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 Future? Combining Investing and Government Relations. Meet Rachel Stern of InState Partners.
August 12, 2022x
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The Future? Combining Investing and Government Relations. Meet Rachel Stern of InState Partners.

This week we welcome newcomer Rachel Stern the show to chat with Jim about their shared enjoyment of NCSL as well as Rachel's work with InState Partners. Rachel Stern is a Senior Vice President for InState Partners, a business line of Advantage Capital. As the founder of the business line, over the ...

NCSL – You think your perceptions are correct? Think again. Keynote Speaker and part time F16 pilot Eric M. Bailey outlines “Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior”
August 05, 2022x
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23:0323.8 MB

NCSL – You think your perceptions are correct? Think again. Keynote Speaker and part time F16 pilot Eric M. Bailey outlines “Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior”

This week we welcome keynote speaker and author Eric M. Bailey onto the show (fresh off his presentation at NCSL) to chat with Jim about perception versus reality when it comes to understanding our real-life human colleagues and co-workers. Eric M. Bailey is the bestselling author of The Cure for St...

Chips Plus Science and the Inflation Reduction Act!!
July 29, 2022x
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28:2726.93 MB

Chips Plus Science and the Inflation Reduction Act!!

This week we welcome back friend of the show Rich Gold and his Holland & Knight colleague Chris DeLacy to discuss the Chips Plus Science Act as well as the Inflation Reduction Act. They also take a bit of time to make some predictions about the upcoming Congressional Baseball Game. Chris DeLacy is t...

Keeping Up with Katie Kincaid
July 22, 2022x
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01:03:0855.94 MB

Keeping Up with Katie Kincaid

In this episode Chris, April, and Jim welcome back friend of the show Katie Kincaid to hear about her experiences traveling the world in the midst of a pandemic after leaving her position at Lyft for a journey of self-discovery which took her from Thailand to Myanmar to Croatia and ultimately to the...

April Mims and Chris Massey are back for Part 2
July 19, 2022x
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37:2238.06 MB

April Mims and Chris Massey are back for Part 2

This week we welcome back friends of the show Chris Massey and April Mims for part two of their recent discussion with Jim. April is the SVP of Public Policy at hims & hers, where her goal is to secure federal, state, and local healthcare policy that increases access and empowers patients. And Chri...

NCSL is BACK!! See you in Denver!
July 08, 2022x
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NCSL is BACK!! See you in Denver!

Welcome back to another episode of The Political Life! Today, Jim meets with Caroline Carlson and Jennifer Stowe to talk about the upcoming NCSL Legislative Summit! This year, the event will take place August 1st through 3rd in beautiful Denver, Colorado! As director of foundation programs, Caroline...

SCOTUS Ruling in Dobbs, Cassidy Hutchinson testimony, and much more with Rich Gold
July 05, 202223:0320.37 MB

SCOTUS Ruling in Dobbs, Cassidy Hutchinson testimony, and much more with Rich Gold

This week we welcome back friend of the show Rich Gold to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony in the January 6th hearings, and much more. Rich Gold is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at...

FOMO – tune in to hear what Chris Massey & April Mims have to say
June 29, 2022x
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40:2974.12 MB

FOMO – tune in to hear what Chris Massey & April Mims have to say

This week we welcome back friends of the show Chris Massey and April Mims (as co-hosts with Jim) as they have part one of a two-part discussion about where they first overlapped in the work world: Lyft.  April is the SVP of Public Policy at hims & hers, where her goal is to secure federal, state, a...

Recalled– San Francisco Prosecutor Chesa Boudin was rejected by 60% of residents.
June 17, 2022x
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21:1421.94 MB

Recalled– San Francisco Prosecutor Chesa Boudin was rejected by 60% of residents.

This week we welcome back friend of the show Chris Massey to discuss the results of the recent recall election in San Francisco and the wider implications of that outcome upon the looming midterm elections. Chris is an Operating Partner on the Craft Ventures platform team focused on helping founders...

What do Pres. Obama, Lyft, Zoom and Soft Bank all have in common? They all hired Lauren Belive.
June 06, 2022x
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29:2525.8 MB

What do Pres. Obama, Lyft, Zoom and Soft Bank all have in common? They all hired Lauren Belive.

Lauren Belive is the Director of Government Affairs at SoftBank. After she graduated from Barnard College she moved to Washington, D.C., where she took on a staff assistant job with former California Congressman Henry Waxman. From there she went on to work for then-Senator Barack Obama before joinin...