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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jun 21, 2021

This week we speak with Melissa Dargan, a former Congressional House staffer turned tech entrepreneur. She is the Co-founder of TourTrackr.com (product of Appmy, LLC), a platform that digitizes the tour management process for Members of Congress. During quarantine, Melissa also created Congre$$: A Personal Finance...


Jun 14, 2021

Jean Becker, the author of The Man I Knew, George H.W. Bush was President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff for nearly twenty-five years, from March 1994 until his death on November 30, 2018.

As chief of staff, Jean had a ringside seat to the never-boring story of George Herbert Walker Bush's life...


Jun 7, 2021

Laura Claster Bisesto is Head of Policy & Privacy at Nextdoor, where she leads Nextdoor’s privacy counseling program and is responsible for developing Nextdoor’s global product policy, public policy, and government relations programs. Laura has extensive experience advising technology companies at different stages...


May 31, 2021

Michael A. Nutter is a senior advisor in Dentons' Public Policy group and member of its Local Government Solutions team, composed of former local government elected and appointed officials who have played integral roles in city halls and county governments. This group works with local governments seeking solutions to...


May 24, 2021

John Russell is a member of Dentons' Public Policy practice. Focusing on federal advocacy and strategic communications, John worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. In his career, John has worked...