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 Sen. Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader in Connecticut
July 15, 2024x
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Meet Sen. Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader in Connecticut

Senator Bob Duff is a state senator from Connecticut and has been the Majority Leader since 2015.  Bob’s Norwalk family ties go back five generations. His passion for public service began at the age of eight. That’s when Bob voiced his concerns for the future of Duffy Field to then-mayor William Co...

What do Murthy and the other recent Supreme Court decisions mean for Free Speech? For Trump? The Presidency? Carl Szabo from NetChoice breaks it all down for us.
July 08, 2024x
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What do Murthy and the other recent Supreme Court decisions mean for Free Speech? For Trump? The Presidency? Carl Szabo from NetChoice breaks it all down for us.

As Vice President and General Counsel, Carl analyzes, advocates, and testifies on tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies. Carl is also an adjunct professor of internet law at the George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School. Before joining NetChoice, Carl was an ...

What Can A Career Focused on Public Service Look Like? Meet Jordan See.
July 01, 2024x
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What Can A Career Focused on Public Service Look Like? Meet Jordan See.

Jordan See is Head of Government Relations at Qualtrics. He is responsible for directing all government activities for Qualtrics' North American business operations. Jordan has over 14 years of experience working with the United States Congress, state legislatures, executive agencies, healthcare, a...

Want to Write a book? Want to Speak at TEDx? Want to Head up a Government Affairs Office? Tune in and listen to Terri Broussard William's Journey.
June 24, 2024x
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Want to Write a book? Want to Speak at TEDx? Want to Head up a Government Affairs Office? Tune in and listen to Terri Broussard William's Journey.

Terri Broussard Williams has built her career on a solid reputation as an authentic, courageous, and impactful change agent. Throughout her journey as an award-winning corporate lobbyist, non-profit executive, and public speaker, Terri has transformed public and community service into a professiona...

Who will Replace Sen. McConnell as Leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate? CNN Contributor Scott Jennings Gives us His Thoughts and Much More.
June 17, 2024x
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Who will Replace Sen. McConnell as Leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate? CNN Contributor Scott Jennings Gives us His Thoughts and Much More.

In this week’s episode, Jim O’Brien and Maggie Mick host  Scott Jennings , an American conservative writer and commentator. A former political director to United State Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), we dive into McConnell’s legacy as the longest serving Republican Leader in the U.S....

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 ...