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Hear from Bostonians who are interested in moving this city forward. Tune in to listen to issues related to politics, government, all things Boston, and some pop culture. Hosted by Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley.

Hear from Bostonians who are interested in moving this city forward. Tune in to listen to issues related to politics, government, all things Boston, and some pop culture. Hosted by Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley.
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Hear from Bostonians who are interested in moving this city forward. Tune in to listen to issues related to politics, government, all things Boston, and some pop culture. Hosted by Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley.

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Episodes

O'Pod Episode 41: Michael Dukakis

11/1/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Michael Dukakis for a special episode. Governor Dukakis served as the 65th Governor of the Commonwealth from 1975-1979 and 1983 to 1991. In 1988, Dukakis ran for President as the Democratic candidate. Today, Michael Dukakis is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, and a visiting professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA.

Duration:00:53:19

O'Pod Episode 40: Amy Mahler

10/22/2018
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Councilor O'Malley chats with Amy Mahler, the Director of SPARK Boston. SPARK Boston is a City of Boston initiative that aims to empower the millennial generation to play a greater role in planning for the future of our city. Amy shares her experience in local and state politics and the work she does with her SPARK Boston Council. Follow SPARK Boston at @sparkboston and Amy at @biggie_mahls

Duration:01:11:20

O'Pod Episode 39: Mike Ross

10/12/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with former City Councilor Mike Ross to discuss his time at the Boston City Council. Ross works at Prince Lobel, a Boston law firm. He also writes opinion columns regularly for The Boston Globe, and had articles appearing in Boston magazine and Politico. @MikeforBoston @MattOMalley

Duration:00:53:04

O'Pod Episode 38: Commissioner Dion Irish and Sabino Piemonte

9/28/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Commissioner Dion Irish and Head Assistant Registrar Sabino Piemonte of the Boston Elections Department for a special episode of the O'Pod. Commissioner Irish and Sabino discuss the important of early voting and what goes into preparing for an election. To sign up for early voting, go to boston.gov/early-voting. Early voting for the 2018 state election takes places in the City of Boston from Monday, October 22nd to Friday, November 2nd.

Duration:01:56:34

O'Pod Episode 37: Representative Ed Coppinger

9/14/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Rep. Ed Coppinger of the 10th Suffolk District on this week's episode of the O'Pod. They chatted about their favorite places in West Roxbury. Rep. Coppinger was sworn into office on January 2011. His district covers all of West Roxbury, South Brookline, and a portion of Roslindale.

Duration:00:32:12

O'Pod Episode 36: Ryan H. Walsh

8/20/2018
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Councilor O'Malley sits down with Jamaica Plain constituent and author of "Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968," Ryan H. Walsh. The book features Van Morrison's iconic rock album as well as its backstory in Boston 1968. Walsh shares with Councilor O'Malley his journey in writing the book. Meet Ryan H. Walsh in the neighborhood next week! He will read passages, answer questions, and sign copies of the book at Doyles on Tuesday, August 28th at 6-8 pm. Learn more about Ryan H. Walsh here:...

Duration:00:46:57

O'Pod Episode 35: Team O'Malley Interns

8/10/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with his summer interns for his second annual intern exit interview. This time around, the Councilor interviews Adam, Michael, Kevin, Perrin, Nathan, and Peter. We also hear from District 6's neighborhood liaisons, Shannon Murphy and Will Poff-Webster about upcoming summer events.

Duration:02:28:28

O'Pod Episode 34: Benjamin Downing

7/31/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley interviews Benjamin Downing, VP of New Market Development at Nexamp. He also currently teaches at Tufts University as an Adjunct Professor. Ben previously served as a State Senator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and represented 52 communities in Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden counties. Follow Benjamin at @BenjaminDowning Follow Councilor at @MattOMalley

Duration:00:41:36

O'Pod Episode 33: Congressman Joe Kennedy III

7/23/2018
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City Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) to chat about local and national politics. Congressman Kennedy shares his vision about the future of the country in the era of the Trump administration. Follow on Social Media: Congressman Joe Kennedy III Councilor Matt O'Malley votemattomalley.com

Duration:00:42:05

O'Pod Episode 32: Chief Chris Osgood and Eric Prentis

7/9/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Chief Chris Osgood and Eric Prentis of Streets, Transportation & Sanitation and chats about what goes behind the scenes with keeping Boston's streets clean, safe and accessible. Learn about how both Chief Osgood and Eric got their start in working for the City of Boston. After, Councilor O'Malley gets a neighborhood update from his West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain liaisons, Shannon Murphy and Will Poff-Webster.

Duration:01:03:17

O'Pod Episode 31: Des Linden

6/20/2018
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City Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with the 2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden for a special episode in honor of designating today, June 20th 2018 as "Des Linden Day" in the City of Boston. Tune in to learn about her great success on the day of the Marathon and the Councilor's proclamation. At a reception, fans stop by to share what Des Linden and her journey mean to them. Councilor O'Malley's neighborhood liaisons check in later with happenings in the district. Follow @MattOMalley...

Duration:00:48:35

O'Pod Episode 30: Jullieanne Doherty

6/8/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley chats with Jullieanne Doherty, Director of Outreach and Engagement with the Elderly Commission and former Jamaica Plain and LGBT liaison with the Office of Neighborhood Services. Jullieanne shares what it was like to grow up, live and work for the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Chief of Staff Bill MacGregor and Jamaica Plain liaison, Will Poff-Webster drop by for neighborhood updates.

Duration:01:01:13

O'Pod Episode 29: Councilor Ed Flynn

5/25/2018
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As a special Memorial Day episode, Councilor Matt O'Malley speaks with Councilor Ed Flynn about growing up in South Boston and his career leading up to being elected in 2017. Councilor Flynn served for 25 years in the U.S. Navy, both on active duty and in the reserves. He served two deployments in the Persian Gulf, is a Veteran of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and helped coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Flynn is currently retired from the U.S. Navy. @MattOMalley @EdforBoston

Duration:00:31:28

O'Pod Episode 28: Michael Reiskind

5/18/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with Jamaica Plain's historian, Michael Reiskind. Michael offers fun facts and great stories about the history of Jamaica Plain, including which Boston Symphony Orchestra conductors lived in the neighborhood.

Duration:00:59:06

O'Pod Episode 27: District 6 Neighborhood Liaisons

5/14/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley interviews his office's neighborhood liaisons, Shannon Murphy of West Roxbury and Will Poff-Webster of Jamaica Plain in today's special episode. Shannon and Will talk about growing up in their neighborhoods and what makes each so unique in the City of Boston. @MattOMalley @ShannMurph617 @PoffWeb

Duration:00:48:47

O'Pod Episode 26: David Brown

5/2/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley interviews David Brown, current Chief Advancement Officer for MAB Community Services and former meteorologist for WCVB on the 26th episode of the O'Pod. An avid listener and subscriber to the O'Pod, David chats about his career as a meteorologist and the interesting lessons he learned along the way. --- Follow on Twitter: @MattOMalley and @DavidWinBrown www.mabcommunity.org www.votemattomalley.com

Duration:00:46:46

O'Pod Episode 25: John Tobin

4/6/2018
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Former Boston City Councilor of District 6 and Vice President of City and Community Affairs Office at Northeastern University John Tobin came back on the O'Pod for the second time to chat about comedy with Councilor O'Malley. Tobin runs ‘John Tobin Presents’, a live comedy production company that produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs such as The Comedy Scene, Laugh Boston and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop. @MattOMalley @tobinpresents

Duration:01:23:51

O'Pod Episode 24: Marc Solomon

2/1/2018
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Councilor Matt O'Malley sits down with his former boss from MassEquality and friend, Marc Solomon, a leader in the marriage equality movement. Marc shares how he was able to help mobilize the social movement and reflects on his time in helping make Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. Buy Marc's book, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits―and Won on his website marcsolomon.com. @MarcESolomon @MattOMalley

Duration:00:43:33

O'Pod Episode 23: Representative Jeffrey Sánchez

9/13/2017
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Tune in this week to hear from Chairman of Ways and Means and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez to learn about his path to public service. Representative Sánchez shares stories about his time with Mayor Tom Menino and growing up in Mission Hill.

Duration:00:41:36

O'Pod Episode 22: Team O'Malley Interns

8/30/2017
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Welcome back from O'Pod's brief summer hiatus! This week hear from Councilor Matt O'Malley's interns who have done incredible work over the summer.

Duration:00:46:30