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Big Shot! is the ultimate fantasy politics podcast - and we're ramping up for Season 2. This season, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Listeners will receive a behind the scenes look at how campaigns are run and won and where American politics is going in the age of Trump – hearing from political operatives, elected officials, voters, the press and more.

Latest Episodes

Episode 2: Divided We Stand?

This episode of Big Shot! features interviews with top Republican and Democratic leaders from across the country on the current state of the 2020 race. Participants include Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Christine Pelosi, California political strategist and daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Tony Fabrizio, GOP pollster and strategist; Antjuan Seawright, Founder and CEO of Blueprint Strategy; and Jaime Harrison, Candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. Featured Guests: Tom Perez; Chair, Democratic National Committee https://democrats.org/tom-perez/ Follow Tom on Twitter @TomPerez Tony Fabrizio; GOP Pollster and Strategist http://fabriziolee.com/about-us/tony-fabrizio/ Follow Tony on Twitter @TonyFabrizioGOP Antjuan Seawright; Founder and CEO, Blueprint Strategy https://blueprintstrategyllc.com/antjuan-seawright/ Follow Antjuan on Twitter @antjuansea Christine Pelosi, California Political Strategist Follow Christine on Twitter: @sfpelosi Jaime Harrison, Cand...

40 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 2: Divided We Stand?

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is a former Mayor, Governor, Alaska Oil and Gas Commission Chair, and Vice Presidential candidate. Having started her political career in small-town Alaska politics, Palin was jettisoned to the national stage in 2008 when Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain chose her as his running mate. Palin was born in 1972 to two teachers in Idaho before her family moved to Wasilla, Alaska. She got her start in politics in 1992 when she successfully ran for Wasilla City Council. Palin later successfully ran for Mayor on a pro-tax reform platform. As Mayor, she kept her promise by introducing a 2% sales tax and cutting property tax by 75%. Additionally, she proposed the construction of a municipal sports complex. Towards the end of her term, she was the subject of multiple ethics investigations, nearly all of which were dismissed. These investigations, according to her administration, had over-burdened her and kept her from doing the job the people of Alaska elected her to do. In 2008, then-Republican candidate Senator John McCain asked Sarah to visit his Sedona home, where he offered her the position of Vice-Presidential candidate. On the campaign trail, she proved to be a conservative firebrand, railing against the system and the mainstream media. However, she struggled in one-on-one interviews when interviewers asked nuanced policy questions. This lead to many speculate on McCain’s choice and if she cost him the election. Since 2008, Palin has continued her firebrand campaign-style, campaigning for Tea Party candidates around the country, most recently for-then candidate Donald Trump.

7 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Sarah Palin

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk is known for being the first openly gay public official in California and one of the first in the United States. A hero of the gay rights movement, many credit Milk with normalizing homosexuality in public life and giving many young, closeted gay Americans a beacon of hope to look for. Milk was born in 1930 in Woodmere, New York to a middle class, Jewish family. After his time in the Navy serving in the Korean War, Milk worked in finance. After living in New York for several years, he decided to move to San Francisco in 1972, where he opened Castro Camera on Castro Street. As Milk gained popularity within the community, he became a gay rights activist in the heart of an emerging gay rights movement. There, he became known as the “Mayor of Castro Street.” After several attempts in previous elections, Milk won a seat on the San Francisco City-Community Board in 1977. While in office, Milk advocated for civil rights for marginalized communities. Additionally, he worked to established daycare centers for working mothers and supported several initiates for affordable housing and improving the safety of the city. Milk’s term was tragically cut short when he was assassinated by fellow Board member, Dan White. White had resigned from office because he did not agree with the progressive changes being made by the city. Following court proceedings, White was charged with manslaughter rather than murder, which was attributed to the defense’s claims that White’s rage was caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and “junk food.” Milk’s assassination in combination with White’s lowered sentence caused demonstrations organized by gay rights activists to turn violent. Today, Milk is remembered by many and his life is depicted in several books and movies. Recently, Milk’s service in the Navy was recognized by the commission of the US Navy ship, the USNS Harvey Milk.

6 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Harvey Milk

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. He transformed American politics with his laissez-faire economic program, popularly known as “Reaganomics,” and played a major role on the world stage in leading the U.S. through the fall of the Soviet Union. Reagan’s first career was an unconventional start to his political legacy. Born into a working-class family in Illinois in 1911, Reagan became a Hollywood star and appeared in over fifteen films before serving in WWII. He was eventually elected President of the Screen Actors Guild, where he met and married his wife, Nancy Reagan. A former Democrat, Reagan’s charisma and outspoken opposition to welfare and anti-war activism led him to successfully run for Governor of California as a Republican in 1966. As governor, Reagan strengthened his conservative values and built a national profile before launching his candidacy for president in 1980. Reagan won the election in a landslide and became a stalwart for socially conservative values. He was the nation’s foremost advocate for state’s rights and deregulation. Conservatives lauded his tough foreign policy stances against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, which established his reputation for “preserving peace through strength.” Reagan easily won his second term in 1984 and became actively engaged in forming a number of demilitarization and peace agreements with Soviet Union Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev that deescalated Cold War tensions. His historic speech at the Berlin Wall in 1987 calling for Gorbachev to “tear down [the] wall” became a landmark in American foreign policy, and cemented Reagan’s place in history. After his Presidency, Reagan and his wife returned to California, where they opened the Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is often listed in the top ten of U.S. presidents. Reagan passed away in 2004 at the age of 93 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for almost a decade.

9 MIN3 weeks ago
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Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Ronald Reagan

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. A lifelong advocate for racial and gender equality, she is recognized as one of the 20th century’s greatest champions for civil rights. Chisholm was in Brooklyn in 1924 to a working-class Caribbean family and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946 before receiving her master’s in elementary education from Columbia University. While working as a daycare director and educational consultant early in her career, Chisholm embedded herself in activism, becoming involved in local political clubs such as the Bedford-Stuyvesant Political League, the League of Women Voters, and the Brooklyn branch of the National Association of College Women. Chisholm's historic journey as a public servant began when she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1965, where she served for three years. In the Assembly, Chisholm became known as a strong fighter for the civil rights of workers, immigrants, and women. In an upset victory, Chisholm was elected as the Democratic Congresswoman of New York’s 12th district in 1968. During her fourteen-year tenure in Congress, Chisholm was known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” and became a staunch advocate for healthcare, education, and social services issues. She befriended her ideological opponents, remained close to activist communities, and advanced the civil rights movement. Chisholm made history when she launched a campaign for president in 1971. Her campaign theme was “unbossed and unbought,” and promised to fight for social justice and economic issues that affected marginalized communities. Her campaign was met with prejudice from members of both political parties, and she was blocked from participating in televised primary debates. However, despite discrimination and an underfinanced campaign, Chisholm won 152 delegate votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Although her campaign was unsuccessful, Chisholm continued to fight for progressive policies in Congress before retiring in 1983 to teach at Mount Holyoke College. Since her passing in 2005, Chisholm continues to serve as an inspiration and is credited as a trailblazer for women and people of color in politics. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Shirley Chisholm State Park opened in Brooklyn in 2019. Later this year, she will be portrayed in the upcoming film “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” and television series “Mrs. America.”

8 MIN3 weeks ago
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Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Episode 1: America's Reluctant Prince - The Candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Joinhost and longtime New York political insider Charlie Kingfor the first episode of Big Shot! The Ultimate Fantasy Politics Podcast. This season, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Thisepisodefeatures a live panel discussion of nationally-recognized experts on the life and hypothetical candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr., in recognition of the 20th anniversary of his death. They include: Steven Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence, The History Channel; Author, “America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.” Rosemarie Terenzio, Director, Kivvit; former Chief of Staff to JFK Jr. at George Magazine and author of the book “Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss” on JFK Jr. Bryan Lanza, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs; Deputy Communications Director for the 2016 Trump-Pence Presidential Campaign

43 MINSEP 13
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Episode 1: America's Reluctant Prince - The Candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr.

A Message From the President

Big Shot! is the ultimate fantasy politics podcast - and we're ramping up for Season 2. This season, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Listeners will receive a behind the scenes look at how campaigns are run and won and where American politics is going in the age of Trump – hearing from political operatives, elected officials, voters, the press and more. Special shout out to impersonator Reggie Brown. Learn more about Reggie at www.PresidentialComedy.com

1 MINSEP 8
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A Message From the President

Introduction

This season on Big Shot! The Ultimate Fantasy Politics Podcast, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Listeners will receive a behind the scenes look at how campaigns are run and won and where American politics is going in the age of Trump – hearing from political operatives, elected officials, voters, the press and more.

1 MINJUL 13
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Latest Episodes

Episode 2: Divided We Stand?

This episode of Big Shot! features interviews with top Republican and Democratic leaders from across the country on the current state of the 2020 race. Participants include Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Christine Pelosi, California political strategist and daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Tony Fabrizio, GOP pollster and strategist; Antjuan Seawright, Founder and CEO of Blueprint Strategy; and Jaime Harrison, Candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. Featured Guests: Tom Perez; Chair, Democratic National Committee https://democrats.org/tom-perez/ Follow Tom on Twitter @TomPerez Tony Fabrizio; GOP Pollster and Strategist http://fabriziolee.com/about-us/tony-fabrizio/ Follow Tony on Twitter @TonyFabrizioGOP Antjuan Seawright; Founder and CEO, Blueprint Strategy https://blueprintstrategyllc.com/antjuan-seawright/ Follow Antjuan on Twitter @antjuansea Christine Pelosi, California Political Strategist Follow Christine on Twitter: @sfpelosi Jaime Harrison, Cand...

40 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 2: Divided We Stand?

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is a former Mayor, Governor, Alaska Oil and Gas Commission Chair, and Vice Presidential candidate. Having started her political career in small-town Alaska politics, Palin was jettisoned to the national stage in 2008 when Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain chose her as his running mate. Palin was born in 1972 to two teachers in Idaho before her family moved to Wasilla, Alaska. She got her start in politics in 1992 when she successfully ran for Wasilla City Council. Palin later successfully ran for Mayor on a pro-tax reform platform. As Mayor, she kept her promise by introducing a 2% sales tax and cutting property tax by 75%. Additionally, she proposed the construction of a municipal sports complex. Towards the end of her term, she was the subject of multiple ethics investigations, nearly all of which were dismissed. These investigations, according to her administration, had over-burdened her and kept her from doing the job the people of Alaska elected her to do. In 2008, then-Republican candidate Senator John McCain asked Sarah to visit his Sedona home, where he offered her the position of Vice-Presidential candidate. On the campaign trail, she proved to be a conservative firebrand, railing against the system and the mainstream media. However, she struggled in one-on-one interviews when interviewers asked nuanced policy questions. This lead to many speculate on McCain’s choice and if she cost him the election. Since 2008, Palin has continued her firebrand campaign-style, campaigning for Tea Party candidates around the country, most recently for-then candidate Donald Trump.

7 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Sarah Palin

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk is known for being the first openly gay public official in California and one of the first in the United States. A hero of the gay rights movement, many credit Milk with normalizing homosexuality in public life and giving many young, closeted gay Americans a beacon of hope to look for. Milk was born in 1930 in Woodmere, New York to a middle class, Jewish family. After his time in the Navy serving in the Korean War, Milk worked in finance. After living in New York for several years, he decided to move to San Francisco in 1972, where he opened Castro Camera on Castro Street. As Milk gained popularity within the community, he became a gay rights activist in the heart of an emerging gay rights movement. There, he became known as the “Mayor of Castro Street.” After several attempts in previous elections, Milk won a seat on the San Francisco City-Community Board in 1977. While in office, Milk advocated for civil rights for marginalized communities. Additionally, he worked to established daycare centers for working mothers and supported several initiates for affordable housing and improving the safety of the city. Milk’s term was tragically cut short when he was assassinated by fellow Board member, Dan White. White had resigned from office because he did not agree with the progressive changes being made by the city. Following court proceedings, White was charged with manslaughter rather than murder, which was attributed to the defense’s claims that White’s rage was caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and “junk food.” Milk’s assassination in combination with White’s lowered sentence caused demonstrations organized by gay rights activists to turn violent. Today, Milk is remembered by many and his life is depicted in several books and movies. Recently, Milk’s service in the Navy was recognized by the commission of the US Navy ship, the USNS Harvey Milk.

6 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Harvey Milk

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. He transformed American politics with his laissez-faire economic program, popularly known as “Reaganomics,” and played a major role on the world stage in leading the U.S. through the fall of the Soviet Union. Reagan’s first career was an unconventional start to his political legacy. Born into a working-class family in Illinois in 1911, Reagan became a Hollywood star and appeared in over fifteen films before serving in WWII. He was eventually elected President of the Screen Actors Guild, where he met and married his wife, Nancy Reagan. A former Democrat, Reagan’s charisma and outspoken opposition to welfare and anti-war activism led him to successfully run for Governor of California as a Republican in 1966. As governor, Reagan strengthened his conservative values and built a national profile before launching his candidacy for president in 1980. Reagan won the election in a landslide and became a stalwart for socially conservative values. He was the nation’s foremost advocate for state’s rights and deregulation. Conservatives lauded his tough foreign policy stances against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, which established his reputation for “preserving peace through strength.” Reagan easily won his second term in 1984 and became actively engaged in forming a number of demilitarization and peace agreements with Soviet Union Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev that deescalated Cold War tensions. His historic speech at the Berlin Wall in 1987 calling for Gorbachev to “tear down [the] wall” became a landmark in American foreign policy, and cemented Reagan’s place in history. After his Presidency, Reagan and his wife returned to California, where they opened the Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is often listed in the top ten of U.S. presidents. Reagan passed away in 2004 at the age of 93 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for almost a decade.

9 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Ronald Reagan

Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. A lifelong advocate for racial and gender equality, she is recognized as one of the 20th century’s greatest champions for civil rights. Chisholm was in Brooklyn in 1924 to a working-class Caribbean family and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946 before receiving her master’s in elementary education from Columbia University. While working as a daycare director and educational consultant early in her career, Chisholm embedded herself in activism, becoming involved in local political clubs such as the Bedford-Stuyvesant Political League, the League of Women Voters, and the Brooklyn branch of the National Association of College Women. Chisholm's historic journey as a public servant began when she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1965, where she served for three years. In the Assembly, Chisholm became known as a strong fighter for the civil rights of workers, immigrants, and women. In an upset victory, Chisholm was elected as the Democratic Congresswoman of New York’s 12th district in 1968. During her fourteen-year tenure in Congress, Chisholm was known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” and became a staunch advocate for healthcare, education, and social services issues. She befriended her ideological opponents, remained close to activist communities, and advanced the civil rights movement. Chisholm made history when she launched a campaign for president in 1971. Her campaign theme was “unbossed and unbought,” and promised to fight for social justice and economic issues that affected marginalized communities. Her campaign was met with prejudice from members of both political parties, and she was blocked from participating in televised primary debates. However, despite discrimination and an underfinanced campaign, Chisholm won 152 delegate votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Although her campaign was unsuccessful, Chisholm continued to fight for progressive policies in Congress before retiring in 1983 to teach at Mount Holyoke College. Since her passing in 2005, Chisholm continues to serve as an inspiration and is credited as a trailblazer for women and people of color in politics. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Shirley Chisholm State Park opened in Brooklyn in 2019. Later this year, she will be portrayed in the upcoming film “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” and television series “Mrs. America.”

8 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidate - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Episode 1: America's Reluctant Prince - The Candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Joinhost and longtime New York political insider Charlie Kingfor the first episode of Big Shot! The Ultimate Fantasy Politics Podcast. This season, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Thisepisodefeatures a live panel discussion of nationally-recognized experts on the life and hypothetical candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr., in recognition of the 20th anniversary of his death. They include: Steven Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence, The History Channel; Author, “America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.” Rosemarie Terenzio, Director, Kivvit; former Chief of Staff to JFK Jr. at George Magazine and author of the book “Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss” on JFK Jr. Bryan Lanza, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs; Deputy Communications Director for the 2016 Trump-Pence Presidential Campaign

43 MINSEP 13
Comments
Episode 1: America's Reluctant Prince - The Candidacy of John F. Kennedy Jr.

A Message From the President

Big Shot! is the ultimate fantasy politics podcast - and we're ramping up for Season 2. This season, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Listeners will receive a behind the scenes look at how campaigns are run and won and where American politics is going in the age of Trump – hearing from political operatives, elected officials, voters, the press and more. Special shout out to impersonator Reggie Brown. Learn more about Reggie at www.PresidentialComedy.com

1 MINSEP 8
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A Message From the President

Introduction

This season on Big Shot! The Ultimate Fantasy Politics Podcast, we're pitting larger than life leaders against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 Presidential race. Listeners will receive a behind the scenes look at how campaigns are run and won and where American politics is going in the age of Trump – hearing from political operatives, elected officials, voters, the press and more.

1 MINJUL 13
Comments
Introduction
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