I listened on Wednesday November 5th, right after the election, specifically to see how they handle issues and results that are in the ‘wheelhouse’ of both.  I also listened to Thursday, November 6th. 

What’s working…

Bernadette’s voice!  Night and day.

More and better interaction, more of the time

More Ethan involvement on lighter topics

What needs some attention…

They still bicker too often.  It’s better but they have to be vigilant.  It’s critical now.

Bernadette and cadence and story telling (live call recommended)

Right after the election there are just too many numbers.  They get way too deep in the minutiae.

Recommendations…

1) Bernadette pauses, spaces, adding tension when talking and story telling

2) Keep the show above the numbers and the weeds at all times.  Especially after an election.

3) Fight harder to avoid the bickering. Follow the example below where you each speak and you’re both interesting.

Audio Examples…

Numbers…

BB 01 Wed Nov 5 Election Results-Numbers not Analysis

 

Nasty first dates…

BB 05 Bad First Date

 

Both argue a point but move the topic forward…

BB 04 Better Bottom line on Harvard issue

 

Another great segment of both B&B staying out of the weeds and advancing the topic through their unique perspectives…

BB 06 Good Passionate Political Analysis