Subliminally Correct

Subliminally Correct

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. ... Show More

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Alex Jones and Info Wars are back in this two-part episode, where we find out exactly how he manages to keep people listening, even after being banned on multiple platforms. Learn how he does it and how this applies to Donald Trump. In this episode we cover: How Alex Jones accidentally reveals something that might imply he has actual brain damage Why God makes an appearance in his episodes and what that says about his persuadabilit... Read more

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October 17, 2019 74 min

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, a key battleground state where the candidates who are still remaining are fighting it out to win votes, and the respect of the others on the stage. Take a listen to this episode to find out: Why... Read more

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In this episode we listen to clips from a joint press conference by Republican leadership in the wake of Nancy Pelosi announcing an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. We hear in this episode a high degree of spin from the Republicans, and persuasion skills are at the forefront! Take a listen to this episode to find out: The key transitional phrase that Republican leaders keep using in order to pace and lead the audience What Nanc... Read more

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September 19, 2019 64 min

In this episode we listen to important moments stemming from the third democratic debate, held on ABC news. We break down how both the moderators and the politicians influenced the debates, as well as influenced each other. Listen to this episode to learn: The secret behind the Yang Gang's popularity The PR reason that candidates are so keen to say that they love Obama, while simultaneously rejecting his policies. How Elizabeth... Read more

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In this episode we break down a Marianne Williamson campaign rally in San Francisco, where she covers many areas of her policy but more importantly how she thinks about the politics. We break down how she has managed to gain as much traction as she has, and analyze her persuasive communication. Listen to this episode to find out: Is Williamson's voice a helpful inspiration to bring new air to our political system, or is she ... Read more

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August 22, 2019 47 min

In this episode we listen to an NPR interview from a series called "On The Trail," done with Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 candidate for President. Take a listen to this one to learn: What Gabbard does with her voice repeatedly in order to seem more Presidential Why the way she addresses her potential influence with Russia reveals more than what she actually says, and a first hand experience with Russian bots on Twitter. How she is... Read more

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August 7, 2019 62 min

In this episode, we talk about Robert Mueller's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on whether the Trump campaign obstructed justice, and on the Russia investigation. In this episode we lead you through: Why Democrats and Republicans have vastly different ideas on the meaning of the hearing, the facts of the Mueller report, and how this will play out in 2020 How a key Republican talking point uses Mind Reading as a ... Read more

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We're back for the second night of the Democratic Debates. This one features some heavyweights - Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg. We've chosen to pick one segment from each issue/topic to analyze how the different candidates responded, and persuaded, one another and the audience. Listen to this episode to find out: How transitional phrases are used by multiple candidates to not answer questions, ... Read more

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In this episode we take a listen to the first night of the Democratic debates, which occurred over two nights. This is part one of our two-part episode. We've chosen to pick one segment from each issue/topic to analyze how the different candidates responded, as well as persuaded, one another and the audience. Listen to this episode to find out: The hypnotic technique of revivification and how it is used to do a conversational r... Read more

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June 26, 2019 76 min

An upcomer in the Democratic primaries, Pete Buttigieg, recently did an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS's Face the Nation. We are able in this episode to understand how Mayor Pete has gained so much traction in the race due to his midwestern style of communicating and how he uses metaphors and values. In this episode learn: Why Pete says we need "new voices" and how it relates to one irrevocable quality of a cand... Read more

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With just five minutes apiece, nineteen democratic candidates faced off on the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame event. In this episode we take a look at three candidates that we haven't covered as much: Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. Learn: Why we call Cory Booker the Football Coach How "Mayor Pete" utilizes example language to address policy stances to slide in to the mind of the listener Elizabeth Warr... Read more

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May 29, 2019 62 min

On this episode we take a look at Joe Biden's recent 2020 campaign rally in Philadelphia. Biden has been a favorite to run for many people, and we see how he leans upon this strengths and dismisses his weaknesses in this speech. Listen to this episode to learn: Why Biden's theme music was so carefully chosen for this venue, and what it conveys Historical framing back to Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, and the Declar... Read more

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We're joined by Emma Kraus, a digital strategist who specializes in campaign social media, email, and peer-to-peer texting. We ask Emma our burning questions about digital fundraising and campaign ads, including: Who is being most effective at using ads currently, and whether some campaigns are better at digital fundraising than others. The sneaky Facebook strategy that both Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar use to sign people up... Read more

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This episode is all about Attorney General William Barr and the recent press conference he held immediately before releasing Bob Mueller's report on Russian interferance in 2016 and the Trump Campaign's cooperation. It's a fascinating speech and really highlights how slight of voice from one public official can alter your thoughts on issues of national importance. In this episode learn: * How Barr loads his remarks with... Read more

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In this episode we are joined by Tara Swords, an executive coach and communications consultant who works on political campaigns in order to strengthen the personal communication skills of politicians. We explore her experiences with coaching candidates and how we all can learn from their experiences. Learn: Why empathy is so powerful as a tool to establish rapport The top mistakes politicans make in communicating, and how to correc... Read more

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March 30, 2019 56 min

With the recent release of the Mueller Report, both Republicans and Democrats are scrambling to frame the message in their own ways, however the Republicans are much more vocal about it! In this episode we break down some of the most recent press conferences and talking points. Learn: Why reframing and spin was such a key part of this "victory lap" The use of numbers to imply a greater level of certainty than is actually th... Read more

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March 15, 2019 63 min

Michael Cohen recently appeared before the House Oversight and Reform committee jostling with members of both sides of the isle about his work for President Trump. In this episode we break down some of the most persuasive parts of his hearing so you can find out: What the main goals of both Democrats and Republicans were for this hearing How the drama of the political process was carefully planned and thought-out Cohen and his lawy... Read more

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March 4, 2019 64 min

Bernie Sanders has launched his bid for the presidency, again. What will make it different this time around and what is his messaging to his supporters? In this episode we break down Bernie's announcement video for the presidency, as well as his ads. You will learn: Why Bernie's plan to get to "1 Million Volunteers" was so easy for him to achieve How the hypnotic principle of Pyramiding of Suggestions is used to bui... Read more

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February 17, 2019 79 min

What distinguishes a State of the Union address from other speeches? While we have talked in the past about Donald Trump's many styles depending on whom he is addressing and where, this one may take the cake. In this episode we analyze his address, and take a listen to the Democratic response by Stacey Abrams from Georgia. You will learn: Why Donald Trump is now taking instructions from progressives about how to give speeches ... Read more

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February 3, 2019 55 min

Kamala Harris is one of the latest to announce her campaign for the presidency, and she begins with a rally in Oakland, CA, her hometown. In her rally she recounts her journey to where she is now, and where she sees herself and the country going. Learn in this episode: Why Kamala Harris' campaign slogan works better in the minds of voters than Hillary Clinton's campaign slogans How she uses artfully vague value words to ins... Read more

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