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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. 

Feb 3, 2023

This week we're excited to present a special throwback episode! Jim's conversation with legendary investor Jim Rogers is one you'll want to revisit - even if you've heard it before!

Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been...


Jan 27, 2023

This week Jim welcomes friend of the show Rich Gold back to the pod to discuss the work of lalrge lobbying firms as well as the current state of affairs now that the dust has settled on a new Congressional cycle.

Rich Gold is the leader of the Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice...


Jan 20, 2023

This week Jim chats with Ryan Shay, the Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Faegre Drinker, about current events on the Hill.

Ryan Shay is a Capitol Hill veteran and former legislative director with the policy experience, political insight, and relationships in the legislative and executive...


Jan 13, 2023

This week Jim chats with Meredith Beeson, the Senior Director of State Affairs at Global Business Alliance.

In her role at GBA, Meredith focuses on educating state and local elected officials about the role of foreign direct investment as well as advancing policies that ensure fair treatment of U.S. affiliates of...


Jan 6, 2023

This week Jim chats with Amy Andryszak from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) about the short- and long-term concerns regarding the significant role of natural gas as a major resource for the foreseeable future in this country.

Amy Andryszak was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the...