The Gist: Maria Konnikova on wrinkles and sagging, Hillary Clinton’s vocal technique.

Hillary Clinton’s Vocal Technique to Avoid Shouting Over Crowds

Hillary Clinton’s Vocal Technique to Avoid Shouting Over Crowds

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 14 2015 6:31 PM

The Clinton Cadence

A certain something Hillary Clinton has mastered in her past 40 years of public speaking.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the CNN debates on Oct. 13.

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Listen to Episode 356 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, did you see the post-debate footage where Bernie Sanders threw his body in front of a surging horde of reporters and saved NBC’s Andrea Mitchell from being flattened, if not scooped? This and other favorite moments from last night’s CNN debates. Then, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker a few listener-submitted questions about gravity’s effects on our aging bodies, focusing specifically on our boobs and faces. For the Spiel, the vocal trick Hillary Clinton has mastered to avoid shouting over crowds.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.