rhetoric

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Anti-Abortion Language Shapes Pro-Choice Advocacy

The anti-abortion camp coined many of the words we use to talk about abortion, leaving our understanding of the practice shaped by an inherent bias against it.
VICE Staff
4.12.19
Trump Talk

Trump has a problem criticizing people who say nice things about him

Ben Craw
Oliver Noble
8.15.17
Doctor's Note

Cancer Is Not a War

"We don't speak of a person’s glorious fight with arthritis or epic battle against high blood pressure."
Jalal Baig, MD
7.24.17
Organ Donation

How to Persuade Someone to Become an Organ Donor

A short video more than quintupled signups for one organization.
Jay Heinrichs
7.18.17
anxiety

How to Seem Witty Even if You're Not

Relax, introverts: Crafting a comeback shouldn't induce anxiety.
Jay Heinrichs
6.22.17
Power Play

How to Manipulate a Power Tripper

Start with his deepest need.
Jay Heinrichs
6.1.17
You're Smarter Than That

There's a Formula for Detecting Bullshit

And it's worked for more than 3,000 years.
Jay Heinrichs
5.23.17
populism

How to talk like a populist

Criticism of the elite and references to “the people" are common in populist rhetoric. But whether a populist leader champions liberal or conservative policies, the key is to be consistent.
Milena Mikael-Debass
5.9.17
damage control

How to Recover From a Major Screwup

A persuasion expert shows you how to apologize—without having to say you're sorry.
Jay Heinrichs
4.11.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Are Trump's "unfiltered" remarks actually meticulously crafted propaganda? We asked a speech expert

“Its called bullshit and the art of crap-detecting and that is the essence of what we ought to be doing.”
Michael Moynihan
3.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump TV Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

The Republican nominee's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly met with a media startup investor to discuss the possibility of creating a Trump news network.
Lauren Messman
10.17.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Sean Hannity and the Art of Selling a Mirage

Hannity is an inoffensive looking Trojan horse filled with rancid opinions, making his way to the stage next to presidential candidates.
John Saward
8.23.16
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