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.

The Voice of the Vending Machine Industry
May 17, 2021x
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The Voice of the Vending Machine Industry

Wes Fisher is the Director of Federal and State Affairs at the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), the national trade group representing the $31 billion US convenience services industry (vending and unattended retail). He leads state government affairs and grassroots organizing acro...

Helping Tech Startups with National Campaigns
May 10, 2021x
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Helping Tech Startups with National Campaigns

Michael O'Brien is the founder and principal of MOB Advocacy. He has more than ten years experience as a state and local lobbyist. Michael has lobbied governors, mayors, legislators, state and local agencies and regulators in more than 40 states.

The Politics and Public Policy Issues of the Cannabis Home Delivery Industry
May 03, 2021x
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The Politics and Public Policy Issues of the Cannabis Home Delivery Industry

Katie Neer is the Head of Industry Affairs at Lantern, an e-commerce marketplace that facilitates cannabis home delivery. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Lantern currently operates in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Colorado.

What Makes a Great Lobbyist? EU Headhunter & Kickboxing Champ Mark Dober Tells All
April 26, 2021x
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What Makes a Great Lobbyist? EU Headhunter & Kickboxing Champ Mark Dober Tells All

Mark Dober is the Founder of Dober Partners, an Executive Search & Consultancy firm operating in Brussels and around Europe since 2010. Dober Partners headhunts senior communication and public affairs executives for corporates, associations, consultancies and law firms.

Lobbying in the European Union with Kajsa Stenström
April 19, 2021x
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Lobbying in the European Union with Kajsa Stenström

Kajsa Stenström is the managing partner of Managing Partner, Stenström Consulting. The company offers advice on EU policy and regulatory developments and provides services to clients from different countries and different industry sectors. Kajsa has more than 20 years of experience in providing stra...

Stuart Thomson on Lobbying in the United Kingdom
April 12, 2021x
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Stuart Thomson on Lobbying in the United Kingdom

Stuart Thomson is the Head of Public Affairs at BDB Pitmans. He is a public policy and communications specialist advising clients on all elements of their public affairs strategies including political and corporate communications and reputation management. He is a CIPR Chartered PR Practitioner (Cha...

Kristin Smith on the latest in Blockchain and Crypto Policy
April 05, 2021x
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Kristin Smith on the latest in Blockchain and Crypto Policy

Kristin Smith is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that crypto ne...

An Inside Look at the Motion Picture Association with Alicia Leahy
March 29, 2021x
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An Inside Look at the Motion Picture Association with Alicia Leahy

This week we speak with Alicia Leahy, the Vice President for Federal Affairs for the Motion Picture Association ("MPA"). The MPA is the leading advocate of the film, television and streaming industry around the world. MPA’s members are Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner ...

Rich Gold on the American Rescue Plan, the Return of Earmarks, & More
March 22, 2021x
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Rich Gold on the American Rescue Plan, the Return of Earmarks, & More

We are joined today 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. Rich provides us with a real-time update on the status of the American Rescue Plan, the return of earmarks (...

Mike Cuzzi's Journey from Americorps to the Obama Campaign
March 15, 2021x
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Mike Cuzzi's Journey from Americorps to the Obama Campaign

Mike Cuzzi is a Principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs, a full-service, bipartisan consulting firm specializing in federal and state government relations, public affairs and strategic communications, and advisory services. Mike’s expertise is focused on energy and environmental issues. He is ba...