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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. 

Oct 28, 2022

This week Jim welcomes back friend of the show Eric Tanenblatt to discuss the tight US Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in Georgia. They also assess the likelihood of a possible runoff between the two candidates.

Eric Tanenblatt is the Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation of Dentons, the...

Oct 21, 2022

This week Jim welcomes Leif Johnson to the pod to discuss his experience in public affairs as well as some of his interesting endeavors from the past.

Leif Johnson provides strategic counsel and serves as a solutions provider for corporations and trade associations to enhance their state government relations efforts...

Oct 14, 2022

This week Jim welcomes Christine Csizmadia and Marc Nichol from the Nuclear Energy Institute to the show to discuss – you guessed it – nuclear power!

Christine Csizmadia is the Senior Director for State Governmental Affairs and Advocacy at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and has been with NEI for 15 years...

Oct 7, 2022

This week Jim welcomes Trevor Cornwell to the podcast as they chat about Trevor's experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. Their conversation touches on several of Trevor's current and previous projects like Forum280, Merit, and Skyjet – as well as his time spent working on the Gary Hart presidential campaign....