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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







Apr 18, 2023

David Lytel, Founder of Majority Messaging, has extensive experience using digital tools to persuade and motivate voters, starting with serving in the Clinton White House and being responsible for the first websites.  Investing in quality e-mail lists is the starting point of an effective campaign to reach those most...

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...

Jul 15, 2021

Mike Nellis is the CEO and Founder of Authentic, a digital consulting and fundraising company working with top-level Democratic and Progressive campaigns.  Mike is deeply concerned about the fundraising malpractices and scams used by Republican and Democratic campaigns to confuse seniors, low-information low-tech...

Jun 18, 2021

Ben Katz is a political internet pioneer and Chief Architect ISPolitical and concerned about getting beyond the hyper-partisanship when dealing with questions about how to make sure elections are safe and secure.

We also talk about:

  • Need to return to expertise in political campaigns. Ben says the traditional...