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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  Since 2007, this show has highlighted impact of new technologies on the campaign landscape, how expectations of voters are changing, role of online fundraising, digital and traditional means of persuasion and getting out the vote.  In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes in the behavior of voters, restrictions on candidates and the new normal for retail politics are all under the microscope.

Popular topics on the show include best practices for political and advocacy campaigns, ground game strategies, cross-media advertising, social media trends and impact of mobile on engaging supporters. 

This weekly podcast includes interviews with political consultants, media strategists, journalists, advocates, candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and solution providers.


Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda has been included in the Feedspot 70 Best Non Partisan Podcasts worth listening to in 2023.      Check out the list here







Dec 17, 2021

Sean Duggan is Vice President of Advertising at SXM Media and reflects on the role of political audio ads in the media mix. With more evidence from the 2021 campaigns and his background with Pandora, Sean sees opportunities to run ads for political and advocacy campaigns across the family of platforms that make up SXM...

Dec 3, 2021

Martin Diego Garcia is the Vice President of Training and Strategic Planning at The Campaign Workshop and a seasoned political and advocacy expert.  We talk about:

  • Lessons learned from the virtual space to expand voter outreach efforts online as well as in-person in 2022
  • The increasing demand for training for those...

Nov 5, 2021

Tim Kachuriak is the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer for NextAfter, a digital fundraising research lab, consultancy, and training institute.  Their mission is to decode what works in fundraising to help non-profits, charities, and NGOs maximize support.  We talk about:

  • Looking for patterns in successful digital...

Oct 28, 2021

Audra Grassia is the Managing Partner at Goodstock and Company, part of the Higher Ground Labs incubator class of 2021. With U.S. manufacturers and union printing, Goodstock has created an e-commerce platform for Democratic and Progressive campaigns to provide a tool to create and deliver merchandise that can appeal to...

Oct 21, 2021

Deepak Puri is Co-Founder and CEO of The Democracy Labs and he comes back on the show to shed some light on the gerrymandering efforts underway around the country to limit the voices of certain voters.

We talk about:

  • how data analysis and GIS tools are being used by states to surgically create new districts to...