There are many titles for these over-caffeinated, overworked, underpaid, Washingtonians, but just one name: STAFFER. There's no other workplace in the world where one might find themselves picking up coffee, shaping legislation that will impact global markets, ordering an Uber, and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with world leaders, all in the same day.
Capitol Hill has long been the launching pad for very BIG careers, a cauldron that forges our country's most influential leaders. Our mission is to share their stories.
In the wake of historic gun legislation – but also more tragic shootings – Peter Ambler, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, joins host Jim Papa on this week’s episode of STAFFER to discuss the organization’s dedication to fighting for a safer America.
From the Clinton White House and Vice President Al Gore... to Senate Democratic Leader Daschle... to Presidents Obama and Biden, author and speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum has served at the highest levels of government. Host Jim Papa speaks with him about communicating ideas, how speechwriting has evolved, his advice for using humor, and his new book, “Undelivered.”
Jano Cabrera, former Deputy Press Secretary to Vice President Gore, talks about building resilience, taking responsibility, and learning along the way from the White House to General Mills.
Monica Dixon is the president of external affairs & chief administrative officer for Monumental Sports. She spent a career in politics at the highest of levels but she got her start working on the campaign trail and then in the senate for Senator Tom Daschle. In this episode, hear stories from her career and advice she has for current and future staffers.
Cecilia Muñoz, Senior Advisor at New America, joins us to talk about her impressive career – from working on immigration policy at the National Council of La Raza (now known as Unidos) for two decades to becoming the first Hispanic person to serve as the DPC Director under the Obama Administration.
Jim Papa on When Science Speaks
Jim Papa sat down with Mark Bayer, President of Bayer Strategic Consulting and former Chief of Staff in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, to discuss everything from how to craft a persuasive message to lessons learned in politics.
I really enjoyed hearing these stories!
Jim is a pro and he brings out the best in his guests. Highly recommend his recent chat with Chris Lu who is a quintessential staffer.
Insightful, interesting and there’s always at least one funny story.
I can’t recommend The Staffer enough. The guests are always interesting and Jim guides them in the right direction as they tell their stories. It’s one of my favorite podcasts!