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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. 

Mar 29, 2021

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 Bros. In this role...

Mar 22, 2021

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 (now known...

Mar 15, 2021

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 based in Maine and is...

Mar 8, 2021

Victoria Waddail is Senior Director of Research and Analysis at Cygnal, LLC. She joined the firm following its acquisition of Harper Polling in 2020. Victoria joined Harper Polling before the 2014 cycle.

In her current role, Victoria provides expert guidance to clients in survey instrument design, leads the writing...

Mar 1, 2021

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, Jennifer advocates for leading tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb, to build sound policy with legislators...