The Political Life

The Political Life

A podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Rich Gold Returns to Discuss Reconciliation & Infrastructure
October 18, 2021x
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Rich Gold Returns to Discuss Reconciliation & Infrastructure

We are joined this week by Rich Gold, who is a Partner at Holland & Knight, one of the largest lobbying firms in D.C., where he serves as a leader of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation team. We discuss the latest on reconciliation, infrastructure, and more.

Throwback: How to Outsource your Compliance Department
October 11, 2021x
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23:5033.68 MB

Throwback: How to Outsource your Compliance Department

On this throwback episode of The Political Life, Jim interviews Elizabeth Bartz of State and Federal Communications - helping companies and lobbyists comply with ethics rules in all fifty states and globally.

Sinema, Manchin, Pelosi, and the Struggle to Pass Biden's Legislative Priorities
October 04, 2021x
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22:4031.4 MB

Sinema, Manchin, Pelosi, and the Struggle to Pass Biden's Legislative Priorities

John Russell is a member of Dentons' Public Policy practice. Focusing on federal advocacy and strategic communications, John worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. In his caree...

Rick Wade's Journey to the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2021x
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44:3362.13 MB

Rick Wade's Journey to the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Rick C. Wade is senior vice president of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wade develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences. He also provides counsel on policy issues ...

The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education
September 20, 2021x
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34:5748.41 MB

The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education

Today on the show we speak to Wesley Smith, the Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs at Western Governors University. Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university where students can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace.

Gary Ginsberg: Author, and Advisor to Pres. Clinton, JFK Jr., and Rupert Murdoch
September 13, 2021x
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31:5844.34 MB

Gary Ginsberg: Author, and Advisor to Pres. Clinton, JFK Jr., and Rupert Murdoch

Gary Ginsberg is the author of the New York Times Best Seller First Friends - The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents. A lawyer by training, he has spent his professional career at the intersection of media, politics, and law. He worked for the Clinton administration, w...

Michael Cohen on Writing his New Book: Modern Political Campaigns
September 06, 2021x
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32:0336.98 MB

Michael Cohen on Writing his New Book: Modern Political Campaigns

Michael D. Cohen, Ph.D. is CEO of Cohen Research Group, a leading political, public affairs, and corporate research firm. He is the author of Modern Political Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology, and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections, published in June 2021 by Rowman & Littlefield. Learn mo...

Programming Cells at Ginkgo Bioworks, COVID, and the Future of Biosecurity
August 30, 2021x
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44:0950.84 MB

Programming Cells at Ginkgo Bioworks, COVID, and the Future of Biosecurity

Matthew McKnight is the Chief Commercial Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks uses the most advanced technology on the planet—biology—to grow better products. The company’s cell programming platform is enabling the growth of biotechnology across diverse markets, from food to fragrance to phar...

Howard Franklin on the State of Play in Georgia Politics
August 23, 2021x
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26:1236.45 MB

Howard Franklin on the State of Play in Georgia Politics

Howard Franklin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ohio River South, a strategy firm focused on "the New American South." Splitting time between state capitals and the campaign trail, Howard Franklin has worked across two dozen states to advance the careers and policies of the South’s leading la...

A Conversation with Ferox Strategies Principal & Rep. Becerra Alum Debra Dixon on Her Career in DC
August 16, 2021x
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28:2939.59 MB

A Conversation with Ferox Strategies Principal & Rep. Becerra Alum Debra Dixon on Her Career in DC

Debra Dixon is a principal at Ferox Strategies, a strategic advisory and government relations firm based out of Washington DC. As former Chief of Staff to then Rep. Xavier Becerra, Debra’s more than a decade and a half of work on Capitol Hill included supporting the Congressman’s efforts on the Ways...