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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.

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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English


Episodes

Ep. 193 - Kathleen Sebelius

11/22/2017
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Former HHS Secretary and two term Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius discusses her family's legacy in politics, sexual harassment in America, and the future of Obamacare under the Trump administration.

Duration: 01:09:21


Ep. 192 - Donna Brazile

11/20/2017
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Democratic strategist Donna Brazile sit down with David to discuss her early work with Jesse Jackson, moving up through the ranks of the Democratic Party, systemic issues in the DNC, the accusations in her new book, and more.

Duration: 01:09:08


Ep. 191 - Tony Blair

11/16/2017
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair joins David in London to talk about the implications of Brexit, the Trump/Brexit connection, his dealings since stepping away from British politics, and more.

Duration: 01:05:24


Ep. 190 - Christiane Amanpour

11/13/2017
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CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour joins David in London to discuss growing up in Iran during the revolution, her experience covering the first Gulf War, her relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr., the refugee crisis, and much more.

Duration: 01:01:23


Ep. 189 - Fred Hochberg

11/9/2017
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Former Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg chats with David about the evolution of gay and transgender rights issues, his replacement at EXIM, trade issues in the United States, and more.

Duration: 01:01:27


Ep. 188 - Susan E. Rice

11/6/2017
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Ambassador Susan E. Rice joins David to talk about lessons learned from Rwanda to Syria, the threat from North Korea, the need for American leadership in the world, the Tuskegee Airmen, and much more.

Duration: 01:20:13


Ep. 187 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe

11/2/2017
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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joins David to talk about the races in Virginia, his winning formula in a Southern state, what Democrats need to focus on in 2018, the Mueller investigation, and more.

Duration: 01:03:50


Ep. 186 - Bakari Sellers

10/30/2017
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Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers joins the show to talk about his family's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, the Orangeburg Massacre, politics in the South, voting rights, and more.

Duration: 01:03:59


Ep. 185 - Karen Tumulty

10/26/2017
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Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty joins David to talk about growing up in military family, Trump's controversial call with a military widow, the many changes in the field of journalism, and more.

Duration: 01:01:54


Ep. 184 - David Miliband

10/23/2017
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David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, joins the show to talk about the refugee crisis, the forces shaping European politics, his work at the IRC, and more.

Duration: 00:59:03


Ep. 183 - Ta-Nehisi Coates

10/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:05:47


Ep. 182 - Sen. Michael Bennet

10/16/2017
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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet chats with David about securing the future of our democracy, making tough choices as a a school superintendent in Denver, his work on the DREAM Act, and more.

Duration: 01:04:44


Ep. 181 - Rep. Nancy Pelosi

10/14/2017
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joins the Axe Files once again to talk about her negotiations with President Trump on the Dreamers, the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, her hopes for women in public service, and more.

Duration: 01:07:42


Ep. 180 - David Rubenstein

10/12/2017
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Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein joins David to talk about his modest beginnings in Baltimore, working in the White House for Jimmy Carter, the importance of civic education, and more.

Duration: 00:58:52


Ep. 179 - David Litt

10/9/2017
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Former Obama speechwriter David Litt discusses his early days as a field organizer for Obama in 2008, his botched interview with the CIA, and other lessons learned during his ongoing career in politics as told in his new book, "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years."

Duration: 01:06:14


Ep. 178 - Jason Kander

10/5/2017
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Jason Kander, Missouri politician and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, joins David to discuss gun control in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, charting a path forward in the Middle East, fighting voter suppression, and more.

Duration: 01:04:14


Ep. 177 - Jeff Roe

10/2/2017
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Republican campaign strategist Jeff Roe sits down with David to talk about working his way up in politics, the defeat of Luther Strange in Alabama, the urgency in the White House to notch a policy win, and how Trump impacts Republican candidates in 2018.

Duration: 01:04:13


Ep. 176 - Jim Baker

9/30/2017
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James A. Baker III, Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan, joins David to talk about decision-making in the aftermath of an assassination attempt on Reagan, the ongoing anthem protests in the NFL, imposing discipline in a Trump White House, the coarsening of our politics, and more.

Duration: 01:15:16


Ep. 175 - Bill Bradley

9/28/2017
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Former Senator and Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Bradley talks with David about fighting for a player's union in the NBA, the prospect of tax reform, creating compromise in the Senate, and more.

Duration: 01:06:24


Ep. 174 - Gayle King

9/25/2017
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CBS This Morning host Gayle King sits down with David to discuss her formative years in Turkey, the divisions in America today, her friendship with Oprah, raising two kids as a working mom, and more.

Duration: 01:00:31

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