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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.







Nov 30, 2023

Andrea Miller, Center for Common Ground joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to highlight the results of the recent election in Virginia and the impact of early voting on the outcome. As seen around the country, even school board races were contentious.

Deepak and Andrea talk about:

  • The variations in the...

Nov 16, 2023

Edward Erikson, Founder and President of Erikson Communication Group, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss the possibilities of finding common interests and ways to unite local communities.  As a political consultant, Edward emphasizes the value of snowball organizing to find additional supporters...

Nov 2, 2023

Josh Justice, CEO of Peerly, has been working on an AI tool for managing and responding to the volume of text messages exchanged using the Peerly peer-to-peer texting platform. Now widely available, AMP {AI} enhances the value of voter engagement and provides rich data that reveals sentiment and real-time interest.


Oct 19, 2023

Molly Rima Hoopes, Senior Political Account Executive, Division D at VoterX, is working in the expanding arena where targeting and media offer new options for finding and persuading voters. Though traditional media buyers are still buying linear TV ads, cross-screen reach and targeting opportunities offer incremental...

Oct 17, 2023

Gina Keller, Co-Founder of Distill Social, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to highlight how social media is used for grassroots activities in Michigan to drive voter awareness, voter registration, and turnout. Gina shares insights about using TikTok to offer something as simple as a sticker to raise