Political Culture

Political Culture is a weekly millennial political talk show and podcast hosted by Drexel Heard and Chelsea Galicia focused on the headline news of the week and notable stories around the country and the world. Joined by politicians, activists, and journalists, actors and more, Drexel and Chelsea share their analysis, opinions, and insight on issues affecting Americans and ways for generations to get in and stay involved.

DREXEL BIO

A personality, a creative director, a political commentator, a military brat, Drexel has had his hands in all different kinds of outlets. Having been a member of both College Republicans and College Democrats at North Carolina State University, Drexel’s knowledge of how the government works, his keen sense of domestic and international policy, coupled with his love for Washington news, has made him a leading voice in a generation. 

Over the years, Drexel has worked to get both Democrats and Republicans elected having helped elect both North Carolina Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr, as well as the campaigns for both President Obama and President Bush. After the 2008 election, Drexel relocated to New York expanding his expertise in the entertainment community, becoming one of the most sought out creative directors in the Broadway and the LGBT community. From spending two years working with the Point Foundation Honors, celebrating the year’s LGBT Point Scholarship recipients and celebrity honorees, Drexel had the opportunity to work closely with the likes of Judith Light, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Ripa, Silvio Horto, Andy Cohen and more. In 2010, Drexel took over the creative reigns of several annual Broadway benefits, primarily focused on the Ali Forney Center and the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Bringing together community leaders and Tony-winning Broadway performers over the next couple of years, Drexel was able to elevate the quality of charitable benefits and raise awareness for areas of importance. 

Drexel currently represents the 39th District as a Delegate to the California Democratic Party, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats, San Fernando Valley Young Democrats, Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.  He is Chief Political Analyst for AfterBuzz TV, the Host of Political Culture and can be seen asa  guest on several other aftershows.  You can follow all of his thoughts on Twitter @DrexelHeard. www.drexelheard.com

CHELSEA BIO

Chelsea is here to break down the scary parts of adulting — like money, politics, and the law — into bite-sized pieces.  Her goal is nothing less than to leave you tickled, emboldened, and in-the-know. Her professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Financially Fit Foundation.  By focusing her teachings on building a financially sound, heart-centered approach to handling finances, Chelsea has been dubbed a “Money Relationship Expert.”She can also be found on AfterbuzzTV, co-hosting the video podcast “Political Culture.”  In addition, she’s a panelist on “The Trump Report” (although she is quick to admit – she didn’t name the show!), and on “Justice is Served.”  On all these series, which average 50,000 viewers per week, she appears as a progressive and impassioned voice, engaging her audience with light-hearted but insightful conversations about national politics and the Law. Chelsea has made special appearances on AfterbuzzTV’s sister networks Black Hollywood Live and Popcorn Talk, to discuss “Orange is the New Black,” “Making a Murderer,” “13th,” Oprah Winfrey’s “O Girls,” and “The Big Short.” Chelsea has been a featured speaker for the National Latina Business Women Association, El Aviso Magazine’s Business Conference, Latina Public Service Academy, the Adelante Mujer Latina conference, and the LA Metro chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has also hosted fundraisers for the Los Angles Community Garden Festival, and for the Center for Biological Diversity. Whenever she can peel herself away from Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Chelsea can be found building schools out of recycled plastic bottles filled with inorganic trash for the outstanding non-profit organization, “Hug It Forward.”She earned her undergraduate degree is social ecology from UC Irvine, and her JD from Southwestern University.  She has seven years experience practicing Workers Compensation law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.