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Suddenly Nothing Changed: Why Epiphanies are Cliche

With New Year’s fast approaching, we are all in store for our usual turning-of-the clock epiphany. Suddenly, everything changes and, at that moment, we just know. Even though calendars are made up and dates are arbitrary, still, you will be convinced that the changing of that fourth number on the…

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…

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