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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 17, 2022

This week we welcome back friend of the show Chris Massey to discuss the results of the recent recall election in San Francisco and the wider implications of that outcome upon the looming midterm elections.

Chris is an Operating Partner on the Craft Ventures platform team focused on helping founders with issues related...


Jun 6, 2022

Lauren Belive is the Director of Government Affairs at SoftBank. After she graduated from Barnard College she moved to Washington, D.C., where she took on a staff assistant job with former California Congressman Henry Waxman.

From there she went on to work for then-Senator Barack Obama before joining his team on the...


May 27, 2022

Prashanthi Raman is the Vice President, Global Government Affairs at Cruise.  She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. Thereafter, Prashanthi earned a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Health degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Illinois at Chicago.

After...


May 19, 2022

Today on the show we welcome back Chris Massey, the Operating Partner, Government Relations & Public Affairs at Craft Ventures.

Craft Ventures is an early-stage and growth fund dedicated to the craft of building great companies. Comprised of entrepreneurs and operators, they're a team of founders helping founders.

Chris...


May 13, 2022

This week we are pleased to present part two of our conversation with Eric Tanenblatt. As a reminder, Eric is the Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. At Denton's, Eric started up an autonomous vehicle practice, which now collaborates with 70+ partners around the globe...