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.

Lobbying in the European Union with Kajsa Stenström
The Political LifeApril 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
The Political LifeApril 12, 2021x
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31:1936.21 MB

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
The Political LifeApril 05, 2021x
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35:0848.66 MB

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
The Political LifeMarch 29, 2021x
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34:1647.47 MB

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
The Political LifeMarch 22, 2021x
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32:1944.74 MB

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
The Political LifeMarch 15, 2021x
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29:3134.29 MB

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...

An Expert's Insights on Polling & Market Research
The Political LifeMarch 08, 2021x
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31:4644.2 MB

An Expert's Insights on Polling & Market Research

Victoria Waddail is Senior Director of Research and Analysis at Cygnal, LLC. She provides expert guidance to clients in survey instrument design, leads the writing and presentation of analysis, and assists in strategic advisory for the firm’s wide array of political and public affairs clients. Over ...

An Insider's Perspective on San Francisco's Tech Exodus
The Political LifeMarch 01, 2021x
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53:3961.76 MB

An Insider's Perspective on San Francisco's Tech Exodus

Jennifer Stojkovic is a preeminent governmental affairs leader for the world’s largest tech companies in the capital of innovation, San Francisco. In her role as Executive Director of sf.citi, Jennifer advocates for leading tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb, to build sound poli...

Josh Gray: A Story of Hardship, Perseverance, and Hope
The Political LifeFebruary 22, 2021x
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59:0682.11 MB

Josh Gray: A Story of Hardship, Perseverance, and Hope

Josh Gray is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Policy at The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan civic engagement organization that strives to cultivate institutional base-building capacity and int...

Abigail Slater's Journey from Dublin to the White House
The Political LifeFebruary 15, 2021x
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29:5134.46 MB

Abigail Slater's Journey from Dublin to the White House

Abigail Slater is a Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategy at Fox Corporation in Washington, DC. She is a seasoned policy professional with expertise in a host of communications issues. From 2018-2019 she served on the White House National Economic Council where she managed the technology, te...