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.

Building Teams & Providing Counsel to Silicon Valley’s Most Disruptive Startups
August 10, 2020
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Building Teams & Providing Counsel to Silicon Valley’s Most Disruptive Startups

Corey Owens is the Managing Partner at Box B Strategies, a public affairs advisory firm that provides counsel to Silicon Valley’s most disruptive startups and their publicly-traded counterparts.

How to Make the Move From D.C. to VC-backed Startups
August 03, 2020
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How to Make the Move From D.C. to VC-backed Startups

Justin Kintz is the VP, Head of Global Public Policy at Uber, the technology platform that uses a massive network, leading technology, operational excellence and product expertise to power movement from point A to point B.

Saat Alety on How to Build a Successful Career on Capitol Hill
July 27, 2020
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Saat Alety on How to Build a Successful Career on Capitol Hill

Saat Alety is the Director of Federal Affairs and Public Policy at Allstate, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. In this capacity, Alety leads the company’s advocacy efforts with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies, in addition to its public policy development.

Carlyle, Speaker Boehner, and the Capitol Lounge: Meet Stacey Dion
July 20, 2020
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Carlyle, Speaker Boehner, and the Capitol Lounge: Meet Stacey Dion

Stacey Dion is the Managing Director and Global Head of Government Affairs, at The Carlyle Group. Stacey leads The Carlyle Group’s global government relations and public policy functions. She is the leader of teams in the U.S., Asia and Europe and employs a strategic, innovative and proactive approa...

From Big Law to Legal Tech and Government Relations
July 13, 2020
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From Big Law to Legal Tech and Government Relations

Ken Friedman is the Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs at LegalZoom. LegalZoom is one of those companies that almost needs no introduction - it's the nation's leading provider of personalized, online legal solutions and legal documents for small businesses and families.

From NYC Deputy Mayor to Cutting Edge Tech Executive
July 06, 2020
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From NYC Deputy Mayor to Cutting Edge Tech Executive

Cas Holloway is the head of Public Enterprise at Unqork - a completely visual, no-code application platform that helps large enterprises build complex custom software faster, with higher quality, and lower costs than traditional approaches. All without a single line of code.

Overseeing Legal & GR for the Largest On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Platform
June 29, 2020
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Overseeing Legal & GR for the Largest On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Platform

Jaci Flug is the General Counsel/Senior Vice President at Drizly. Drizly is the nation's leading e-commerce platform for on-demand alcohol delivery. Drizly connects consumers with local retailers, for delivery of beer, wine, and spirits in under 60 minutes.

Chief of Staff, Sports Agent, Lobbyist, & More - The Life of Lenny Lopes
June 22, 2020
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Chief of Staff, Sports Agent, Lobbyist, & More - The Life of Lenny Lopes

Leonard "Lenny" Lopes is the President of The Victor Group, LLC, and Leonard Lopes Law Firm, LLC. The Victor Group, LLC is based in Rhode Island. It's a full-service government relations & lobbying firm with an extensive range of clients. Leonard Lopes Law Firm, LLC is a boutique law firm focused on...

A Diplomat's Journey into Government Affairs
June 15, 2020
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A Diplomat's Journey into Government Affairs

Courtney Gillespie is the Director of Government Affairs for TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is a leading task management network that conveniently connects people with "Taskers" to handle everyday home to-do’s such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, and much more. Acquired by Ingka Group in ...

Marcus Mason Responds to George Floyd's Death
June 08, 2020
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Marcus Mason Responds to George Floyd's Death

Marcus Mason rejoins the show to respond to the death of George Floyd. Marcus is a senior partner at The Madison Group, and the immediate past president of The Washington Government Relations Group - a non-partisan, independent, volunteer association that was founded to enrich the careers and leader...