POLITICS AS UNUSUAL
POLITICS AS UNUSUAL
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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 politics, policy, and people through Alice’s looking glass. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aren’t campaigns just television series?
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 1, 2018
51 min
What can lawmakers learn from a yogurt maker?
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya discusses why running a successful business and running a successful campaign have far more in common than you might expect. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 25, 2018
56 min
Playing POTUS on TV and the big screen --- An actor’s take.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 18, 2018
45 min
How can you make your event eventful?
Award-winning Executive Producer Ricky Kirshner takes us behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of staging events that exceed expectations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 11, 2018
48 min
Speech-writing and speech-giving:How do you soar vs. crash & burn?
Best-selling author Susan Orlean joins the fray to suggest how to write and deliver a speech on the stump or anywhere else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 4, 2018
43 min
How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner?
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 27, 2018
57 min
How can a politician be funny on purpose?
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 20, 2018
50 min
What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers?
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 13, 2018
37 min
Historically speaking, are we doomed?
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 6, 2018
48 min
Introduction to Politics as Unusual
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 politics, policy, and people through Alice’s looking glass.Politics as Unusual launches September 6th. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aug 29, 2018
1 min