The Gist

Lobbying for Good?

September 05, 2019, 2:11 am • 39m

On The Gist, it’s Boris Johnson’s show now. In the interview, Thomas Sheridan isn’t your mother’s lobbyist—or wait, maybe he is? His firm, the Sheridan Group, fights for social change. He tells Mike about why lobbyists aren’t all bad, how he got his start, and the tough battles he’s faced over the years. Sheridan’s new book is Helping the Good Do Better: How a White Hat Lobbyist Advocates for Social Change. In the Spiel, there’s a solution to higher rates of maternal mortality among black women, and it involves putting the problem in perspective.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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