Transition Lab

By District Productive

Transition Lab is a behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join David Marchick, director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition for candid discussions with former presidential chiefs of staff, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts. Transition Lab is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of what needs to happen before a president takes office or starts a second term.

  1. 1.
    Yamiche Alcindor and David Marchick on a Transition Like No Other
    46:30
  2. 2.
    Chris Liddell on Trump's Transition Out Of Office
    36:53
  3. 3.
    Yohannes Abraham on Leading the Biden Transition
    34:47
  4. 4.
    Phil Schiliro and Candi Wolff on the Senate’s Role in a Presidential Transition
    46:56
  5. 5.
    The Biden Transition to Power
    39:02
  6. 6.
    Representative Derek Kilmer on Congressional Modernization and Transitions
    34:13
  7. 7.
    State of the Transition: An update with Ken Burns, Josh Bolten and Eric Rauchway
    45:55
  8. 8.
    Melody Barnes on the 2008 transition and what lies ahead for the Biden-Harris team
    38:34
  1. 9.
    How does the GSA "ascertain" the outcome of an election? An inside look at the GSA, ascertainment and the 2000 election
    8:42
  2. 10.
    John Podesta on the 2020 Presidential Transition
    40:53
  3. 11.
    An inside look at how the Partnership for Public Service helps build better presidential transitions
    39:36
  4. 12.
    Planning Transitions During Unprecedented Times: A Virtual Conference
    53:04
  5. 13.
    Steve Hadley and Kurt Campbell on National Security Transitions
    34:37
  6. 14.
    Michael Froman on Selecting a President-elect's Cabinet
    32:12
  7. 15.
    Famed journalist John Dickerson on “The Hardest Job in the World”
    29:11
  8. 16.
    The Art of Agency Review During a Presidential Transition
    33:39
  9. 17.
    The Best of Transition Lab
    53:25
  10. 18.
    Two Transitions Planners Reflect on 2016 Presidential Election
    30:59
  11. 19.
    All-star reporters discuss covering presidential transitions
    35:04
  12. 20.
    Key Transition Lessons from Two Former White House Chiefs of Staff
    41:32
  13. 21.
    Intelligence Briefings During Presidential Transitions
    37:39
  14. 22.
    Preparing the government for a presidential transition
    24:14
  15. 23.
    Planning Presidential Conventions
    34:53
  16. 24.
    Breaking into a Male-Dominated National Security Arena
    40:20
  17. 25.
    Chris Christie on Trump’s Transition to Power
    39:37
  18. 26.
    Help Wanted: The Critical Job of Selecting 4,000 Presidential Appointees
    44:49
  19. 27.
    The George W. Bush Transition to Power
    24:49
  20. 28.
    The Man Who Ran Washington: James Baker
    41:53
  21. 29.
    Navigating the Screening Process for High Level Political Appointees
    35:23
  22. 30.
    The Worst Transition in U.S. History, with Ted Widmer
    33:04
  23. 31.
    The Rocky Transition from Hoover to FDR : How FDR Overcame the Odds
    33:42
  24. 32.
    The Clinton Transition to Power
    33:20
  25. 33.
    Ken Burns on Presidential Leadership During American Crises
    38:09
  26. 34.
    Planning for a President’s Second Term
    27:31
  27. 35.
    The History of Presidential Transitions
    23:37
  28. 36.
    The George H.W. Bush Transition to Power
    33:55
  29. 37.
    Leadership in Times of Turmoil
    31:14
  30. 38.
    Managing a Presidential Transition During a National Crisis
    23:40
  31. 39.
    The Fifth Risk and Coronavirus, a Conversation with Michael Lewis
    25:33
  32. 40.
    The Master of Disaster Planning, Thad Allen
    17:16
  33. 41.
    Maintaining Morale During a Crisis
    11:27
  34. 42.
    The Romney Transition to Power Plan
    26:13
  35. 43.
    The First – Lady? Husband? Spouse?
    32:27
  36. 44.
    The Carter Transition to Power
    36:45
  37. 45.
    The Obama Transition to Power
    30:03
  38. 46.
    The Art of National Security Transitions
    27:22
  39. 47.
    Peaceful Transfer of Power
    40:00
  40. 48.
    2016: The Tale of Two Transitions
    29:51
  41. 49.
    Welcome to Transition Lab
    7:00

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