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The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie

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Feeling politically disconnected? Do you look at the major political parties & think "there has to be something better!" Do stances on certain political issues have you at odds with the party with which you identify? You're not alone. Josh Gillespie, host of The Political Nomad has felt the same way. He's been a "lifer" in politics and government. He's seen each political party run to the extreme instead of having calm and rational discussions about issues of the day. That's what this podcast is about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepoliticalnomad/support

Feeling politically disconnected? Do you look at the major political parties & think "there has to be something better!" Do stances on certain political issues have you at odds with the party with which you identify? You're not alone. Josh Gillespie, host of The Political Nomad has felt the same way. He's been a "lifer" in politics and government. He's seen each political party run to the extreme instead of having calm and rational discussions about issues of the day. That's what this podcast is about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepoliticalnomad/support

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Feeling politically disconnected? Do you look at the major political parties & think "there has to be something better!" Do stances on certain political issues have you at odds with the party with which you identify? You're not alone. Josh Gillespie, host of The Political Nomad has felt the same way. He's been a "lifer" in politics and government. He's seen each political party run to the extreme instead of having calm and rational discussions about issues of the day. That's what this podcast is about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepoliticalnomad/support

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English


Episodes

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 17 feat. Stuart Stevens

6/29/2020
Have you ever read a book or watched a movie where you’re rooting for the protagonist and all of the sudden, the protagonist realizes that they have been part of a larger, seemingly more dishonest cause? That the work they’ve done has only pushed their cause into a more foul angle? This week’s guest is that Protagonist. Stuart Stevens is a legend in political operative circles. For twenty-five years, he was the lead strategist and media consultant for some of the nation’s toughest political...

Duration:01:26:47

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 16 feat. Sarah Quinlan

6/22/2020
Sarah Quinlan is conservative, pro-life and a feminist. How does that all work? This week on The Political Nomad Sarah turns stereotypical views on their heads. Sarah Quinlan has been a lifelong proponent of limited government and viewed the Republican Party as the best vehicle for promoting these beliefs. So she aligned herself with the GOP and voted for the Republican candidate on the ballot in every election until 2016. But that election, like for many of us, marked a watershed moment...

Duration:01:20:35

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 15 feat. Mary Anna Mancuso

6/15/2020
This week I'm excited to have Mary Anna Mancuso as my guest on The Political Nomad. Mary Anna is the founder of PoliticalHype.com a blog that focuses on Florida and National politics from a Millennial perspective. She’s also a media strategist. Now, before you get on my case for having another political insider on the show I think we need to realize that in the political climate of the last four years, a different breed of consultant has arisen. Now if you read Mary Anna’s bio, you’d think...

Duration:01:26:43

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 14 feat. Richie Alicea

6/8/2020
This week I'm back with my program and this week's guest is political consultant, Richie Alicea. Richie is a rare breed these days. He’s a Republican (or consultant) with a conscience. I say that somewhat in jest as I have plenty of friends who are consultants, but Richie dares what few consultants do these days. He doesn’t stick to just one side. That is to say he’s been a part of races for Independent and Republican candidates, most recently with Joe Walsh in his primary challenge to...

Duration:01:26:00

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 13

6/1/2020
These last few weeks have led to some great conversations. I honestly can't believe that my last three guests have each given me two part episodes. How amazing is that?! I'm incredibly grateful to all of my guests who have been incredibly gracious enough to give you and me their time. However, this week's show is entirely different for two reasons: 1) I don't have a guest this week and 2) it's incredibly short! With last week including a holiday plus some personal business to take care of...

Duration:00:10:18

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 12 feat. Jacob Perry – Part 2

5/25/2020
I hope you enjoyed part one of my conversation with Jacob Perry as much as I did. It really has been a joy to talk with him. Though I've known him for over 16 years I continued to learn something new about Jacob during this conversation. This week we wrap things up, but still get into the real meat and potatoes of our conversation. We talk about his political journey post 2004, the Tea Party, campaign life and strategy, Donald Trump and his current passions and projects.. Last week, Jacob...

Duration:00:51:31

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 11 feat. Jacob Perry – Part 1

5/19/2020
I’m very excited about this week's conversation. That’s because it’s with someone I’ve known most of my adult life. I first met Jacob Perry in April of 2004 at a Starbucks in Barnes and Noble. I had been invited by a congressional candidate to a call out of sorts. It wasn’t all that organized but there a met a giant of a man. Jacob was striking. He would ALWAYS easily stand out in a crowd. Obviously, he made an immediate impression. Fast forward over the last 16 years and Jacob and I have...

Duration:00:50:21

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 10 feat. Jayvie Arellano – Part 2

5/11/2020
I hope you enjoyed part one of my conversation with Jayvie Arellano. I really enjoyed talking with Jayvie. Even though this is the first time we really engaged in a thoughtful and thorough conversation throughout this conversation I felt as if we had been friends for ages. This week, we dig deeper into background, his early political development and identity and this. year's election in the age of Trump and COVID-19. Last week Jayvie provided for a great and one of the post musically...

Duration:00:51:25

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 9 feat. Jayvie Arellano - Part 1

5/5/2020
Before I launched my first show, I was talking with a number of people who I wanted to have on the show as well as getting their suggestions for potential guests. Out of those conversations came one of my previous guests, Corey Hall. One of the others was Jayvie Arellano. He was a big time suggestion. Now, I’m friends with Jayvie on Facebook and we used to hang around many of the same political convention and online social circles, but this episode was the first time that I got a chance to...

Duration:00:49:12

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 8 feat. Chris Spangle - Part 2

4/27/2020
I hope you enjoyed part one of my conversation with Chris Spangle last week. This week, we continue our conversation by talking about what role should politics play in our lives in the era of COVID-19, how the pandemic will play out in this year's election cycle and how one becomes a "meme-god". If you don't follow Chris Spangle or We Are Libertarians on the different social outlets you really should...if only for the memes alone. As Chris didn't have the typical "Road Trip Playlist" I'm...

Duration:00:52:18

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 7 feat. Chris Spangle - Part 1

4/20/2020
I first met Chris Spangle as a young and excitable volunteer on a congressional campaign back in 2004. Chris was the President of the IUPUI College Republicans and someone who was able to round up some good volunteers for the Andy Horning for Congress campaign. To say that campaign was a little unconventional is being generous. We lost, but it was a lot closer than people expected. Fast forward a few years and Chris has had a rollercoaster career on the professional side as well as in...

Duration:00:57:11

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 6 feat. Susie Moore

4/13/2020
"Good evening and welcome to another edition of Gillespie! With me, as always, is my co-host Susie Moore, @smoosieq on the Twitters" is how opened my previous podcast years ago. This week, I have on my former co-host, Ms. Susie Moore. For those of you who have followed Susie over the years, she’s never shied from telling her story. She truly has been on a political journey. It wasn’t that long ago that she was a Democrat. But things weren’t connecting with her and the Democrat party. Over...

Duration:01:50:50

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie - Episode 1

4/11/2020
It's finally here! The very first episode The Political Nomad. I'm very excited about this new venture into podcasting. The first episode gives you a little more insight into my background, what got me to where I am today and a breakdown of what to expect from future shows. I also introduce a weekly feature. And that's the corresponding playlist that goes with the podcast. Every good rode trip has a playlist! I will have a new playlist each week which will feature music chosen by my guests...

Duration:00:16:40

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 5 feat. Corey Hall

4/6/2020
Corey Hall is someone you can meet for the first time and at the end of the conversation feel like you’ve been friends for ages. That was my experience with Corey. Some of you may know him. Some may not. I didn’t before this show, but when I heard his story of his political journey I recognized that others should hear it too because their story could be similar. Corey was raised in a Democrat family, from a Democrat learning state, but eventually his politics shifted. He’s voted for the...

Duration:01:02:35

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 4 feat. Matt K. Lewis

4/1/2020
I have special bonus episode of The Political Nomad this week. Episode 4 features Matt K. Lewis. Matt is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and the author of Too Dumb to Fail. I first met Matt years ago at a CPAC convention while he was working for The Daily Caller which is a conservative news outlet. He also made fairly regular appearances on Fox News. I followed him on Twitter and he seemed like a really good guy. Matt is a down to earth journalist who is...

Duration:01:01:31

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 3 feat. Holly Davis

3/30/2020
Josh's guest is this episode is Holly Davis. Josh known Holly for almost 15 years. Holly has a fascinating background that has taken her from State Senate intern to running some of the more influential political organizations in Indiana. She’s also criss-crossed this country - literally - working in (in order mind you) Indianapolis, Washington D.C., Seattle Washington, Austin Texas and back to Indiana. During her cross country travels Josh began to seen a change in Holly. She has always...

Duration:00:57:34

The Political Nomad with Josh Gillespie Episode 2 feat. Jim Brown

3/23/2020
On the second episode of The Political Nomad, Josh welcomes his very first guest. It's someone he's known for almost ten years. Josh first ran into Jim Brown when he was managing a congressional campaign against Josh's boss, at the time, who happened to be the incumbent. Jim also worked on the main floor of the same building Josh worked in. Since then they’ve shared a few beers, exchanged some war stories and Jim and his family traveled the entire world last year. Now, Jim is telling the...

Duration:00:49:09