POLITICS AS UNUSUAL show

POLITICS AS UNUSUAL

Summary: 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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 Aren’t campaigns just television series? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:28

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 What can lawmakers learn from a yogurt maker? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:46

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya discusses why running a successful business and running a successful campaign have far more in common than you might expect. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Playing POTUS on TV and the big screen --- An actor’s take. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:26

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 How can you make your event eventful? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:14

Award-winning Executive Producer Ricky Kirshner takes us behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of staging events that exceed expectations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Speech-writing and speech-giving:How do you soar vs. crash & burn? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:41

Best-selling author Susan Orlean joins the fray to suggest how to write and deliver a speech on the stump or anywhere else. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 How can you turn a losing candidate into a winner? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:11

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 How can a politician be funny on purpose? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:10

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 What can political candidates learn from professional wrestlers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:34

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Historically speaking, are we doomed? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:25

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Introduction to Politics as Unusual | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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