Political strategist and co-host of the Circus, Mark McKinnon has spent decades in the A-league of ‘showbusiness for ugly people’ with both Democrats and Republicans, including as chief media strategist for President George W Bush.
But before that, he was a singer-songwriter whose band caught the ear of Kris Kristofferson. Mark talks about how Kristofferson’s most iconic songs shook up country music, living in Kristofferson’s Nashville apartment in the 70s and trying to keep up with his lifestyle, what politicians could learn from great musicians, 'authenticity’ and Donald Trump, when Elvis Presley almost recorded one of his songs and programming President Bush’s iPod.
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