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.
February 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
donald trump, inoculation, nancy pelosi, rhyming, stacey abrams, state of the union, story telling, thematic appeals
What distinguishes a State of the Union address from other speeches? Donald Trump's recent State of the Union address borrowed a lot of powerful thematic ideas from modern-day progressives and politicians of the past. In this episode we break down his speech along with the story-based Democratic response by Stacey Abrams.