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267 Daniel B. French - Ethical Persuasion & Mastering Rhetoric
10th July 2021 • Podcast Junkies - Conversations with Fascinating Podcasters • Harry Duran
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06:00 – Harry welcomes to the show, Daniel B. French, who shares his background growing up in Kentucky and talks about the modern version of rhetoric

16:12 – Dan discusses the awakening he underwent during his education and tells the story of the four academics who came to speak at his school

21:24 – Dan talks about the power of persuasion and shares why he wrote his book, The 21 Coliseums of Persuasion

30:27 – Dan and Harry talk about navigating through conversations without ‘triggering’ people and expounds on other Coliseums of Persuasion

37:22 – Dan shares the story of how he got involved in comedy

43:20 – How Dan’s eclectic background in comedy and rhetoric has impacted his parenting

50:58 – Dan chronicles his growth as a podcast host

59:25 – What is something that Dan has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about Dan

1:03:09 – Dan speculates on the future of our society

1:06:52 – Harry thanks Dan for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him


“The simplest definition of rhetoric is that it’s the study of hyper-designed messages.”(12:20)

“I always have that orientation, but it’s that working class orientation. If you’re going to teach me something, I need to have a use for it.” (19:11)

“Everybody on the left who thinks that they’re being rational are not being rational. They are, at best, partially rational or pseudo-rational. So, the project I’m working on now is a logic primer for people to train people in actual logic so they can clean up their own act and use it better.” (28:13)

“There’s so many things in a comedy club environment that are made technologically for people to laugh. All you have to do is say something kinda funny and they want to laugh. If you can actually hit funny, it just explodes.” (42:01)

“I love great conversations. For me, when I’m the podcast interviewer, I like to get into the space of ‘what am I really interested in here?’” (52:46)


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