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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  • 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.

  • Episode 6: The Zuckerberg Hearings

    April 27th, 2018  |  47 mins 31 secs
    aleksandrkogan, cambridge analytica, congress, elections, facebook, facebook data breach, facebook data leak, hearings, house of representatives, politics, senate, zuckerberg

    Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress. We break down audio clips to explain many of the subconsciously persuasive devices being used to distract or entrap.

  • Episode 5: To Serve and Persuade, with Special Guest Rintu Basu

    April 13th, 2018  |  55 mins 39 secs
    britain, law enforcement, london, nlp, persuasion skills black book, police, policing, policy, rintu basu, uk

    We speak with Rintu Basu, best selling author of the Persuasion Skills Black Black Book, about his time training British police forces to use persuasion and influence techniques to gain compliance from suspects and the types of mental and cultural framings built around policing in the US and the UK.

  • Episode 4: Not Your Average Voter Myth

    March 30th, 2018  |  52 mins 42 secs
    average voter myth, connor lamb, elections, lulu garcia-navarro, national public radio, npr, pa 18, pennsylvania, politics, renee montagne, rick saccone

    A must-listen episode where we break apart a story from NPR in which they travel to Pennsylvania to talk to "average voters" about the issues most important to them in the recent special election. Although to the untrained ear these voters may seem like they're talking about the issues, we teach you to read the unconscious cues in their voices and break down the myth of the "average voter".

  • Episode 3: People Focused, Data Driven with Special Guest Luke Riley

    March 16th, 2018  |  49 mins 2 secs
    analytics, bernie sanders, cambridge analytica, data, donald trump, hillary clinton, politics, voting

    Ever wondered how campaigns choose the people they target with their message and why? Our guest, Luke Riley was on the inside of Hillary Clinton's data operation and he gives us the inside story about how campaigns and firms like Cambridge Analytica use consumer data to build predictive models of your voting behavior.

  • Episode 2: How the Message Gets Made, With Special Guest Peter Koltak

    February 28th, 2018  |  48 mins 32 secs
    barack obama, bernie sanders, communications, donald trump, government, hillary clinton, messaging, peter koltak, politics, press, us congress

    We talk with Peter Koltak, Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman about the process behind crafting an effective campaign message and look back at all the ways it went well or ended poorly.

  • Episode 1: Biden's Speech and the 2016 Election

    February 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2016, bernie sanders, donald trump, election, government, hillary clinton, hypnosis, hypnotism, joe biden, politics

    In our first episode we break down the hypnotic language patterns of Joe Biden in a recent speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Then we get into the persuasive tactics used by candidates in the 2016 presidential election.