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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.

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.
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Washington, DC

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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.

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Episodes

Episode 20: Oprah's Speech and the Midterm Elections

11/11/2018
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In this episode we tackle the midterm elections, and in particular a speech that Oprah gave in Georgia in support of Stacey Abrams. Then we break down some of the most influential midterm campaign ads from both Republican and Democratic senators. Highlights include: How speaking directly to an audience that has already bought into your message makes it possible to persuade more directly Pacing and leading statements and the impact that tonality has Call-backs to Gospel music and shared...

Duration:00:52:25

Episode 19: The Kavanaugh Hearings, Part 2: The Judge Strikes Back

10/26/2018
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Was Brett Kavanaugh lying in his Senate hearing? And how might we tell if he was? In part two of our series of the Kavanaugh hearings, we step into how Kavanaugh himself responds to the hearing and allegations, as well as how senators were framing their ideas. We also get to some listener questions. Learn in this episode: What Kavanaugh's body language, vocal qualities, and wording suggests about his guilt or innocence. Whether the Republicans made a smart move by having Ms. Mitchell, the...

Duration:01:08:08

Episode 18: The Kavanaugh Hearings, Part 1: Ford's Testimony

10/12/2018
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The United States has a new Supreme Court Justice: Brett Kavanaugh, but many people are still asking why he was allowed to ascend to the highest court in the land. The sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey-Ford and others rocked the nomination hearing process, and so in this first part of a two-part episode, we examine: Blasey-Ford's testimony, her non-verbal responses, and how to tell if someone is being truthful by their responses; How Ms. Mitchell, the prosecutor tasked by...

Duration:00:55:02

Episode 17: NRA-TV

9/28/2018
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The NRA has a vice-grip on our current political environment on the issue of guns, but how do they do it? In this episode we explore: The controversial tactics they use to persuade supporters, and how that changes with who is in office How they use rhyming and repetition to create a powerful message Why their "We the People" message from the Constitition's preamble is being used so persuasively How gun deaths are framed in order to lobby for expanded gun rights The way they use music and...

Duration:00:37:58

Episode 16: THANKS OBAMA

9/14/2018
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We all know President Obama is a talented public speaker. But how exactly? In this episode, we break down President Obama's mid-term campaign rally speech at the University of Illinois where he is framing the Trump White House in a particular way. Here are a few of the highlights covered during this show: Why those invested in what Obama calls "The Politics of Fear" will do anything to hold onto their gains 'Unity' vs 'Either/Or' patterns of breaking people apart Tying positive thematic...

Duration:01:02:29

Episode 15: If You're Gonna Run in Texas

8/31/2018
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In this fascinating episode we step into the high-profile Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz (R) and Beto O'Rourke (D). Each side is running scathing ads against the other, and these ads are heavy in persuasive devices. We break down: How Ted Cruz hijacks a popular country song in order to damage his opponent's reputation The way Beto O'Rourke is somehow able to successfullly deliver a viral speech in the language of African American civil rights leaders Using artfully vague language to...

Duration:00:40:42

Episode 14: Weekend at Bernie's, with Special Guest Sean Ward

8/17/2018
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In the 2016 primaries, Bernie Sanders became a major contender and came close to being the Democratic nominee for President. He ran with the intention of pushing the party further left, and some would say he succeeded. In this episode we sit down with Sean Ward, 2016 Bernie Staffer in 4 states and Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary in Nevada, to talk about Bernie; his success, and answers to questions that are rarely asked, including: Which neuroscience-based persuasion tools Bernie used...

Duration:01:19:42

Episode 13: How to Win Votes and Influence People

8/3/2018
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We all know campaigns are about persuading voters. But what if the staff and volunteers of those campaigns were also being influenced themselves... to be better influencers. This episode we dive into a recent trend in political campaigns that involves leveraging scientifically proven psychological tactics to influence voters. We also discuss how the same tactics are being used to produce better staff and volunteers! What's the difference between a door knock that raises a voter's liklihood...

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 12: Discourse, with Special Guest Adam Lisagor

7/20/2018
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You don't want to miss this episode! Renowned Silicon Valley video producer, Adam Lisagor (http://www.subliminallycorrect.com/guests/adamlisagor) joins us this week for a truly special episode all about his new project called Discourse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDwCSbVXejM). After the 2016 election, Adam sought a way to bring our divided country together two people at a time. By sitting down members of opposite ends of the political spectrum face-to-face, heart-to-heart with no motive...

Duration:01:02:41

Episode 11: Obama's Rhetorical Model, with Special Guest Michael Reitzes

7/6/2018
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President Obama was widely recognized as a highly effective public speaker. From his soaring 2004 Democratic Convention speech that put him on the map to his historical presidential campaigns, Obama has repeatedly demonstrated a remarkable ability to inspire the masses. But what made him so good? We speak with veteran campaign consultant and scholar, Michael Reitzes (http://www.subliminallycorrect.com/guests/michaelreitzes) who worked on President Obama's campaigns in 2008 and 2012 about a...

Duration:00:50:31

Episode 10: Alex Jones & Info Wars

6/22/2018
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Ever talk to that one friend you have who believes all the conspiracy theories and ask yourself, "Where did they get all of these crazy ideas?" Well we did, and we tracked it down to Alex Jones and Info Wars (https://www.infowars.com) – where fringe, alt-right survivalists are given the foundation for the next conspiratorial movement. Find out how Alex Jones masterfully weaves in narratives, characters, storylines, and dramatic music to tell a tale of conspiracies to exterminate white...

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 9: The Milton Model Pt. 1

6/8/2018
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What does a pioneering psychiatrist born in 1901 and Donald Trump have in common? More than you might think! In this episode we explore how Milton Erickson, an American Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist, practiced persuasive linguistic techniques that were later popularized and used in sales, advertising, and even politics. Erickson was a true pioneer in hypnosis and therapeutic interventions, but his contribution to hypnotic language may be what he is most well-known for. How do contemporary...

Duration:00:45:20

Episode 8: The Trump Show Pt. 2

5/25/2018
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Part Two of a two-part episode! Donald Trump delivers a speech (https://youtu.be/hC6iUImb1Xw) at a campaign rally in Michigan and thousands of his supporters are whipped into a frenzy of support. But how? We explore how Trump is able to pull this off and deliver such charismatic rallies that build unwavering support from so many conservatives. What does he do or say that can bring people to have such an emotional attachment to a politician? How is he able to change their minds to agree with...

Duration:00:39:52

Episode 7: The Trump Show Pt. 1

5/11/2018
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Part one of a two-part episode! Donald Trump delivers a speech (https://youtu.be/hC6iUImb1Xw) at a campaign rally in Michigan and thousands of his supporters are whipped into a frenzy of support. But how? We explore how Trump is able to pull this off and deliver such charismatic rallies that build unwavering support from so many conservatives. What does he do or say that can bring people to have such an emotional attachment to a politician? How is he able to change their minds to agree with...

Duration:00:45:18

Episode 6: The Zuckerberg Hearings

4/27/2018
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We've all seen it before, some new scandal occurs and the CEO of a major corporation is hauled before Congress to testify and defend their company. What you may not have seen before is what often goes unnoticed – all the linguistic tactics they use to entrap the witness or distract from the issues at hand. In this episode, we make it simple for you by going through all the best moments of the Zuckerberg hearings to give you the ability to cut through the noise and hear what's really going...

Duration:00:47:31

Episode 5: To Serve and Persuade, with Special Guest Rintu Basu

4/13/2018
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What if a hypnotist was training your local police force to be more compelling? What if criminals were turning themselves in, not because they felt remorse or feared arrest, but rather because their community police officer used certain linguistic techniques to convince them it was their only option? What if we told you this was already happening? Our guest this week is Rintu Basu (http://www.subliminallycorrect.com/guests/rintubasu), accidental best selling author of the Persuasion Skills...

Duration:00:55:39

Episode 4: Not Your Average Voter Myth

3/30/2018
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You know those news stories where they gather a group of "regular Americans" around a kitchen table to ask them what issues are most important to them? What if we broke down one of those stories from NPR (https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=590670040:590670101) and told you there's actually a lot more going on in their discussions than their supposed focus on the issues? How would you like to be able to read between the lines of their language patterns to uncover the connections their minds...

Duration:00:52:42

Episode 3: People Focused, Data Driven with Special Guest Luke Riley

3/16/2018
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This episode we chat about the methodology behind predicting voter behavior with special guest, Luke Riley (http://subliminallycorrect.com/guests/lukeriley) who worked in Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn data operation. We start by exploring how campaigns and firms like Cambridge Analytica build a predictive mathematical model of the electorate using consumer data and polling. Then we discuss how this process played out with the dynamics of the 2016 election. Can the best data in the world make up...

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 2: How the Message Gets Made, With Special Guest Peter Koltak

2/28/2018
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Episode Two is all about the inside process of crafting an effective campaign message! This is an insightful chat with special guest, Peter Koltak; Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman and accomplished expert in political communications about how a campaign message evolves from a half-baked idea into a finished talking point. We explore the concept of collective political mythologies within different segments of American culture. Finally we examine the relationship between the message and...

Duration:00:48:32

Episode 1: Biden's Speech and the 2016 Election

2/28/2018
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Welcome to the first episode of Subliminally Correct! We start by introducing your hosts Alexander Dobranic (http://www.subliminallycorrect.com/hosts/alex) and Taylor Sherman (http://www.subliminallycorrect.com/hosts/taylor), and talk about the genesis of this podcast and how it came to be. Then we really break down the hypnotic language patterns used by Joe Biden in a recent speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (https://youtu.be/4GQKHqLGgZM?t=7m18s). Finally we get into a deep...

Duration:01:15:43