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The Big Fish: Politics Podcast

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Long Island's politics podcast hosted by Brad Schwartz, where we interview the biggest movers and shakers and political influencers across the region. Stay updated, informed and engaged on news and issues, through great conversation with fascinating people.

Long Island's politics podcast hosted by Brad Schwartz, where we interview the biggest movers and shakers and political influencers across the region. Stay updated, informed and engaged on news and issues, through great conversation with fascinating people.

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Podcasts

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Long Island's politics podcast hosted by Brad Schwartz, where we interview the biggest movers and shakers and political influencers across the region. Stay updated, informed and engaged on news and issues, through great conversation with fascinating people.

Language:

English


Episodes

08. Senator Jim Gaughran - Part 1

12/5/2019
The Big Fish interviews New York State Senator Jim Gaughran - one of the recently elected Democratic senators from Long Island (known as "The L.I. 6") who helped his Party flip the state senate in 2018. This victory handed Democrats full partisan control over the NYS government, where they pushed the most prolific legislative session in decades. In part 1, Senator Gaughran discusses his political background, and game-changing campaign(s) for New York's 5th District.

Duration:00:27:36

07. The Race to Replace: Peter King

11/27/2019
The announced retirement of Republican Congressman Peter King, is the biggest news in New York State politics heading into 2020. Right out of the gate, the race to replace King in 2020 has begun - with a growing list of potential candidates already jockeying for New York's 2nd Congressional district. Let the name game begin!

Duration:00:12:08

2019 Election Results: w/ Jim Coll & Flip Pidot

11/9/2019
It was a blast to join hosts Flip Pidot & Jim Coll on the Graft Podcast (graftpodcast.com) to discuss the "Big 3" election results from 2019.

Duration:00:27:59

2019 Election Episode - "The Big 3"

11/1/2019
In this special episode, we cover the the biggest races happening on Long Island for the 2019 Elections. Special guest interviews with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Mayor of Glen Cove Tim Tenke, and Democratic candidate for Oyster Bay Town Clerk, Rachel Klein. This is a must-listen to episode for Long Island residents and voters.

Duration:00:39:28

04. Liuba Grechen Shirley - Part 2

10/22/2019
In Part 2, we discuss Liuba's evolution from Congressional candidate, to Founder of America's first and only Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to getting mothers elected to office. Through VoteMama, Liuba is leading the nationwide charge to change law and landscape, for mothers running for office.

Duration:00:29:32

03. Liuba Grechen Shirley - Part 1

10/15/2019
In 2018, Liuba Grechen Shirley took Long Island and New York politics by storm with a stunning grassroots campaign for Congress in NY CD 2 - where she became the first candidate in decades to pose a serious challenge to 12-term Republican incumbent Rep. Peter King. In Part 1, we discuss Liuba's personal backstory, the motivations that compelled her to run for Congress, and the stellar success of her early campaign.

Duration:00:31:23

02. Josh Lafazan - Part 2

10/3/2019
In part 2 of The Big Fish's interview with Legislator Josh Lafazan​, we discuss his recent political career and current campaign for re-election. With his signature high-energy and optimism, Lafazan also shares his perspective on politics, his philosophy of commitment to community, along with the key issues which have motivated his tenure to-date.

Duration:00:20:48

01. Josh Lafazan - Part 1

9/28/2019
At 18 years old, Josh Lafazan broke the record for being the youngest person ever elected to public office in New York State. 7 years later, he is a star of Long Island politics who has harnessed a youth movement of teenage interns and campaign volunteers. In Part 1 of our interview, Legislator Lafazan talks about his unlikely rise to elected office while still in high school, and the local events that compelled him to run.

Duration:00:20:01