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Words That Kill

Season 6 | Episode 2

Sticks and stones may break my bones, and gaffes might hurt me too. Researcher Nick Mortensen spoke with Professor Brad Carson about the impact of embarrassing gaffes in politics. It turns out that awkward moments don’t necessarily end political careers. Rather, blunders stick and stain a politician’s reputation when the blunder fits into a narrative about the politician.

Host: Balthazar Merrin
Researcher: Nick Mortensen
Special Guest: Professor Brad Carson
Producer: Andy Carluccio

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