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50 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Digital strategist Trent Schacht joins Derek to discuss how campaigns need to adjust during the quarantine, knife throwing at staff parties, and trying to run a video call with over 600 people and Barack Obama.
69 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Senior Advisor for Pete Buttigieg's 2020 Campaign, Michael Halle, stops by to discuss what current campaigns are missing, his experiences on the Buttigieg/Clinton/Obama campaigns, and the best bars in Cedar Rapids.
67 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Another old friend stops by to swap stories with Derek. Former Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sue Dvorsky discusses her experience as a State Party Chair, one of the more absurd positions in Democratic politics. Also, as an early/influential supporter of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris Sue discusses the role grassroots supporters play in the nominating process. The discussion leads to topics like "punching above one's weight" and when to step on toes.
45 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Campaign Manager for Julián Castro's 2020 bid, Maya Rupert, joins Derek to discuss her experiences running a presidential campaign and why the Democratic nominating process sucks. The importance of conference rooms is debated.
54 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Senior Advisor for the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Pete D'Alessandro, tells us about an argument with Santa Claus on the campaign trail.
48 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Brad Anderson (Former Obama/Edwards Campaign Advisor) discusses his experience with Bruce Springsteen and other unbelievable campaign stories. Hosted by Derek Eadon, veteran Democratic political operative, Campaign Life is a podcast that highlights what it is really like to work on a campaign.
4 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
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Campaign Life is a podcast highlighting the ridiculous and sometimes rewarding life of working on a political campaign. The podcast is hosted by Derek Eadon, a veteran political campaigner. Each episode highlights stories from national operatives, candidates, elected officials, reporters, and celebrities that have insight on what it takes to work on a modern campaign.
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