"We Lit the White House Rainbow"

This week we're excited to welcome GU Politics' Fellow, Paulette Aniskoff! She started off in Obama World as his Get out the Vote Director in Iowa in 2008 and then went to work for him in the White House as Priority Placement Director, did a stint at FEMA, and then went back to the White House as Director of the Office of Public Engagement. We chat with her about her time with Obama and what she's doing now at Citizen 44. Check out this pod and if you want to hear more from Paulette, go to her discussion group!

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"We Live in Echo Chambers"

We're back from spring break and so excited to welcome Mo Elleithee to the pod this week! He is the Executive Director of GU Politics and was the Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee. We chatted with him about his time in Virginia politics, Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, and his time at the DNC. Tune in!
P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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"Go Save the Republic or We're All Moving to Canada"

This week on the pod we are excited to have Dan Sena! As the Executive Director of the DCCC for the 2018 election cycle, Dan was the architect for the Dems taking back the House. We also delve into his start in politics working in New Mexico where he managed Sen. Tom Udall's reelection campaign. Check out this fascinating episode!

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"Sometimes You Have to Fail to Succeed"

Today on the pod, we have GU Politics Fellow Antonia Ferrier! We talk about her time on the Hill, from House leadership to the Senate - most notably in Sen. McConnell's office - as well as her thoughts on the current status of the GOP. She has built a decade plus reputation as “one of the top Republican message gurus” so you don't want to miss this episode!

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"It's Gotta be DC"

Our next guest is Jennie Fay, staff member at GU Politics and former Director of Personnel in the Obama White House. Alec and Hayley talk to her about her background in politics and what it was like to manage people in the Obama White House.

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"Its the Best Seat to Be In"

We are excited to have Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, the authors of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics" for our second episode of the season! All four of these women have had extensive experience being at the center of Democratic national politics from the time of Jesse Jackson’s unsuccessful run for the presidency in 1984 to the Bill Clinton White House to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s historic 2016 nomination. Tune in!

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"The Extremes are Getting More Attention"

Welcome back to Fly on the Wall, Season 5! To kick off our new season, we're thrilled to welcome Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) to the pod. Alec and Hayley talk to her about her background, foreign affairs in Cuba and the Middle East, and the future of the Republican party and women in politics. She is also a GU Politics Fellow this semester so check out her weekly discussion group if you want to continue the conversation!

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Melanne Verveer

It's our last episode of Season 4! It's been a great semester of guests and we have one last phenomenal one for you all. On the pod this week is Melanne Verveer, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Clinton, former Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices, and the First United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. We discuss international relations and women's rights, so tune in for this absolutely amazing episode!

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"We Had Him Halfway Off the Stage"

This week we are thrilled to have Ed Goeas on the pod! He is a GU Politics Fellow this semester and the current President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading political strategists, and is an often sought-after consultant. He has helped numerous candidates from Congressman to Governors win office throughout his career so this is a podcast you should definitley listen to!

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Fly on the Trail: 2018 Mexican Elections

Want to learn more about the Mexican elections that took place last summer? A group of Georgetown students travelled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of how campaigns were operated and to learn more about the political world in Mexico. It's an interesting insight into how politics works in another country so tune in!

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"I Disappeared in the Dead of Night"

We're happy to welcome GU Politics Fellow Suzanne Kianpour to the pod this week! She is an Emmy-nominated foreign affairs and political journalist, currently working for the BBC. With previous postings in Beirut, London and Los Angeles, her reporting has taken her around the world: from various conflict zones in the Middle East to Europe traveling with then-Secretary of State John Kerry in a front row seat to the Iran nuclear negotiations. Tune in for an episode with plenty of captivating stories that cover some of the biggest global events!

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"Learn the Institutional Knowledge"

This week on the pod, we're diving deep into legislative politics on the Hill. Our two guests are both Hoyas: Robert Flock, the Associate Director of Advocacy for Legislative Affairs at Credit Union National Association and Colleen Nguyen, the Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice. They have a lot to say about their respective jobs and how lobbyists and Hill staffers interact so you'll want to tune in!

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"Climbing the Hill"

This week on the pod we have Jaime Harrison and Amos Snead, two veterans of Capitol Hill who decided to write a bipartisan book about their experiences - called Climbing the Hill. They have fantastic advice and amazing stories of what federal legislative politics is like, so be sure to listen!

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"There Is No Age Limit On Having An Impact"

We're thrilled to have South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the pod this week! He is the first openly gay mayor in the U.S. and was formerly a candidate for DNC Chair. He has a lot of great knowledge to share about local government so tune in!

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“You Want to Work in Politics, So Just Go Do It”

We are so excited to welcome Michael Tyler onto the pod! He is currently the Chief of Staff to DNC Chairman Tom Perez. Previously, he worked on numerous campaigns such as Obama '08, Michelle Nunn, Russ Feingold, and others. Tune in to hear a fascinating episode with lots of great advice for anyone interested in getting into campaigns and politics!

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"That All Went Out the Window"

We're happy to welcome 4 of the authors of the book, West Wingers! In this pod, you'll hear from Gautam Raghavan, Cecilia Muñoz, Ned Price, and Brad Jenkins - all of whom were Senior White House officials.

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"We're Not Spending the Money Correctly"

We're happy to welcome another GU Politics Fellow, Tim Lim, onto the pod this week! Tim previously worked on President Obama’s re-elect through Gen44 and on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Team in 2016. He has also worked on digital strategy at the Bully Pulpit initiative and now has his own political consulting firm.

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"It Needed to be Done"

For our second episode of the season, we're happy to welcome a GU Politics Fellow, Erin Conaton. Previously, she has served as the Staff Director of House Armed Services Committee; Undersecretary of the Air Force; and Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. She is also a Hoya!

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"This is Going to be a Good Night"

We're excited to welcome Josh Pitcock onto the pod for the first episode of Season 4! He's been with Vice President Mike Pence since 2005, serving as a close confidante and most recently, his White House Chief of Staff.

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