32 episodes

On any given day in Washington, DC, policy proposals are created, debated, and decimated by tens of thousands of people and organizations working behind the scenes. Each week one of these advocates and I will visit a DC watering hole and distill the art of advocacy by pulling back the curtain a bit and taking a look at how they play their part in this sausage factory we call our federal government. So, if you’re at all interested in how the sausage is made, pull up a chair, grab a drink, and join us for the next 20 minutes or so.After all, what goes better with sausage than a tall cold one?

80-Proof Politics Bill Shute

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

On any given day in Washington, DC, policy proposals are created, debated, and decimated by tens of thousands of people and organizations working behind the scenes. Each week one of these advocates and I will visit a DC watering hole and distill the art of advocacy by pulling back the curtain a bit and taking a look at how they play their part in this sausage factory we call our federal government. So, if you’re at all interested in how the sausage is made, pull up a chair, grab a drink, and join us for the next 20 minutes or so.After all, what goes better with sausage than a tall cold one?

    Washington Navigators Preview

    Washington Navigators Preview

    What does it take to branch out and start your own lobbying firm? These two did just that after decades of working for others.

    • 2 min
    Exploring the role of PACs with Micaela Isler, Executive Director of NABPAC

    Exploring the role of PACs with Micaela Isler, Executive Director of NABPAC

    The Executive Director of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees, Micaela Isler, breaks down what PACs are, how they represent the voices of hundreds - even thousands - of like-minded individuals in today's elections, and how the housing financial crisis saved her marriage.

    • 42 min
    Episode 8 Preview

    Episode 8 Preview

    Next week, 80-Proof Politics returns to its regular schedule with a fascinating conversation with Micaela Isler, Executive Director of the National Association of Business PACs. Here's a sneak peek into that episode.  Thanks for listening.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 3.7 - Bringing Congress into the 21st Century with Jen Daulby, Chief of Staff for Indigov

    Ep. 3.7 - Bringing Congress into the 21st Century with Jen Daulby, Chief of Staff for Indigov

    Indigov Chief of Staff - and former House Admin Chief - Jen Daulby on making Congress work better and how you prepare the Capitol for an Inauguration 14 days after an insurrecrtion.

    • 36 min
    Behind the Curtain - Now What?

    Behind the Curtain - Now What?

    How will official Washington respond to the collapsed house of cards that once was FTX and SBF? What happens to the millions he and his colleagues contributed to political campaigns? Will crypto ever be sexy again inside the Beltway? Let's see...

    • 18 min
    Behind the Curtain - The Playbook

    Behind the Curtain - The Playbook

    It's not that FTX and Bankman-Fried created an entirely new approach to federal advocacy. They literally used every page in the playbook while spending over $200M inside the Beltway. What they did was run a massively accelerated 2-minute offense. 

    • 28 min

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