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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. 

Aug 30, 2021

Matthew McKnight is the Chief Commercial Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks. Headquartered in Boston, Ginkgo Bioworks uses the most advanced technology on the planet—biology—to grow better products. The company’s cell programming platform is enabling the growth of biotechnology across diverse markets, from food to...

Aug 23, 2021

Howard Franklin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ohio River South, a strategy firm focused on "the New American South."

Splitting time between state capitals and the campaign trail, Howard Franklin has worked across two dozen states to advance the careers and policies of the South’s leading lawmakers.


Aug 16, 2021

Debra Dixon is a principal at Ferox Strategies, a strategic advisory and government relations firm based out of Washington DC.

As former Chief of Staff to then Rep. Xavier Becerra, Debra’s more than a decade and a half of work on Capitol Hill included supporting the Congressman’s efforts on the Ways and...

Aug 9, 2021

Barrett Thornhill is a partner at Forbes Tate and advises life sciences companies on legislative issues before the U.S. Congress and on regulatory matters before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Barrett’s health care focus includes developing thematic...

Aug 2, 2021

Adam Probolsky is the President and founder of Probolsky Research, a non-partisan opinion research organization that conducts polling and analysis for a range of clients including government, non-profit and political candidates.

Adam is also a thought leader. He has contributed to The New York Times, Politico, the San...