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June 24, 2020 70 min

Samara chats with one of the all-time greatest speechwriters (she wrote for Barack and then Michelle all eight years they were in the White House, and before that Hillary!) and gets loads of delicious tips on world-changing speechwriting and room-changing delivery: what it really means to show not tell, how to start and how to structure the damn thing, and Sarah’s best advice for sounding like a real person up there and not “disembodied authority voice.” Plus they discuss her latest book on Judaism and how to be a good human.

 

Anne Deavere Smith’s book Talk to Me: penguinrandomhouse.com/books/168772/talk-to-me-by-anna-deavere-smith/

Sarah Hurwitz’s book Here All Along: penguinrandomhouse.com/books/572627/here-all-along-by-sarah-hurwitz/

More on Martin Buber: brainpickings.org/2018/03/18/i-and-thou-martin-buber/

More info on honoring native lands: usdac.us/nativeland


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