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.

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

Insights on COVID-19 with an Infectious Disease & Public Policy Expert
August 09, 2021x
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Insights on COVID-19 with an Infectious Disease & Public Policy Expert

Barrett Thornhill is a partner at Forbes Tate and advises life sciences companies on legislative issues before the U.S. Congress and on regulatory matters before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Barrett’s health care focus includes developi...

What you Need to Know About the California Recall Election
August 02, 2021x
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What you Need to Know About the California Recall Election

Adam Probolsky is the President and founder of Probolsky Research, a non-partisan opinion research organization that conducts polling and analysis for a range of clients including government, non-profit and political candidates. Adam is also a thought leader. He has contributed to The New York Times...

A Conversation with Legendary Investor Jim Rogers
July 26, 2021x
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A Conversation with Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications deal...

The Tech Solution Changing the Way Lawmakers Connect with Constituents
July 19, 2021x
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The Tech Solution Changing the Way Lawmakers Connect with Constituents

This week we sit down with Alex Kouts of Indigov - a next-generation constituent experience management platform designed for the government. Indigov has built a modern constituent service platform for government that has reduced average response time from months to a matter of minutes/hours and give...

Life as an Official White House Staff Photographer for President Obama
July 12, 2021x
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Life as an Official White House Staff Photographer for President Obama

Lawrence Jackson is a former official White House staff photographer for President Barack Obama, and currently serves as the official White House photographer for Vice President Kamala Harris. He is the author of Yes We Did, a book filled with intimate photographs and reflections, as well as first-p...