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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. 

Sep 30, 2019

Did you know the Burning Man festival has a lobbyist? 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 shares his experience working for unique clients like Burning Man,...

Sep 23, 2019

Today we sit down with two employees from Quorum – an integrated public affairs software platform providing stakeholder engagement, legislative tracking, and grassroots advocacy tools to government affairs professionals.

Quorum is represented in this episode by Gray Kinsella and Neal Walia.

  • Neal was raised in...

Sep 16, 2019

This week, we welcome Sarah Matz to the show. Sarah serves as Senior Director of State Government Affairs for CompTIA, and is based out of Austin, Texas.

CompTIA is a trade association that represents the U.S. tech industry, representing nearly 2,000 member companies, and offering I.T. certification programs.


Sep 9, 2019

Jonathan Kilman is the Chairman of Converge Government Affairs. Based out of Miami, Florida, Converge offers government relations and public affairs services at the state, national AND international level! After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jonathan had a career as an attorney before transitioning to the...

Sep 2, 2019

Charles Tassell is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Real Estate Investor Association (REIA), a trade organization representing 60,000 members from all walks of the real estate investment industry. Charles has a lot of experience working in local city government and in government affairs, specializing in real...