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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

By The Institute of Politics & 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.

Customer Reviews

Great guests.

Love the guests, very interesting premise. But I wish I wish I wish David Axelrod would not interrupt his guests so often. Sometimes I just have to stop listening because his interruptions become so annoying and distracting.

.....So Why Not????

Interesting cross section of politicos, thought leaders and pop culture icons. One person is however, notably missing - 2016 Time Magazine runner up for Person of the Year, Gallup's Most Admired Woman for 16 consecutive years right up until 2017. Yet notable in her absence - why? I don't understand, Mr. Axelrod....and her absense casts a shadow over your outstanding work and the admiration I once had for you. Dig deep and deeper still.


I loved listening to President Obama again. There’s a mutual respect and friendship that comes through. I listen to all your podcasts but these past two were outstanding.

Keep up the good work David trying to make sense of all the madness.