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Welcome to the RhetoricLee Speaking Podcast

If Ben Stein and the Kardashians had a baby that were raised by Janeane Garofalo in a recording studio, you’d have RhetoricLee Speaking. Listen every Tuesday for a whirlwind tour of banality across pop culture, political controversy, and whatever was on Netflix at 3 am. Watch the video trailer!

Fake it Till You Make It: Ethos, Rhetorical Leadership, Code Switching, and King Ezekiel from The Walking Dead

What’s up rhetoric nerds? Welcome back to RhetoricLee Speaking, a podcast committed to banishing banality one speech at a time. I love King Ezekiel from The Walking Dead. And it’s not just cause he’s a stone cold fox. Although certainly he’s that.  No. I love King Ezekiel because he is…

Anec-don’ts and Insta-fails: Storytelling, social media marketing, and Jenna Kutcher of Goal Digger

I love fewer things more than a really good story. But I loathe anecdotes. I know, I know. What possible bone could I have to pick with anecdotes? What, on earth, has she found to bitch about now? Those quick little examples, quirky little stories, that we tell to harmlessly…

Some Pain, Some Gain: Chris D’Elia’s “No Pain”, Cancel Culture, and Personas

We’re on YouTube now! So head over the YouTube Channel RhetoricLee Speaking–same name–if you’d rather watch me rant at you rather than listen.  I barely played sports in high school and all I remember from getting my ass handed to me in gym class, other than wishing we were allowed…

Drink Analogies Not Bleach + Fresh Prince, Obama, Trump’s Lysol Moment

If there’s one silver lining from the pile of bull-honkey that has been the media landscape during COVID-19, it is the resurgence of the television show Community on Netflix. Not only the fact that it’s back, but also that it has managed to grab a top ten Netflix ranking, renews…

Tiger Kink Part 2 of 2–Tiger King, Transgression, Trump

Welcome back to part 2 of a close look at the very first ⅗ of the very first episode of “Tiger King,” the COVID sensational Netflix pop-umentary–meaning “pop documentary,” my new word for documentaries like “Tiger King” that are about as interested in helping us dive into the depths of…

Tiger Kink Part 1 of 2–Tiger King, Media Cliches, Queer Country Renaissance

Alright, I’m doing it: defending exactly the first ⅗ of the very first episode of “Tiger King,” the COVID sensational Netflix pop-umentary, (meaning pop documentary, my newly coined word for documentaries like “Tiger King” that are about as interested in educating the public as I am in watching actual documentaries–you…

Face the Counter-Facts: Trump, COVID, Denial, and Brooklyn Nine Nine

I’m fixing to spoil season 7 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine by revealing the twist at the end of season 6. The spoiler is only a little bit though. My focus is on a side-story featuring Sergeant Terry Jeffords, played by the hunky and hilarious real-life Terry Crews, who stumbles onto perhaps…

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