Episodes

September 21, 2021

Ike Reilly

Ike Reilly is a musician, bard, traveling minstrel, and truth teller from Libertyville, IL. His mien is as much Carl Sandburg and Studs Terkel as it is Willie Nile and Chuck Prophet.   His music both “solo” and with “The Ike Reilly...

September 15, 2021

Governor Don Siegelman

Don Siegelman is Alabama’s most successful statewide politician. He is the only person to be elected Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. He is also the only Governor from The Port City of Mobile, and the last...

September 07, 2021

Bonus: Jack Goldsmith

Jack Goldsmith is The Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the co-founder of The Lawfare Blog and the “After Trump” podcast. He is the author of “In Hoffa’s Shadow. A Stepfather, A Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for...

August 31, 2021

Eric Michael Garcia: Bestselling Author of “We’re Not Broken"

Eric Michael Garcia is the author of “We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation” and the senior Washington correspondent for The Independent.  He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, a former reporter for The Hill,...

August 24, 2021

Paul Bentz - Arizona Based Pollster

Paul Bentz is not The Suns In 4 guy, but since he’s the only person I know in Arizona, he may as well be. I also think he could take on two mooks trying to get dealt with in the stands at a game. Paul is The Arizona Capitol Times‘ Back-to-Back...

August 17, 2021

Greg Bluestein: AJC Reporter & All Around Mensch

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governors’ office and state politics, and contributes to The Political Insider blog for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s. Before working for the AJC, he was an AP Reporter based in Atlanta...

August 13, 2021

Ondine Fortune: Media Buyer & Force of Nature

Ondine Fortune is the Founder and President of Fortune Media, a media buying company based in California. She is a longtime media buyer, who has repped almost everyone in the game over the years. She is currently involved in both Pro-Biden SuperPAC...

August 03, 2021

Gabriel Sterling

Gabe Sterling is a Damn Good Dawg. Some folks in the UGA diaspora shy away from that appellation, but in this case it is the truth. He represents The University of Georgia and The Pillars of The Arch as well as nearly anybody in the public eye – and...

July 30, 2021

Bonus: Bryan Burrough

Bryan Burrough has been writing books digging into big business, crime and American Scandal for over 30 years. After our chat about “Forget The Alamo” he was kind enough to stick around for 20 minutes or so and talk to us about his writing, movie...

July 27, 2021

John Rowley: The Campaign Ad Guy Who Never Worked Campaigns

Whether with his old firm and partners, Fletcher Rowley, or his “new” firm Counter Point Messaging, John Rowley has long been at the forefront of Democratic politics.  As we discuss, he has always made his living making ads for underdogs,...

July 20, 2021

John Couvillon: Pollster from The Gret Stet of Looziana

John is an inveterate pollster, autodidact and numbers guru nonpareil. You’d have to dig deep and wide to find someone who knows both the current and historic trends in states across this vast nation as good or better than he.  There are indeed...

July 13, 2021

Sasha Issenberg: Bestselling Author of "The Engagement"

Sasha Issenberg is the author of “The Engagement: America’s Quarter Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage” which has been called “Part Grisham-esque legal thriller, part Sorkin-esque political drama, and part Maddow-esque historical yarn”...

July 06, 2021

Eric Potholm

Erik Potholm is a native of Maine, and a partner with SRCP Media, a Republican advertising firm based in Alexandria, VA. His work has helped elected Senators, Governors, Congressman, and those who hold lower office across the country. He’s also...

June 29, 2021

Jonathan Martin From The New York Times

Jonathan Martin, National Political Correspondent for The New York Times joins us for a lively discussion about how just showing up is basically the key to success.  We talk about his experiences as a cub reporter for the National Journal,...

June 22, 2021

"Forget The Alamo" Authors Bryan Burrough & Jason Stanford

FORGET THE ALAMO? Not in this lifetime, Bubba! Ho, ho! Best selling authors Bryan Burrough and Jason Stanford join us this week to discuss their new lightning rod-cum-New York Times Notable book for the month of June “Forget The Alamo.” Stanford...

June 15, 2021

Veteran Pollster & Georgia Dawg Dan Judy

Dan Judy is a partner with Northstar Public Opinion Research, one of the top Republican polling firms in the country. His client list reads like a who’s who of Republican politics and electeds from the past 20 years. Dan is a shining example of what...

June 08, 2021

Senator Bob Kerrey

Former Nebraska Governor and United States Senator Bob Kerrey  is our first interview with an elected official, and he does not disappoint!  Bob is a former Navy Seal, Vietnam Veteran and a recipient of The Medal of Honor. His wit and wisdom...

June 01, 2021

Carter King From Futurebirds

Carter King from America’s Favorite Cosmic Space Country Band Futurebirds joins us today to talk about inspiration, band dynamics, pandemic plans, and whether Dave can manifest a tour with Futurebirds and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard using...

May 25, 2021

Jack Goldsmith on 'Living With Hoffa' And Other American Conundrums

Jack Goldsmith is The Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the co-founder of The Lawfare Blog and the “After Trump” podcast. He is the author of “In Hoffa’s Shadow. A Stepfather, A Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for...

May 18, 2021

Bob Shrum Part 2

Bobby Loves Oatsie

May 11, 2021

Bob Shrum Part 1

BOB SHRUM! He of “The Dream Will Never Die” and “The Shrum Primary” fame!   Bob is a legend in the business of political consulting, and a member of the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame.   We had such a good...

May 06, 2021

Bonus: Remembering Joe Slade White

Earlier this week we were saddened by the news that legendary political consultant Joe Slade White had passed away at the age of 71. Apart from being good at his job, Joe was also gracious with his time, mentoring a whole generation of consultants,...

May 04, 2021

Michelle Coyle Is The Titan We Were Promised

Lively and informative episode featuring “TITAN” aka Michelle Coyle. Michelle is a veteran campaign operative and business consultant who has taken her Ivy League MBA Skillz and applied them to the world of campaign consultancy businesses,...

April 27, 2021

Doc Sweitzer Has A Posse

“Y’all know The Doctor? Doctor John? Mack Rebbinack?”   Like another Show Friend from Show Business, Thomas “Doc” Sweitzer has had a front row seat on the stage with “bigger” consultants while carving out a very successful niche for...