10 episodes

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.
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    • 4.7 • 47 Ratings

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.
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    Aren’t campaigns just television series?

    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.
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    • 51 min
    What can lawmakers learn from a yogurt maker?

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

    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.
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    • 45 min
    How can you make your event eventful?

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

    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.
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    • 43 min
    How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner?

    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.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Pingguo092401 ,

Recommend it for foreigners!!

It is very good for non-native English speaker. I’m an English foreigner. But I am always interesting at politics so I tried to listen to some politics podcast. But it’s hard to understand.
And I met Politics as unusual. It is just amazing podcast I ever seen. It’s not boring and they usually trying to speak easy words that everyone(even me) can understand.
I love this podcast💜💜💜
Sorry for my poor English skill 😭😭

PianistClea ,

Fresh and Insightful

Loving this podcast! Thanks for the unique, hopeful perspective!

BaseballFanaticJV ,

Awesome

Was nervous about trying a new “political” podcast, but Mr. Sheehan does a great job keeping it light and free flowing. The guests are unique, and their perspectives are different, which makes this an easy listen. This is a great chance to laugh with our current political climate, not at it. Recommended for both liberals and conservatives.

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