Pulse Pod

The Cygnal Pulse Pod entertains and helps conservative politicos, operatives, and people who are just interested in politics learn more about polling and other aspects of campaigning.


Sean Spicer–Pulse Pod 20

March 8, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 20) is Sean Spicer. He served as the 28th White House press secretary and is the author of the bestselling book The Briefing. Mr. Spicer is the host of Spicer & Co. which airs weeknights at 6 p.m. ET on Newsmax TV. He is ...
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Wesley Donehue–Pulse Pod 19

February 22, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 19) is Wesley Donehue, CEO of Push Digital. A difficult childhood led him into the world of politics seeking a way to change things for the good. A political consultant, digital marketer, and investor, Wesley has served as a digital advisor for numerous campaigns including ...
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Eric Wilson–Pulse Pod 18

February 8, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 18) is Eric Wilson, managing partner of the Startup Caucus, an incubator and investment fund for Republican campaign technology. As a part of the Startup Caucus, he is involved in the Center of Campaign Innovation. In 2016, Eric led Marco Rubio’s digital team during his ...
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Jay Walker–Pulse Pod 17

January 25, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 17) is Jay Walker, Executive Director of the Georgia House Republican Caucus and political consultant. In 2020, Republicans kept their majority for the Georgia House of Representatives with all 180 seats in the chamber up for election in 2020. Ceding only two seats, the Republican ...
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Parker Poling–Pulse Pod 16

January 11, 2021
On our very first Pulse Pod of the year, Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer discuss what they see changing for lobbyists and public affairs practitioners as their interactions with legislatures this year will be significantly limited due to the on-going pandemic. Polling will be more important than ever during this year’s legislative sessions.
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Eric Hollander–Pulse Pod 15

December 21, 2020
This week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 15), Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer take a break from talking about politics. Instead, they discuss the importance of reflecting on the past year and planning for the year ahead.
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Brock McCleary–Pulse Pod 14

December 6, 2020
This week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 14), Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer begin with a discussion about what it is like for an entrepreneur acquiring their first company; a timely topic as Cygnal recently acquired Harper Polling and this week’s guest is the firm’s founder, Brock McCleary.
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Bo Staples–Pulse Pod 13

November 23, 2020
This week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 13), Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer begin by discussing what issue work looks like for lobbyists as they may not be allowed in the building to meet with legislators in the same way they have before. Polling can be the key to “get in the door.”
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Felix Cao–Pulse Pod 12

November 16, 2020
This week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 12), Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer examine the influence voter emotions had in the 2020 election and talk about the state of the polling industry after this week’s results.
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Liesl Hickey–Pulse Pod 11

October 27, 2020
A few days before the 2020 US general elections, Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer discuss how this election has more in common with a past election than most realize and what campaigns should be doing in the final days leading up to November 3rd.
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