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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 25, 2019

Alex Tourk is the Founder and Principal of Ground Floor, a San Francisco based public affairs firm, with a diverse portfolio of clients, including Amazon, Lyft, Airbnb, and Square.

  • Alex is from New York and was raised in Los Angeles
  • He received a B.A. in History from Boston University
  • His first government job was an...

Feb 18, 2019

Anne Perkins is the Senior Manager of Government Relations at Adobe, based out of San Francisco, California. In addition to photoshop and PDF, Adobe offers services and marketing software to both private and public institutions. Perkins manages government relations in all 50 states, working on state and local issues as...

Feb 11, 2019

Phil Recht is a Managing Partner at Mayer Brown LLC in Los Angeles, California, a global law firm with offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Recht specializes in government relations and public law. Phil shares his extensive experience working in a presidential administration on highway safety...

Feb 4, 2019

From Bio Major to Lobbying for Blockchain

Kristin Smith is the Director of External Affairs at The Blockchain Association, a trade association for the blockchain industry.

  • Raised in California.
  • Earned her B.A in Biology and an M.A. in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.
  • Earned her 2nd M.A. in...