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.
FOMO – tune in to hear what Chris Massey & April Mims have to say
June 29, 2022x
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40:2974.12 MB

FOMO – tune in to hear what Chris Massey & April Mims have to say

This week we welcome back friends of the show Chris Massey and April Mims (as co-hosts with Jim) as they have part one of a two-part discussion about where they first overlapped in the work world: Lyft.  April is the SVP of Public Policy at hims & hers, where her goal is to secure federal, state, a...

Recalled– San Francisco Prosecutor Chesa Boudin was rejected by 60% of residents.
June 17, 2022x
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21:1421.94 MB

Recalled– San Francisco Prosecutor Chesa Boudin was rejected by 60% of residents.

This week we welcome back friend of the show Chris Massey to discuss the results of the recent recall election in San Francisco and the wider implications of that outcome upon the looming midterm elections. Chris is an Operating Partner on the Craft Ventures platform team focused on helping founders...

What do Pres. Obama, Lyft, Zoom and Soft Bank all have in common? They all hired Lauren Belive.
June 06, 2022x
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29:2525.8 MB

What do Pres. Obama, Lyft, Zoom and Soft Bank all have in common? They all hired Lauren Belive.

Lauren Belive is the Director of Government Affairs at SoftBank. After she graduated from Barnard College she moved to Washington, D.C., where she took on a staff assistant job with former California Congressman Henry Waxman. From there she went on to work for then-Senator Barack Obama before joinin...

Prashanthi Rao Raman's Journey from Healthcare Law to Autonomous Vehicles
May 27, 2022x
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25:5735.63 MB

Prashanthi Rao Raman's Journey from Healthcare Law to Autonomous Vehicles

Prashanthi Raman is the Vice President, Global Government Affairs at Cruise. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. Thereafter, Prashanthi earned a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Health degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Illinois at Ch...

A Recap of the All-in Summit + How a Recession Could Impact the GR Sector
May 19, 2022x
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36:4250.39 MB

A Recap of the All-in Summit + How a Recession Could Impact the GR Sector

Today on the show we welcome back Chris Massey, the Operating Partner, Government Relations & Public Affairs at Craft Ventures. Craft Ventures is an early-stage and growth fund dedicated to the craft of building great companies. Comprised of entrepreneurs and operators, they're a team of founders he...

Eric Tanenblatt on the State of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry
May 13, 2022x
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19:5921.47 MB

Eric Tanenblatt on the State of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry

This week we are pleased to present part two of our conversation with Eric Tanenblatt. As a reminder, Eric is the Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. At Denton's, Eric started up an autonomous vehicle practice, which now collaborates with 70+ partne...

Eric Tanenblatt on Georgia's Legislative Session and Upcoming Elections
May 06, 2022x
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51:2352.4 MB

Eric Tanenblatt on Georgia's Legislative Session and Upcoming Elections

Eric Tanenblatt is the Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. He also leads the firm's US Public Policy Practice, leveraging his three decades of experience at the very highest levels of the federal and state governments. Eric also heads up the firm’s ...

April Mims' Journey from Law School to Government Relations Part II
April 24, 2022x
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21:1522.58 MB

April Mims' Journey from Law School to Government Relations Part II

We are excited to present part two of Jim’s interview with April Mims, the SVP of Public Policy at hims & hers. In our previous episode April shared a bit about her journey through law school and her experience serving as the Director of Public Policy at Lyft before joining the team at hims & hers. ...

April Mims' Journey from Law School to Government Relations Part I
April 15, 2022x
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27:5629.26 MB

April Mims' Journey from Law School to Government Relations Part I

April Mims is the SVP of Public Policy at hims & hers. Prior to taking this position, she worked as the Director of Public Policy at Lyft, where she negotiated new regulations for the ride-share industry back in her home state of Texas. April grew up outside of Houston before heading to North Carol...

Texas Politics Revisited with A.J. Bingham and Andrew Cates
April 08, 2022x
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19:3521.73 MB

Texas Politics Revisited with A.J. Bingham and Andrew Cates

Today's episode features the returning guest, A.J. Bingham, Founder and CEO of The Bingham Group, LLC. An Austin, TX based lobbyist, we previously discussed A.J.'s journey to launching Bingham Group. He is joined by Andrew Cates, a recent addition to Bingham Group, who will head up Bingham Group's w...