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.
Meet Derek Brown, Candidate for Utah Attorney General
June 10, 2024x
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Meet Derek Brown, Candidate for Utah Attorney General

In this week's episode, Jim O'Brien and Maggie Mick interview  Derek Brown , Republican candidate for Attorney General in Utah. In addition to diving into the issues facing Utahans, we learn about his career in Washington, D.C., time as a state legislator in Utah, and stints in the private sector. ...

Colorado passes the first AI bill in the country! Sarah Mercer breaks it down for us.
June 03, 2024x
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Colorado passes the first AI bill in the country! Sarah Mercer breaks it down for us.

This week Maggie and Jim speak with Sarah Mercer a lawyer/lobbyist who works in Colorado and who spent a lot of her session working on the recently passed (and signed!) Artificial Intelligence (AI) bill. Sarah gives us the full breakdown.    About Sarah: Sarah Mercer ensures clients overcome challe...

Reid Wilson: "The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time"
May 27, 2024x
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Reid Wilson: "The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time"

Deemed “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central, Wilson cuts through the spin and tells the truth about politics at the state-level. Reid Wilson is the founder, chief executive, and editor in chief of  Pluribus News ,  https://pluribusnews.com , the nation’s only independent news...

Columbine is 25. A conversation with Monisha Henley of Everytown for Gun Safety.
May 20, 2024x
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Columbine is 25. A conversation with Monisha Henley of Everytown for Gun Safety.

April 20th marked the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, which at the time was deemed the worst in America's history. In this episode, Maggie hosts Monisha Henley, senior vice president of government affairs for  Everytown for Gun Safety . Everytown was formed in 20...

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Governor Laura Kelly and Kathleen Kelly Daughety
May 13, 2024x
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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Governor Laura Kelly and Kathleen Kelly Daughety

In a special Mother’s Day episode, Maggie Mick interviews  Kansas Governor Laura Kelly  and her eldest daughter  Kathleen Kelly Daughety. The conversation focuses on both of their careers, the governor raising her daughters in Topeka - the state capital, and insights for working moms in policy and ...

Jim and Maggie interview 2 state political experts; Steve Palmer and Paul Dioguardi
May 06, 2024x
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Jim and Maggie interview 2 state political experts; Steve Palmer and Paul Dioguardi

In their maiden episode as co-hosts, Jim O’Brien and Maggie Mick interview friend of the show,  Steven Palmer , and first-time guest  Paul DioGuardi . Two Partners at  Forbes Tate.  In addition to learning about Paul’s impressive career including time with the Democratic Governors Association as we...

TPL Podcast is back with a new season!! With a new Co-Host!
April 29, 2024x
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TPL Podcast is back with a new season!! With a new Co-Host!

Maggie Mick has joined The Political Life podcast as co-host. Maggie is in the leadership group of the state and local government relations consultancy, MultiState - a PPHC firm, located in the Washington, D.C. area. The first episode of the new season will be next week with Reid Wilson from Plurib...

Bradley Tusk returns to discuss his new book Obvious in Hindsight, investing in tech start-ups and Election Predictions
December 21, 2023x
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Bradley Tusk returns to discuss his new book Obvious in Hindsight, investing in tech start-ups and Election Predictions

This week Jim welcomes Bradley Tusk back to the show to discuss his new book "Obvious in Hindsight". Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist and writer. Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures. Tusk Ventures is the world’s first venture capital fund to work with and invest...

Looking for a Job in Government Relations? Matthew Guilbault has Some Very Good Advice to Share
September 25, 2023x
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Looking for a Job in Government Relations? Matthew Guilbault has Some Very Good Advice to Share

Matthew Guilbault is Director of Government Affairs at Corebridge Financial – a new position for Matthew since he was last on the podcast. Matthew walks us through his job hunting experience – I think you will find it very helpful if you are looking for a job or thinking about looking for a new job...

Maggie Mick from MultiState kicks off the Fall Season with Jack Waldorf from the Western Governors' Association
September 18, 2023x
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Maggie Mick from MultiState kicks off the Fall Season with Jack Waldorf from the Western Governors' Association

In today’s episode Maggie Mick of MultiState sits down with Jack Waldorf - the sixth Executive Director of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA). Jack oversees WGA’s efforts to support and advance bipartisan priorities on behalf of the Governors from the 22 westernmost states and territories. Pri...