The Axe Files with David Axelrod

A News and Politics podcast featuring David Axelrod
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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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Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, sits down with David for a live taping of “The Axe Files” at the University of Chicago. Born in Iran to American parents, she discusses how growing up abroad shaped her world view; h…
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th district, a position she's held since 1999. She joins David to talk about her start in politics as a grassroots organizer, how early activism evolved into a career in public…
Former Texas congressmen Beto O’Rourke joins David on CNN to talk about his vision for the country, growing up as the son of a larger-than-life Texas politician, what the reality of life is like on the US-Mexico border, and more

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Juptin reviewed this podcast on Jun 29th, 2017
"Axelrod interviews various member of government and journalists from both sides of the isle. Though he's liberal and worked for Obama, he doesn't attack or ask gotcha questions to conservatives. Usually starts with Axe asking about their life and how they got started in their industry/government. Then proceeds to questions about whatever is has been in the news. "
GoingLikeSixty reviewed this podcast on Aug 14th, 2018
"Perfect example of media elite, but if you can overlook Axlerod talking week after week about himself during interviews, he does have interesting guests. Insider info on how politics work."

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Sep 28th, 2015
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Apr 23rd, 2019
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