163 episodes

A weekly look at North Carolina politics and the North Carolina General Assembly from two lobbyists’ perspectives. Hosted by lobbyists Brian Lewis and Skye David.

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    • 4.2 • 87 Ratings

A weekly look at North Carolina politics and the North Carolina General Assembly from two lobbyists’ perspectives. Hosted by lobbyists Brian Lewis and Skye David.

    Secretary Grier Martin's Mission at the NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

    Secretary Grier Martin's Mission at the NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

    NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Secretary Grier Martin sits down with Skye and Brian for a conversation as we head into the Memorial Day weekend.  
    The Afghanistan War veteran recently returned to North Carolina after working at the Pentagon and now leads North Carolina's work advocating for the state's military installations, the active military serving, and veterans living in North Carolina.  The former NC House member also talks candidly about the challenges the Department faces.  
    Plus, the bipartisan mask bill debate, controversial healthcare bill, budget talks stall, NC tourism now ranked #5, staffing news, Race of the Week, Tweet of the Week, and whatever happened to Brian's friend Jake? 
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 54 min
    Sen. Danny Earl Britt, Jr.'s Unfiltered Take on Policy, Politics, & Politicians

    Sen. Danny Earl Britt, Jr.'s Unfiltered Take on Policy, Politics, & Politicians

    Sen. Danny Earl Britt, Jr. guest hosts the podcast this week with Skye and Brian as they tick through the latest policy, budget, and process developments inside the General Assembly.  
    The Robeson County Republican also gives a candid take on many 2024 candidates on both sides of aisle, including his swing Senate district.
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 53 min
    Budget Surplus a Bust? The Return of Blust? And Talking Shop with Rep. Mark Brody

    Budget Surplus a Bust? The Return of Blust? And Talking Shop with Rep. Mark Brody

    The $400 million budget surplus predicted for this fiscal year ending on June 30 and the $1 billion surplus penciled in for next year isn't going to happen, at least not at those levels.  
    Skye and Brian also talk about an anti-semitism bill, a dense bill, new polling, voter ID lawsuit, Race of the Week, #TOTW, and more.  
    Plus a conversation with Rep. Mark Brody about his early life in Milwaukee, his move to NC, the construction industry, and his politics. 
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 56 min
    Political Reporter Bryan Anderson on Politics in the Newsroom

    Political Reporter Bryan Anderson on Politics in the Newsroom

    Bryan Anderson is a freelance journalist who founded Anderson Alerts, a substack on all things #ncpol.  The California native talks about his stints at the News & Observer, Sacremento Bee, WRAL, and The Assembly.  While Bryan loves his work as a NC politics reporter, he has concerns about his profession and he opens up about them in this podcast.  
    Skye and Brian also unpack the second week of the short session, which began with tragedy in Charlotte, a pair of controversial bills, a technical corrections bill emerges, budget news, Race of the Week, #TOTW, protests at UNC, and more.  
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 58 min
    #NCPOL Operative Nathan Babcock: 'I Went from Missionary to Mercenary'

    #NCPOL Operative Nathan Babcock: 'I Went from Missionary to Mercenary'

    Nathan Babcock plays two crucial roles in #ncpol.  Half of his work is inside the General Assembly working as a policy advisor to Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.  During campaign season he's a Republican political consultant who takes lead on some of the most high profile, battleground districts.  
    Nathan talks about his two jobs, including some behind-the-scenes accounts of the abortion bill and Medicaid expansion, both enacted in 2023. He also takes listeners back to his first campaign in 2010, one of the most transformational times in #ncpol.  
    Skye and Brian also unpack the first day of short session, Governor's budget, new polling, ACC politics, #TOTW, and breaking down Taylor Swift's new albums.  
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Majority Leader John Bell & Sen. Jay Chaudhuri Preview Short Session

    Majority Leader John Bell & Sen. Jay Chaudhuri Preview Short Session

    There's a lot of unfinished issues for legislators to tackle in the General Assembly short session set to begin on April 24: Medical marijuana, gambling, social issues, opportunity scholarships, immigration, and more.    
    Then there's the rumors.  
    House Majority Leader John Bell and Senate Democratic Whip Jay Chaudhuri join Skye and Brian for a comprehensive preview of the short session ahead. 
    They also talk primary and general election politics, planned and unplanned legislator departures, length of session, #TOTW, and Mr. Beast.  
    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, the NC Pork Council, and the NC Healthcare Association.  

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Alexander C. Lo ,

One of the Most Informative and Entertaining Political Podcasts

In the way too crowded podcast space, Do Politics Better stands out as a MUST-LISTEN.

Skye and Brian are duo that brings informative, insightful, and entertaining views of North Carolina politics to the table. I have to admit, I used to think I really knew NC politics and culture, but man was I wrong. These two are always getting me to think in a more in-depth, thoughtful manner, that leaves me really, really thinking. I am always leaving wanting to know more and anxious for the next episode.

papakayak ,

One star

This was not my jam

Metatron Lives ,

Lizard People Interviewing Lizard People

Lobbyists lobbing softball questions at and joking around white supremacists, neo-fascists, January Sixth co-conspirators, and more.

After the events of January Sixth, a truly disgusting, ignorant podcast.

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