Episodes

Joyce Vance

Dec. 22, 2021

Joyce Vance has it going on. She is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. She is a professor at The University of Alabama School of Law. She is the co-host of Insider with former United States…

Sean Duggan: Producer & Director of "Keep It A Secret"

Nov. 30, 2021

Sean Duggan is an advertising executive and documentary film producer and director. His debut film “Keep It A Secret: The Story of the Dawn of Surfing in Ireland” about Irish Surfers, The Troubles and his journey through sur…

Brian Lyman: Reporter For The Montgomery Advertiser

Nov. 16, 2021

Brian Lyman is one of the best reporters in America. He covers politics and the legislature for The Montgomery Advertiser. Like Vince Lombardi before him, Brian is a proud Fordham Ram though he was not one of The Seven Block…

TJ Callaway: Founder & CEO of Onward Reserve

Nov. 9, 2021

TJ Callaway, IV is the founder and CEO of Onward Reserve, an online and retail destination for lifestyle gifts and apparel. Named for a story about President Teddy Roosevelt hunting in Onward, MS and embodying the company mo…

Mark McKinnon From Showtime's 'The Circus'

Nov. 2, 2021

Mark McKinnon needs no introduction, but just in case you’ve forgotten who he is: He is the creator and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, now filming their sixth season in Washington, DC and battleground states throughout th…

Bonus: Bob Kerrey

Oct. 19, 2021

This week we revisit our conversation from earlier in the year with the great Bob Kerrey.  Bob is a former Navy Seal, Vietnam Veteran and a recipient of The Medal of Honor. His wit and wisdom really shine through in every to…

John Hammontree

Oct. 12, 2021

John Hammontree is the co-founder of Reckon South, Executive Producer of the National Murrow Award-winning series Reckon Radio and host of The Reckon Interview Podcast. He is also a proud new father of a healthy baby boy! Yo…

Bertis Downs

Oct. 5, 2021

Bertis Downs is an American attorney, professor, and political activist. He is also the manager of . He is a board member at People For The American Way and The Georgia Alliance, among other political affiliations – especial…

Steve Welchert

Sept. 28, 2021

Steve Welchert is a former Big Ten Lineman, Sly Stallone Stunt Man and Governor’s Lobbyist based in Denver, CO. He is a winner of multiple Pollie Awards, and has been cited by Campaigns and Elections Magazine as a top region…

Ike Reilly

Sept. 21, 2021

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…

Governor Don Siegelman

Sept. 15, 2021

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 …

Bonus: Jack Goldsmith

Sept. 7, 2021

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, a…

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

Aug. 31, 2021

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 …

Paul Bentz - Arizona Based Pollster

Aug. 24, 2021

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 …

Greg Bluestein: AJC Reporter & All Around Mensch

Aug. 17, 2021

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 Repor…

Ondine Fortune: Media Buyer & Force of Nature

Aug. 13, 2021

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…

Gabriel Sterling

Aug. 3, 2021

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 anybod…

Bonus: Bryan Burrough

July 30, 2021

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 ab…

John Rowley: The Campaign Ad Guy Who Never Worked Campaigns

July 27, 2021

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 …

John Couvillon: Pollster from The Gret Stet of Looziana

July 20, 2021

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 h…

Sasha Issenberg: Bestselling Author of "The Engagement"

July 13, 2021

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 …

Eric Potholm

July 6, 2021

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 th…

Jonathan Martin From The New York Times

June 29, 2021

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 Na…

"Forget The Alamo" Authors Bryan Burrough & Jason Stanford

June 22, 2021

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…