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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

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Rank #59 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

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A great podcast! The Rahm Emanuel interview tho..

By Tuttersmum - Dec 11 2018
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I Does Rahm Emanuel realize how combative, defensive and arrogant he sounds? We, (as listeners) assume that you Ax, (the interviewer) know the background on many of the questions asked. It is quite unnecessary for Rahm to continually respond to questions with "you know this" in a tone that indicates you shouldn't be asking such a dumb question. I was ready for this interview to be over, unpleasant!

Zukcer

By S F Gal - Dec 09 2018
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He has to interrupt or the guest will go on & on & on

iTunes Ratings

3725 Ratings
Average Ratings
2903
408
158
105
151

A great podcast! The Rahm Emanuel interview tho..

By Tuttersmum - Dec 11 2018
Read more

I Does Rahm Emanuel realize how combative, defensive and arrogant he sounds? We, (as listeners) assume that you Ax, (the interviewer) know the background on many of the questions asked. It is quite unnecessary for Rahm to continually respond to questions with "you know this" in a tone that indicates you shouldn't be asking such a dumb question. I was ready for this interview to be over, unpleasant!

Zukcer

By S F Gal - Dec 09 2018
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He has to interrupt or the guest will go on & on & on

Top 10 Episode of The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Rank #1: Ep. 108 - President Barack Obama

Dec 26 2016
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President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the partisan politics in Washington, and what’s in store for the President when he leaves office on January 20th.

Rank #2: Ep. 95 - Van Jones

Nov 10 2016
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Van Jones, political activist and CNN commentator, talks with David about Tuesday’s election results and the cultural chasm that exists in America, his childhood in rural Tennessee and the important relationship he had with his father, and why he won’t be running for public office any time soon.

Rank #3: Ep. 135 - Sen. John McCain

Apr 02 2017
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Senator John McCain talks with David Axelrod about the threat Russia poses to Western democracies, why he is more worried now about America than he has ever been before, what he misses most about his early days in the House and Senate, and why Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan.

Rank #4: Ep. 197 - Tom Hanks

Dec 03 2017
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Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joins David to talk about how his career began, films as a part of historical record, the sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood, his views on the Trump presidency, and more.

Rank #5: Ep. 208 - Condoleezza Rice

Jan 14 2018
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins the Axe Files on CNN to discuss her tenure in the Bush administration, foreign policy under the Trump administration, her advice for Oprah, and much more.

Rank #6: Ep. 252 - Rachel Maddow

Jun 18 2018
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Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, joins David to talk about growing up as a liberal activist in a conservative town, her unique philosophy on newscasting in the Trump era, and lessons she’s learned from her lifelong battle with cyclical depression.

Rank #7: Ep. 167 - Rahm Emanuel

Aug 17 2017
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacts to Trump's controversial statements on Charlottesville, discusses the city's lawsuit over the Trump administration's immigration policies, shares his advice for the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterms, and more.

Rank #8: Ep. 267 - Jon Lovett

Sep 10 2018
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Pod Save America co-host and former speechwriter for President Barack Obama Jon Lovett joins the show to talk about the art of speechwriting, his experience working with Hillary Clinton prior to joining the Obama White House, and what the future holds for Crooked Media.

Rank #9: Ep. 238 - Michael Avenatti

Apr 30 2018
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Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney representing Stormy Daniels, joins David to chat about how the loss of his father’s job when he was a teenager fueled his own ambitions, his passion for racecar driving, the slew of hard-hitting legal cases he’s been involved in, and what he thinks the outcome of the Stormy Daniels case will be.

Rank #10: Ep. 183 - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oct 19 2017
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Author and writer for The Atlantic Magazine Ta-Nehisi Coates sits down with David to talk about his upbringing in Baltimore, his early forays into journalism, race and politics in America, his reflections on the Obama presidency, and much more.