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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. 

Jan 21, 2022

This week on the show we welcome back Rich Gold, who is a Partner at Holland & Knight, and the leader of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation team.

In this episode, we cover a number of topics:

  • The impending release of the latest Federal lobbying firm revenue figures
  • Filibuster reform and the voting rights act -...


Jan 14, 2022

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.

Howard has...


Jan 7, 2022

This week on the show we welcome back Rich Gold, who is a Partner at Holland & Knight, and the leader of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation team.

In this episode, we cover a number of topics:

  • How has Rich put together one of the top lobbying shops in DC?
  • What was January 6th like on the Hill?
  • The impact of...


Jan 3, 2022

Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications dealing with the economy...


Dec 27, 2021

Josh Gray is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Policy at The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan civic engagement organization that strives to cultivate institutional base-building capacity and intergenerational...