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POLITICS AS UNUSUAL

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With breaking news breaks into breaking news, it’s getting exhausting. There’s a need for an entertaining ‘seventh-inning stretch’ in the 24/7 news cycle to ask unusual questions from not-your-average guests, like: What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers? How can politicians get a laugh and not get laughed at? How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner? Host Michael Sheehan's ability to help people communicate at the highest possible level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect." It's politics, policy, and people through the looking glass on Politics as Unusual.

With breaking news breaks into breaking news, it’s getting exhausting. There’s a need for an entertaining ‘seventh-inning stretch’ in the 24/7 news cycle to ask unusual questions from not-your-average guests, like: What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers? How can politicians get a laugh and not get laughed at? How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner? Host Michael Sheehan's ability to help people communicate at the highest possible level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect." It's politics, policy, and people through the looking glass on Politics as Unusual.
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With breaking news breaks into breaking news, it’s getting exhausting. There’s a need for an entertaining ‘seventh-inning stretch’ in the 24/7 news cycle to ask unusual questions from not-your-average guests, like: What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers? How can politicians get a laugh and not get laughed at? How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner? Host Michael Sheehan's ability to help people communicate at the highest possible level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect." It's politics, policy, and people through the looking glass on Politics as Unusual.

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English


Episodes

Aren’t campaigns just television series?

11/1/2018
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The West Wing Executive Producer/Writer Eli Attie helps us do a side-by-side comparison of television series to political campaigns and sees there’s a lot in common.

Duration:00:51:28

What can lawmakers learn from a yogurt maker?

10/25/2018
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Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya discusses why running a successful business and running a successful campaign have far more in common than you might expect.

Duration:00:56:46

Playing POTUS on TV and the big screen --- An actor’s take.

10/18/2018
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Three-time Emmy nominee Kate Burton (Scandal) shares the actor’s perspective on playing the President or Vice-President of the United States, historical or fictional.

Duration:00:45:26

How can you make your event eventful?

10/11/2018
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Award-winning Executive Producer Ricky Kirshner takes us behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of staging events that exceed expectations.

Duration:00:49:03

Speech-writing and speech-giving:How do you soar vs. crash & burn?

10/4/2018
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Best-selling author Susan Orlean joins the fray to suggest how to write and deliver a speech on the stump or anywhere else.

Duration:00:43:41

How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner?

9/27/2018
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Legendary basketball coach P.J. Carlesimo shares his expertise in turning losing teams into winning ones as Host MichaelSheehan adapts the coach’s playbook for politics.

Duration:00:57:10

How can a politician be funny on purpose?

9/20/2018
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Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal agrees with the adage “death is easy, but comedy is hard.’ So how can politicians get a laugh and not get laughed at? The secrets of funny are revealed.

Duration:00:50:10

What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers?

9/13/2018
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Former SNL writer Barry Blaustein agrees that politics is comparable to WrestleMania these days. The writer of Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming To America’ and ‘The Nutty Professor,’ joins us for a funny and fascinating comparison of what candidates need to do and what pro wrestlers are so good at.

Duration:00:37:34

Historically speaking, are we doomed?

9/6/2018
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International stand-up star Eddie Izzard takes on the old saying ‘those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ Eddie takes us through a funny, irreverent, and informative look at today’s politics through the lens of the past.

Duration:00:45:52

Introduction to Politics as Unusual

8/29/2018
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Host Michael Sheehan's ability to help people communicate at the highest level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect." With breaking news happening constantly, Sheehan looks outside the 24/7 news cycle to wonder what politicians can learn from professional wrestlers. How politicians can get laughs, intentionally, with advice from renowned comedians. And how losing candidates can be turned into winning ones with insight from legendary professional sports coaches. It's...

Duration:00:01:21