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A long, distinguished career as a political operative has afforded David Axelrod a lifetime of stories. He shares some of that insight on "The Axe Files," an hourlong podcast he created in 2015 in conjunction with CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. More than 200 episodes later, Axelrod has sat down for intimate conversations with a who's who of guests from political, media and celebrity circles, including Sen. John McCain, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, actor Tom Hanks, former White House Chief of Staff James Baker, and NBA champion Steve Kerr. Axelrod is best known as the chief strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.

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aired 268 days ago
Guest is Cindy McCain.
aired 296 days ago
Founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, David Axelrod, interviews key figures in the political world.
aired 324 days ago
Guest Eric Holder.
aired 345 days ago
Interviews from the Iowa State Fair with Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Gov Steve Bullock.
aired 387 days ago
Guest is Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
aired 422 days ago
Axe Files is a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world.
aired 450 days ago
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
aired 478 days ago
Guest is Beto O'Rourke.
aired 506 days ago
Guest is Jeb Bush.
aired 520 days ago
Guest is Elizabeth Warren.
aired 562 days ago
Guest is John Kerry.
aired 604 days ago
The guest is Rahm Emanuel.
aired 625 days ago
Guest is Sonia Sotomayor.
aired 639 days ago
Guest is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Guest is Deval Patrick.
aired 716 days ago
Guests are Dean Baquet and Marty Baron.
aired 730 days ago
Guest is Mitch Landrieu.
aired 772 days ago
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) discusses immigration policy, gun control and other challenging issues.
aired 800 days ago
David Axelrod with a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world.
aired 856 days ago
An interview with Charles Barkley.
aired 912 days ago
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.

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