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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 5, 2023

Jim welcomes Stephen Sikes to the podcast to cover a wide variety of topics from investing to talking about the debt ceiling agreement that was made recently.Topics covered in this episode include:

  • A shout out to Rachel who helped in bringing Stephen onto the show!
  • Stephen talks about who he is and the company Public...

May 25, 2023

Rich Gold returns to the podcast to talk with Jim about the looming debt limit in Washington D.C, why this issue of coming to an agreement is so important, and what could happen if no agreement is made.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • How things are going at Holland & Knight.

  • An update on the debt...

May 19, 2023

Today Jim welcome Brian Joseph to the podcast to chat about his experience in the gig economy as well as the idea of portable benefits for freelance workers.

Brian Joseph is a freelance journalist who is currently finishing up work on his first book. He's worked as a newspaper reporter and investigative journalist for...

May 5, 2023

Jim welcomes Mike Kiely to the podcast to talk about everything that goes into working for UPS in his new position within the company. They talk about how Mike manages his team, spending time abroad, how things are going in DC, and so much more!Topics discussed in this episode:
  • The amount of responsibility that are on...

Apr 17, 2023

Rich Gold returns to the podcast to talk with Jim about everything going on in Washington D.C. They talk about the looming debt limit, environmental regulation, and what is happening at his firm, Holland & Knight.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Rich's thoughts on the debt limit and everything that is...