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The Institute of Politics & CNN
The Axe Files with David Axelrod
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and CNN bring 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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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 7,732 ratings
Marc Short
What a total moron and liar to interview without a challenge. Done with you
Tewemama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Rational & interesting
I love the array of guests and the classy, rational way David Axelrod navigates his interviews. He asks great questions, listens to his guests, and lets them speak, uninterrupted.
VermontErin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/21
The Axe Files is not a political podcast as much as it is a humanitarian podcast. This podcast gives much more than opinions - the guests are given room to elaborate on a position or an interesting relatable point in their personal history. Excellent choice of guests who are not in the least...Read full review »
Zizzabet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/21
Recent Episodes
A longtime Republican operative, Marc Short served as both White House director of legislative affairs and chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence during the Trump administration. He joined David to share his take on the administration, his relationship with Pence, the politicization of...
Published 12/02/21
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie considers Donald Trump a friend, but he has been outspoken against the former president’s insistence that the 2020 election was stolen. He is now considering a run for president in 2024 and has said a Trump candidacy would not stop him. He joined David to...
Published 11/22/21
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