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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.