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Lobby Land is a podcast about lobbying and Texas politics. Who are lobbyists? How do they do their jobs? How did they get into lobbying and in some cases, how did they get out? What works and what does not when talking to elected officials, staff and others? This is a podcast about the people whose lives are in and around the Texas political space. From campaigns to boardrooms to the capitol and everywhere in between, we will be interviewing lobbyist and those that work in Texas politics about these and other topics. Hosted by Daniel Womack, with contributions from Stephanie Simpson, Lobby Land will introduce you to personalities, experiences, history and occasionally a lesson in navigating politics. Through these conversations you will meet, and get to know better, some of the most interesting individuals working in Texas government. Welcome to Lobby Land!!!

Lobby Land Daniel Womack

    • Government
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Lobby Land is a podcast about lobbying and Texas politics. Who are lobbyists? How do they do their jobs? How did they get into lobbying and in some cases, how did they get out? What works and what does not when talking to elected officials, staff and others? This is a podcast about the people whose lives are in and around the Texas political space. From campaigns to boardrooms to the capitol and everywhere in between, we will be interviewing lobbyist and those that work in Texas politics about these and other topics. Hosted by Daniel Womack, with contributions from Stephanie Simpson, Lobby Land will introduce you to personalities, experiences, history and occasionally a lesson in navigating politics. Through these conversations you will meet, and get to know better, some of the most interesting individuals working in Texas government. Welcome to Lobby Land!!!

    Episode 20: Buddy Garcia

    Episode 20: Buddy Garcia

    Lobby Land is excited to welcome Buddy Garcia to the show. 

    Buddy has been working in politics for over 30 years. Come hear him talk about it all, and if you know Buddy, then you understand he can talk about it all. We discuss his time with Senator Lucio, Governor Perry, our time together at TCEQ and his work now. We talk about his family, share old TCEQ stories, and of course, backyard BBQ and beer.

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    • 53 min
    Episode 19: Amy Whited

    Episode 19: Amy Whited

    We are excited to welcome Amy Whited to Lobby Land.

    Amy is a veteran campaign staffer and lobbyist. But she might be more known for the creation of Pink Granite and now the Pink Granite Foundation. Tune in to hear her discuss her journey from campaign staffer to city council staffer to lobbyist, as well as the creation of and her work at Pink Granite and all the stops in between.

    Enjoying the pod? Give us a review. Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite podcast app. Email us with any feedback, we love hearing from you all. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 41 min
    Episode 18: Amy & Steve Bresnen

    Episode 18: Amy & Steve Bresnen

    Lobby Land is happy to welcome Amy and Steve Bresnen to the pod.

    Listen in to hear how these now veteran lobbyists got their start in the Capitol and how they work together as a married couple. We also discuss social media and  the local Austin camping ordinance. You don’t want to miss this.

    We hope you are enjoying our pod. Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite podcast app, give us a review and rate us. We love to hear from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 56 min
    Episode 17: Brian Smith

    Episode 17: Brian Smith

    Lobby Land is excited to welcome Dr. Brian Smith to the pod. Brian is professor of political science and Associate Dean of the school of Behavioral and Social Sciences at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

    Tune in to hear Brian discuss his path to becoming a tenured professor in political science. We also discuss growing up in the northeast, navigating the current political climate with his students, political commentating and his love of Philadelphia sports.

    We hope you are enjoying the pod. Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite app, give us a review and rate us. We love to hear from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 40 min
    Episode 16: Scott Stewart

    Episode 16: Scott Stewart

    Lobby Land is pleased to welcome Scott Stewart. Scott  is well known around the capitol after working in the House before becoming a lobbyist.

    Tune in to hear about Scott’s path from a kinesiology major to a lobbyist for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas, and all the stops in between.  Scott talks about meeting his wife during a job interview, his love of history and sweaty donuts and warm orange juice. Scott is also a weather-watcher and we get into that as well. 

    We hope you are enjoying our pod. Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite podcast app, give us a review and rate us. We love to hear from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 46 min
    Episode 15: Brian Yarbrough

    Episode 15: Brian Yarbrough

    Lobby Land welcomes Brian Yarbrough.

    Brian is a Senior Principle at Erben & Yarbrough, which is an established governmental affairs consulting practice. Come hear Brian discuss his 20 plus years of working in and around the Capitol, his work on nuclear issues, his time doing campaign and ethics work for Governor Perry and his work with the Terry Foundation.

    Enjoying the pod? Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite pod app, give us a review and rate us. We love to hear from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 41 min

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