Episode 3: The Political Stage

Sarah Palin's turkey-slaughter and Kenny G is mistaken for Bill Clinton. Andrea Seabrook and Roman Mars explain the 7-1/2 secrets of political staging.  This is a joint episode between DecodeDC and 99% Invisible. Double the fun!

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I just listened to Episode 3. Really enjoyed it, particularly the part about Kenny G! BTW Andrea, I know you have gotten a few negative comments on iTunes review about your music in the episodes, but I really think it adds to the whole effect. The music foreshadowed and set up the Kenny G piece perfectly!

Lastly - I was looking for a 'Decode DC' FB page, and I ran across a 'DC Decoder' page. No relationship it would appear. So, are you planning to do FB as well or keep it on this page? Just wondered.

Looking forward to the next episode!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Owens

Well, just when I click the SUBMIT button, I realize that you DO have a Decode DC FB page (http://www.facebook.com/DecodeDC) My bad!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Owens

Thank you, Andrea! I covered one election cycle (2010 in Missouri) and the #1 lesson I learned was this contrast between an event's spontaneous appearance and the intense staging used to create it. You said in Politico's article that you were lied to daily. I wonder: Do you count this staging as a lie, also?

October 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandi R.

Awesome show. Please post any requests for assistance as I would sign up.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew


You want to know what's going on---what's really going on?
I thought you said you wanted to report on what's really going on. Kenny G? For real?????



November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindi Burkey

nothing that I did not already know.

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Jennings

You've hit on some big issues. It's frustrating that the big party election discussion is limited to sound bites.

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November 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentervarun

I do not consider you or Andrea an enemy. Rather, I am disappointed that what was promoted as a different and more incisive look at politics has turned out to be little more than a platform for a staunch liberal to spin issues in exactly the same way as hundreds of other sycophantic liberal media outlets.

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