E-Voter Institute has produced Digital Politics Radio since 2007. Karen Jagoda is the host of this is non-partisan show that covers the business of politics rather than the squabbling that goes on across the political spectrum.
Determining Mechanics of Voting Has Always Been Decentralized with Joe Sandler Election Law Expert
Joe Sandler election law expert confirms that Fed & State laws regarding voting & voters are just the beginning of the story about how easy or difficult it is to vote. With no national standards for voting and for counting and auditing those votes, election laws are often designed to benefit one group over another. Reflections on the current audit of the 2020 votes in Arizona, nationalization of fundraising for campaigns and diminishing effectiveness of PACs, and GOTV lessons learned from 2020.
Micro-Targeting Persuasive Messages with Bryan Miller Neptune Ops
Bryan Miller President Neptune Ops is interested in actual behavior measured in real time by digital tools available for online ad campaigns which allow for refinements in message, targeting & creative. Geo-fencing & targeting at the household level reducing wasted ad dollars & surgically delivering engaging content on the right screen at the right time. Streaming devices, digital out-of-home & programmatic audio ads offering new opportunities to target elected officials, key supporters & influencers.
Reaching the COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitant with Sean Duggan SiriusXM
Sean Duggan VP Advertising SiriusXM shines light on efforts by agencies and other interested parties to educate and persuade people to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Audio ads are being deployed across the SiriusXM network to reach all of those who are eligible to get the shot, while also starting to see a pivot to a local multi-language outreach tailored to under-served communities. Growing interest in targeting using influential podcasts to connect COVID-19 messages to the right audience.
Civic Engagement in the Age of Boycotts with Katie Harbath Anchor Change
Katie Harbath, Founder, Anchor Change is looking to solve issues at the intersection of democracy and technology. She reflects on the role corporations play in driving change, likely benefit of boycotts by consumers & voters, need for corporations to be authentic & transparent about political & cause related contributions, and how we think about protecting 1st Amendment rights. After 10 years at Facebook, most recently as a Public Policy Director, Katie talks about lessons learned about civic engagement.
Early Polling on Governor Newsom Recall Effort in CA with Adam Probolsky President Probolsky Research
Adam Probolsky, President, Probolsky Research conducted a poll of California voters to get an early look at the interest voters have in recalling CA Gov Gavin Newsom. Among likely voters, support for No on the recall is strongest with women, while Latino voters seem most receptive to the recall. Successful campaign to recall Gov Gray Davis in 2003 took place when there were more registered Republicans and the top Republican candidate was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Waiting for petition signatures to be approved.
Understanding What Drives Swing Voters with Rich Thau Engagious
Rich Thau, Co-Founder and President, Engagious describes his ongoing Swing Voter Project which explores the motivation and behavior of those who voted for Obama then voted for Trump and those who voted for Trump and then voted for Biden. With adjustments for COVID-19 restrictions, Rich moved online to talk with voters around the country about their sources of information, interest in voting, and what issues mattered the most to them.
In an era where everything is moving so fast and time is limited, this podcast has a wide array of topics and guests with deep experience to provide unique insights based their history in the industry. Well produced and the email newsletter is a nice accompaniment.