

    President Obama is widely recognized as a highly effective public speaker. But what made him so good? We speak with veteran campaign consultant and scholar, Michael Reitzes who worked on President Obama's campaigns in '08 and '12 about a study he produced analyzing Obama's persuasive speech patterns.

  • Episode 10: Alex Jones & Info Wars

    June 22nd, 2018  |  40 mins 53 secs
    alex jones, alt-right, conspiracy theories, elections, info wars, politics, survivalists

    Ever talk to that one friend you have who believes all the conspiracy theories and ask yourself, "Where did they get all of these crazy ideas?" Well we did, and we tracked it down to Alex Jones and Info Wars – where fringe, alt-right survivalists are given the foundation for the next conspiratorial movement. We break down one of his episodes and show you how he sells his ideas... and his products.

  • Episode 9: The Milton Model Pt. 1

    June 8th, 2018  |  45 mins 20 secs
    donald trump, elections, hnlp, language patterns, milton erickson, neuro-linguistics, nlp, politics, twitter

    What does a pioneering psychiatrist born in 1901 and Donald Trump have in common? More than you might think! In this episode we explore how Milton Erickson, the father of modern hypnotic language patterns, influenced a lot of contemporary persuasive speaking techniques – especially in politics. What is it about Ericksonian speaking patterns that create deep, persuasive change in a person and how can politicians, or even yourself, use them to be more influential?

  • Episode 8: The Trump Show Pt. 2

    May 25th, 2018  |  39 mins 53 secs
    body language, charisma, donald trump, elections, influence, michigan, politics, rally

    Part 2! This episode is all about Donald Trump and a recent rally he held in Michigan. Many people on the other side say they don't understand why his supporters are so passionate, or how he can get so much conviction and belief from those listening to him. We examine his words and actions to show you exactly why he is seen as so charismatic to so many people. This is part two of a two-part episode.

  • Episode 7: The Trump Show Pt. 1

    May 11th, 2018  |  45 mins 18 secs
    body language, charisma, debbie stabenow, donald trump, elections, influence, michigan, politics, rally

    This episode is all about Donald Trump and a recent rally he held in Michigan. Many people on the other side say they don't understand why his supporters are so passionate, or how he can get so much conviction and belief from those listening to him. We examine his words and actions to show you exactly why he is seen as so charismatic to so many people. This is part one of a two-part episode.