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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. 

Nov 28, 2022

This week we welcome Josh Resnik back to the podcast to discuss the recent developments at FiscalNote in Washington, D.C.

Josh is FiscalNote’s President & Chief Operating Officer with more than twenty-five years of experience as an executive, attorney, and business leader in both startup and established corporate...

Nov 18, 2022

This week we welcome Maureen Riehl and Ed Griesmer to the podcast to discuss the work they do at Multistate and the fascinating process of hiring lobbyists in an ever-changing political landscape.

Maureen is Principal and General Counsel with MultiState Associates. She joined the firm in October 2015, and leads the...

Nov 11, 2022

This week we welcome back Howard Franklin to the podcast to provide an update on the extremely close Senate race in Georgia. Howard also walks us through the turnover in the legislature of this increasinly-important state.

Howard Franklin is the President and CEO of Ohio River South, a high-stakes strategy firm rooted...

Nov 7, 2022

This week we welcome Jonathan Oceguera to the podcast for a special pre-election-day episode to discuss the tight Senate and Gubernatorial races in Nevada as well as his unique entry-point into politics as a retired firefighter.

John runs Strategies 360’s Nevada operations, overseeing a diverse mix of clients from...

Nov 4, 2022

This week Jim welcomes Rob Vescio to the podcast to discuss the looming Pennsylvania Senate race and to break down the current political landscape in the state.

One of the original principals that launched Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs, Rob is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of public affairs...