Episodes

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...

April 20, 2021

Kevin Walling Is The Democrat Your Dad Knows

(Because He's On Fox News A Lot)

April 13, 2021

Bonus: That Time Our Friend Got Detained By The Syrian Military (And Lived To Tell The Tale)

Our friend Jason Hammacher recounts the story of how a completely innocent and peaceful photography expedition turned in to harrowing, "holy shit, I might not make it out of this alive" detainment by the authorities in Syria.  This Bonus Episode...

April 06, 2021

Seventy Six Words (Plus A Few More) With Colin Rogero

Colin Rogero is a dynamic, creative and hilarious admaker; and also our first guest to appear *on location* from another country. We chart his rise in the business including how his personal experience shaped his at-the-time controversial "American...

March 29, 2021

Zac McCrary: Democratic Pollster

Zac McCrary is a self proclaimed politics nerd and unapologetic "geeker-outer" on things like campaign merch and pro wrestling. He's also one of the top Democratic pollsters in the country and host of the very fine Pro Politics podcast. We talk about...

March 22, 2021

Rick Ridder: From Recording Studios To Presidential Campaigns With Politics' Most Interesting Man

Rick Ridder has truly done in all in the consulting game and then some: numerous Presidential and Congressional campaigns, local referendums on marijuana legalization and baseball teams, a bevy of international consulting gigs in more countries than...

March 15, 2021

Rick Perlstein & The Search For Life After Death Of The American Consensus

Rick Perlstein has written four books that, full disclosure, we are big fans of here at NMTE so having him on to talk was both an honor and a thrill. We zoom around several topics from Carter to Reagan to Trump to racism, trying to trace the line that...

March 08, 2021

Joe Slade White Has Seen It All...And Lived To Tell The Tales

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Joe Slade White has seen it all: From the Zoo Plane of the McGovern campaign to the underfunded Democratic House and Senate races of the 80's to seeing his longtime friend and client Joe Biden being elected...

March 01, 2021

David Hill's Winning Bet

David Hill has written about gambling and his life for Grantland, The New Yorker, The New York Times and well, everywhere. He tells us how his upbringing in Hot Springs, Arkansas and his early career as a union organizer led to him being a...

February 22, 2021

Shane Greer Is A Free Man, And He's Going Out The Front Door

Campaigns and Elections Magazine publisher Shane Greer lends us his unique perspective on campaigns from someone who runs a business for campaign professionals but doesn't work directly in them; media from a publisher who doesn't consider publishing...

February 22, 2021

Shane Greer Is A Free Man, And He's Walking Out The Front Door

Campaigns and Elections Magazine publisher Shane Greer lends us his unique perspective on campaigns from someone who runs a business for campaign professionals but doesn't work directly in them; media from a publisher who doesn't consider publishing...

February 18, 2021

Fight For Your Right To Be Humble

Chris and Dave are back to talk about their soon to be released  interview with Shane Greer, the death of Rush Limbaugh and some upcoming guests and potential guests on the show.  We're making a big push to grow the show and this means...

February 15, 2021

Ryan Horn Wants To Tell You A Story

The power of storytelling in advertising is something that this weeks guest, GOP ad maker Ryan Horn believes deeply in. We talk about this, his career and his hopes for a post-Trump GOP, AND get his pick for the best crappy quarantine TV show. ...

February 11, 2021

What's So SUPER About Peace, Love & Understanding?

Did the Super Bowl suck? The commercials? The halftime show? ALL halftime shows? Chris and Dave answer these questions, plus "how to waste $35 at Costco" and "flat tops are are our new cooking overlords".  We'll be back with another interview...

February 08, 2021

Brian Franklin

This week we welcome Brian Franklin, President of Impact Politics to talk about his career as a consultant, the present and future of political ads and the terrible album covers of Bruce Springsteen.  Brian recently launched a podcast, , and has...

January 29, 2021

Sonia Van Meter

This week we welcome Sonia Van Meter for a chat about her work in political opposition research and her brush with fame as part of the Mars 100 project. After the interview stick around for a bonus segment about Chris' 48 hours in the Gamestop STONKS...

January 22, 2021

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

This week we talk about the end of the Don T era, and what the future may look like for the major players of the era. Then, Dave has a Very Hard trivia question and we talk about some upcoming 2021 album releases.  Like the show? Like and...

January 18, 2021

Jason Hamacher's One Weird Trick

This week we talk to Washingon DC's Jason Hamacher about his rollercoaster adventures as a touring musician (and masseuse), photographer, musicologist, gallery owner and would-be fugitive from justice (during an otherwise mostly peaceful visit to...

January 11, 2021

DJ KO

This week we welcome Justin Spillner aka DJ KO to talk about his rise to prominence from the mean streets of Peachtree City, GA to being an in demand corporate and club DJ and producing hit records with his partner Jared Sciullo and their Phivestarr...

January 07, 2021

The Wreck of the Edmund Failgerald

This week, we're taping live during the Storming of the Capitol so we try to make sense of that in real time and also break down the Georgia Senate Runoff, plus answer a listener question about cable news panel shows.

January 07, 2021

The Wreck Of The Faildozer Fitzgerald

This week, we're taping live during the Storming of the Capitol so we try to make sense of that in real time and also break down the Georgia Senate Runoff, plus answer a listener question about cable news panel shows.

December 31, 2020

The Year End Wrap Up Show

This week, our 27th Annual Year End Review! We talk about some of our favorite music, movies, TV and podcasts, basically the non-Covid and politics parts of 2020. (Aka the good stuff or at worst, the healthy distractions) If you're reading this and...