The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with 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 inter
193 - Kathleen Sebelius
Nov 22 • 67 min
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.
192 - Donna Brazile
Nov 20 • 67 min
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile sit down with David to discuss her early work with Rev. Jesse Jackson, moving up through the ranks of the Democratic Party, systemic issues in the DNC, the accusations in her new book, and more.
191 - Tony Blair
Nov 16 • 64 min
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.
190 - Christiane Amanpour
Nov 13 • 59 min
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.
189 - Fred Hochberg
Nov 9 • 58 min
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.
188 - Susan E. Rice
Nov 6 • 77 min
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.
187 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Nov 2 • 61 min
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.
186 - Bakari Sellers
Oct 30 • 62 min
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.
185 - Karen Tumulty
Oct 26 • 60 min
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.
184 - David Miliband
Oct 23 • 57 min
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.
183 - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Oct 19 • 63 min
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.
182 - Sen. Michael Bennet
Oct 16 • 63 min
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.
181 - Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Oct 14 • 67 min
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.
180 - David Rubenstein
Oct 12 • 58 min
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. CNNPoliticsAPP
179 - David Litt
Oct 9 • 65 min
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,…
178 - Jason Kander
Oct 5 • 63 min
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.
177 - Jeff Roe
Oct 2 • 62 min
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.
176 - Jim Baker
Sep 30 • 74 min
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…
175 - Bill Bradley
Sep 28 • 65 min
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.
174 - Gayle King
Sep 25 • 59 min
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.
Special Episode - David Axelrod
Sep 21 • 79 min
The tables have turned as David joins hosts Katie Couric and Brian Goldsmith on the Katie Couric podcast to talk about his career in politics and journalism, what the election of Donald Trump means for the country, how he feels about the attempted undoing…
173 - Rep. Seth Moulton
Sep 18 • 62 min
Congressman Seth Moulton sits down with David to talk about his military service, President Trump’s shortcomings as commander-in-chief, the situation in North Korea, helping more veterans get elected to public office, and more.
172 - Sen. Joe Donnelly
Sep 14 • 63 min
Senator Joe Donnelly joins David to talk about the challenge of making tough votes in Congress, why he thinks the Dream Act will get to the Senate floor, the opioid crisis, the future of the Democratic party, and more.
171 - Gov. Jay Inslee
Sep 11 • 58 min
Washington Governor Jay Inslee sits down with David to talk about the DACA decision, the importance of electing more Democratic governors, the future of the green economy, climate change, and more.
170 - Sen. Patty Murray
Sep 7 • 63 min
Washington Senator Patty Murray joins David to discuss President Trump’s brinkmanship in North Korea, the importance of female leadership in Congress, and her path from a mom in tennis shoes to the most powerful woman in the Senate.
169 - Don Rose
Sep 4 • 61 min
Don Rose, legendary Chicago political consultant and former press secretary to Martin Luther King Jr., joins David to talk about his role in the civil rights movement from a very early age, how he helped organize the 1968 Democratic Convention protests in…
168 - Penny Pritzker
Aug 28 • 63 min
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker joins David to talk about her family’s humble beginnings, what Trump’s proposed immigration policies could mean for the country, the future of our economy, and more.
167 - Rahm Emanuel
Aug 17 • 67 min
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacts to Trump’s controversial statements on Charlottesville, discusses the city’s lawsuit over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, shares his advice for the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterms, and more.
166 - Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Aug 14 • 65 min
Congressman Luis Gutierrez discusses his formative years in Puerto Rico, his political education in Chicago alongside Harold Washington, and his hopes and fears for immigration policy under the Trump administration.
165 - Gary Hart
Aug 7 • 65 min
Former Senator Gary Hart joins David to talk about his rural roots in Kansas, his torpedoed presidential campaign, the implications Russia investigation for the Trump presidency, and how it feels to be portrayed by Hugh Jackman in an upcoming movie.
164 - Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Jul 31 • 60 min
Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins David to discuss his early forays into politics as a college student, Trump’s strained relationship with Congress, the evolving threat in North Korea, and more.
163 - Mitch Landrieu
Jul 24 • 69 min
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about his family’s deep political roots in the South, rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, his decision to remove Confederate monuments from his city, and why Democrats can’t write off another Trump…
162 - Rep. John Lewis
Jul 14 • 71 min
Congressman John Lewis joins David in Atlanta to talk about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement, how far America has come on the issue of race, his views on President Donald Trump, and his emotional reaction to an audio exhibit at the Center…
161 - George Stephanopoulos
Jul 10 • 65 min
Chief Anchor for ABC News George Stephanopoulos chats with David about his previous career in politics, the Trump administration’s tense relationship with the press, and what the appointment of a Special Counsel portends for the White House.
160 - Sen. Cory Booker
Jul 3 • 64 min
Sen. Cory Booker joins David to talk about his humbling experiences in Newark, racism in America, his mindset ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and more.
159 - Dana Bash
Jun 26 • 62 min
CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash sits down with David to discuss the Senate health care bill, her experience covering the 9/11 attacks from Capitol Hill, and the roots of political gridlock in Washington.
158 - Bill Daley
Jun 22 • 61 min
Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama and Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, chats with David about his father’s and his brother’s tenures as mayors of Chicago, the consequences of NAFTA, the build-up to the Osama…
157 - Steven Greenhouse
Jun 19 • 60 min
Former labor correspondent for The New York Times Steven Greenhouse joins David to discuss the gig economy, the decline of unions, and his message for journalists in the Trump era.
156 - Bob Dold
Jun 15 • 62 min
Former Rep. Bob Dold talks with David about being a Republican in a blue district, running a business during the recession, and the problems a Trump administration poses for moderate Republicans.
155 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Jun 12 • 64 min
Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins David to talk about the myriad challenges facing the middle class in the 21st century, her ongoing battles in the Senate, and her new book “This Fight is Our Fight.”
154 - Geoffrey Stone
Jun 8 • 66 min
Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago law professor and author, speaks with David Axelrod about his impressions of his former law school student, James Comey; the likelihood that Roe v. Wade will be overturned in President Trump’s term and the…
153 - Sen. Tom Cotton
Jun 5 • 55 min
Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican from Arkansas, talks with David Axelrod about why he decided to join the Army and what he learned during his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan; his assessment of the evolving relationship between the U.S. and its European…
152 - Alfredo Corchado
Jun 1 • 60 min
Alfredo Corchado, author and journalist at the Dallas Morning News, talks with David Axelrod about the two chance encounters that inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, the dangers he and others have experienced while reporting on the Mexican drug…
151 - Brian Deese
May 29 • 61 min
Brian Deese, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the instrumental role Deese played in the 2009 auto bailout, the consequences associated with rolling back financial regulatory reforms, and why he believes the Obama…
150 - Grover Norquist
May 25 • 65 min
Grover Norquist, political advocate and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks with David Axelrod about how he envisioned his anti-tax pledge as a young boy, his hopes for tax reform under the Trump administration, and what it was like to win the…
149 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
May 22 • 48 min
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks with David about how her faith helps her forge relationships in Congress, how the Democratic Party can rebuild after the 2016 election, and what she thinks about the latest developments in the investigation into ties between…
148 - Tony Blinken
May 18 • 64 min
Former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses spending his formative years overseas, how his experiences during the Kosovo War impacts his understanding of the Syrian conflict, and the diplomatic challenges faced by the Trump administration in…
147 - Gov. Jerry Brown
May 13 • 87 min
Jerry Brown, the governor of California, talks with David Axelrod about the lessons he’s learned from a remarkable career in American politics, his advice for an embattled President Trump, what the Democratic Party can do to improve its standing in the…
146 - Chelsea Handler
May 11 • 59 min
Chelsea Handler, comedian and creator of the Netflix show “Chelsea,” sits down with David Axelrod to discuss the work she’s doing on behalf of Syrian refugees, why the election of Donald Trump compelled her to become more politically active, and how a…
145 - Jennifer Granholm
May 8 • 59 min
Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, talks with David Axelrod about her searing experiences while governing through an economic crisis, why she thinks the Democratic Party needs to develop a comprehensive jobs plan, and how she prepared to play…
144 - Gov. John Kasich
May 4 • 49 min
John Kasich, the governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, talks with David Axelrod about his working-class upbringing in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; his assessment of the opening months of the Trump administration; and what his political future…
143 - Rep. Ro Khanna
May 1 • 61 min
Rep. Ro Khanna, congressman from California, talks with David Axelrod about the need for the Democratic Party to develop an effective economic message that resonates in every part of the country, why he supported Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democratic…
142 - Shailagh Murray
Apr 27 • 64 min
Shailagh Murray, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the decades she spent as a journalist before transitioning into government service, the changing nature of the President’s bully pulpit in the 21st century media…
141 - Dan Shapiro
Apr 24 • 68 min
Dan Shapiro, the former ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for Middle East peace, his assessment of the State Department’s performance in the opening months of the Trump administration, and…
140 - Rep. Adam Schiff
Apr 20 • 64 min
Adam Schiff, congressman from California and leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, talks with David Axelrod about his committee’s investigation into possible connections between the Russians who interfered in the U.S. presidential election…
139 - Lisa Monaco
Apr 17 • 66 min
Lisa Monaco, the former homeland security adviser to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about what she thinks are the greatest threats facing America today, why the Trump administration’s travel ban hurts our counterterrorism efforts, and why she…
138 - Jason Benetti
Apr 13 • 63 min
Jason Benetti, play-by-play man for the Chicago White Sox, joins David to discuss how he overcame the effects of cerebral palsy to become a television broadcaster, his hopes and fears for people with disabilities, and the art of the call.
137 - Jim Sciutto
Apr 10 • 62 min
Jim Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, talks with David Axelrod about the impact his Jesuit education had on his worldview, the complex nature of the U.S.-China relationship, the key question that world leaders and diplomats are asking…
136 - Ben Smith
Apr 6 • 63 min
Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, talks with David Axelrod about BuzzFeed’s approach to journalism and how he responds to the organization’s critics, why Donald Trump has reenergized the news media, why BuzzFeed decided to publish the Trump…
135 - Sen. John McCain
Apr 1 • 54 min
Senator John McCain talks with David Axelrod about the threat Russia poses to Western democracies, why he is more worried now about America than he has ever been before, what he misses most about his early days in the House and Senate, and why Donald…
134 - Joe Maddon
Mar 30 • 63 min
Joe Maddon, manager of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, joins David before Opening Day to talk about his working class upbringing in Pennsylvania, his path towards an unconventional leadership style, the Cubs’ prospects for a repeat, and more.
133 - Julián Castro
Mar 27 • 62 min
Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, talks with David Axelrod about why Housing and Urban Development programs are important to rural and urban communities and should be preserved; Donald Trump’s strained relationship with…
132 - Wendy Sherman
Mar 23 • 68 min
Wendy Sherman, the former lead negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal, talks with David Axelrod about how her experience in social work prepared her for a career in politics and international diplomacy; the inner-workings of the Iran nuclear deal; and what…
131 - Jackie Calmes
Mar 20 • 66 min
Jackie Calmes, the veteran newspaper reporter, talks with David Axelrod about the pressures journalists face covering President Trump, her concerns for the future of the news business, her experiences covering three presidencies and the Gingrich…
130 - Michael Froman
Mar 16 • 57 min
Michael Froman, the former U.S. Trade Representative, talks with David Axelrod about why technology and not free trade poses the biggest threat to middle class jobs and wages in America; what the U.S. stands to lose by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific…
129 - Pete Buttigieg
Mar 13 • 61 min
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, talks with David Axelrod about Donald Trump’s appeal in communities like South Bend; how urban economies can thrive amid the challenges posed by globalization; why he ran for chairman of the Democratic…
128 - Sen. Kamala Harris
Mar 9 • 62 min
Kamala Harris, the newly-elected senator from California, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for criminal justice reform legislation in Congress, why she believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must be approved with 60 votes, her…
127 - Kasim Reed
Mar 6 • 55 min
Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, talks with David Axelrod about why President Trump often criticizes big cities like Atlanta, why Democrats must work through their internal differences and unite as a party, and why he believes President Trump plans to…
126 - Madeleine Albright
Mar 2 • 62 min
Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, speaks with David Axelrod about her experiences as a young political refugee in the 1940s and how that shapes her view of President Trump’s travel ban; the effect the Trump presidency is having on the…
125 - Jeffrey Goldberg
Feb 27 • 64 min
Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for Middle East peace during the Trump administration, the demands of leading a news organization in the Trump era, and what Trump’s foreign policy…
124 - Bill Kristol
Feb 23 • 67 min
Bill Kristol, the neoconservative commentator and founder of The Weekly Standard, talks with David Axelrod about his experiences as Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, the unnerving first month of the Trump administration, and why he believes nation-building and…
123 - Corey Lewandowski
Feb 20 • 66 min
Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager to Donald Trump throughout the Republican primary, talks with David Axelrod about the career he led prior to becoming a figure in national politics, his response to reports alleging that Trump campaign officials…
122 - Mike Leavitt
Feb 16 • 59 min
Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah, talks with David Axelrod about the Republican path forward on the Affordable Care Act, the health care lessons he learned serving as President Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary, his views as a former EPA…
121 - Nancy-Ann DeParle
Feb 13 • 62 min
Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the lead authors of the Affordable Care Act, talks with David Axelrod about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the consequences for people and for the health insurance market if the law is repealed without an adequate…
120 - J.D. Vance
Feb 9 • 61 min
J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy, talks with David Axelrod about what it was that attracted working class voters to President Trump, why he’s so concerned by the clustering of homogenous communities in America, and what he thinks…
119 - Matt Bai
Feb 6 • 63 min
Matt Bai, the national political columnist for Yahoo! News, talks with David Axelrod about the intersection between politics, media, and celebrity; the media’s role in Donald Trump’s political rise; and how news organizations can effectively cover…
118 - Carl Bernstein
Feb 2 • 68 min
Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein talks with David Axelrod about his memories as a young copy boy at The Washington Star, the details of the landmark reporting he did that exposed the Watergate cover-up and led to President Nixon’s resignation, how he…
117 - Natalie Jaresko
Jan 30 • 60 min
Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former Finance Minister, chats with David Axelrod about her Ukrainian-American upbringing in Chicago, how Russia’s violation of international norms could portend global upheaval, and the potential costs of a Trump…
116 - Cody Keenan
Jan 26 • 57 min
Cody Keenan, former chief speechwriter to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about his evolution from intern in the speechwriting department of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign to becoming the President’s chief speechwriter; how President Obama…
115 - Cecile Richards
Jan 23 • 59 min
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, talks with David Axelrod about growing up in deep-red Texas as the daughter of prominent Democratic activists, the gains made in women’s health over the past eight years, and in what ways that progress may…
114 - Thomas Friedman
Jan 19 • 64 min
Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for the Middle East peace process in the Trump era, the rapid changes transforming society which he chronicles in his latest…
113 - Theo Epstein
Jan 16 • 72 min
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, chats with David about growing up in Massachusetts, becoming general manager of the Boston Red Sox at only 28 years old, how his use of advanced analytics helped…
112 - Chris Wallace
Jan 12 • 61 min
Chris Wallace, the longtime journalist and host of Fox News Sunday, talks with David Axelrod about why Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign was the best he ever covered; why he thinks the Obama administration could have done better at outreach to…
111 - John Brennan
Jan 9 • 61 min
John Brennan, the outgoing CIA Director, talks with David Axelrod about the consequences that could arise from devaluing the intelligence community, the Russian hack into the Democratic National Committee’s computers, the many geopolitical challenges in…
110 - Sean Spicer
Jan 5 • 49 min
Sean Spicer, incoming White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for Donald Trump, talks with David Axelrod about what he hopes to achieve in his new job, Trump’s skepticism toward the intelligence community’s assessment of the Russian…
109 - Mark Shriver
Jan 2 • 55 min
Mark Shriver, the author and children’s rights advocate, talks with David Axelrod about the enduring legacies his parents left on the nation and on the wider world, why losing a Congressional race became a great personal development for him, what…
108 - President Barack Obama
Dec 26, 2016 • 58 min
President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the…
107 - Eli Attie
Dec 22, 2016 • 63 min
Eli Attie, writer for The West Wing and former political speechwriter, talks with David Axelrod about how he went from being a speechwriter to writing television scripts for one of the most notable shows on American politics, his recollection of being in…
106 - Tammy Duckworth
Dec 19, 2016 • 58 min
Tammy Duckworth, the U.S. Senator-elect from Illinois, talks with David Axelrod about her childhood in Southeast Asia, the harrowing day in Iraq when the helicopter she was co-piloting came under attack, her concerns with Donald Trump’s reliance on the…
105 - Denis McDonough
Dec 15, 2016 • 64 min
Denis McDonough, the White House Chief of Staff, talks with David Axelrod about how growing up in a house with ten brothers and sisters was good preparation for life, why he thinks it would prove difficult for the next administration to undo aspects of…
104 - Alex Castellanos
Dec 12, 2016 • 62 min
Alex Castellanos, longtime Republican consultant, talks with David Axelrod about his childhood experiences in Cuba, the importance of storytelling and authenticity in politics, why he thinks Donald Trump could be an effective president, and what he…
103 - Sen. Harry Reid
Dec 8, 2016 • 48 min
Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader, sits down with David to talk about the changes he’s seen in Washington during his 34 years there, what he views as the greatest professional joy of his life, and how Democrats should approach a Donald Trump…
102 - Davis Guggenheim
Dec 5, 2016 • 60 min
Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim chats with David about the growing negativity of political media, working with Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth, and the shared pathology between D.C. and Hollywood.
101 - Alex Wagner
Dec 1, 2016 • 55 min
Alex Wagner, the journalist and political commentator, talks with David Axelrod about her early exposure to politics as the daughter of a Democratic field organizer, what lessons the news media and voters should draw from Donald Trump’s election, and her…
100 - Doris Kearns Goodwin
Nov 28, 2016 • 62 min
Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, talks with David Axelrod about her love of baseball, the power of storytelling in politics, why being tested by adversity is an important experience for our leaders, and much more.
99 - Steve Kerr
Nov 23, 2016 • 59 min
Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, sits down with David to discuss his upbringing in the Middle East, his father’s assassination in Beirut, his reaction to President-elect Trump’s victory, his future in coaching, and much more.
98 - Larry Summers
Nov 21, 2016 • 54 min
Larry Summers, U.S. economist and former Treasury Secretary, talks with David Axelrod about growing up in a family of renowned economists, shares his view of what did and did not cause the financial crisis in 2008, and forecasts the economic implications…
97 - Douglas Alexander
Nov 17, 2016 • 53 min
Douglas Alexander, former British Labour politician and U.K. Cabinet Minister, chats with David Axelrod about how the closure of a car plant ignited his interest in politics, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s victory in the…
96 - Michael Morell
Nov 14, 2016 • 68 min
Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, reflects on George W. Bush and Barack Obama after serving both presidents for years; shares his harrowing experience of being with President Bush on 9/11, and the subsequent decisions that he believes…
95 - Van Jones
Nov 10, 2016 • 61 min
Van Jones, political activist and CNN commentator, talks with David about Tuesday’s election results and the cultural chasm that exists in America, his childhood in rural Tennessee and the important relationship he had with his father, and why he won’t be…
94 - John Weaver
Nov 7, 2016 • 53 min
John Weaver, veteran Republican strategist, talks to David about how he sees the election unfolding and what the result will mean for governing in Washington, what he thinks John Kasich will do next, and how a career in politics takes a personal toll on…
93 - DeRay Mckesson
Nov 3, 2016 • 59 min
DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement, talks to David about his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, his organization’s work to end police violence, the importance of public education, and his…
92 - Carl Hulse
Oct 31, 2016 • 55 min
Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reflects on how Congress has changed during his years covering the institution, discusses what Paul Ryan’s political future may hold, and provides some insight into how Merrick Garland’s…
91 - Sec. John Kerry
Oct 27, 2016 • 61 min
Secretary of State John Kerry talks to David about his service in Vietnam, why he chose to concede quickly after losing the 2004 presidential election, and his time in the U.S. Senate and how the institution has changed in recent decades.
90 - Tim Kaine
Oct 24, 2016 • 46 min
Tim Kaine, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and senator from Virginia, talks to David about his experience doing missionary work in Honduras with the Jesuits and the liberation theology he was exposed to there, why Congress should pass a new…
89 - John Heilemann
Oct 20, 2016 • 68 min
John Heilemann, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and best-selling author of Game Change, talks with David about Trump’s electoral end game, his own short but momentous stint as a political aide, and why his personality traits were ultimately…
88 - Ron Brownstein
Oct 17, 2016 • 58 min
Ron Brownstein, columnist at The Atlantic and longtime political journalist, talks to David about working for Ralph Nader in the 1970s, the intersection between Hollywood and Washington, and the demographic realities that will likely determine the…
87 - Maureen Dowd
Oct 13, 2016 • 60 min
Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David about growing up in Washington, D.C., how newsrooms have changed since she became a journalist in the 1970s, and how she views the presidents and would-be presidents…
86 - Gary Johnson
Oct 10, 2016 • 58 min
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, talks with David about his foreign policy vision, the Johnson administration’s approach to illegal drugs, and his infamous Aleppo moment.
85 - Fareed Zakaria
Oct 6, 2016 • 63 min
Fareed Zakaria talks to David about some of the most intractable problems around the globe—including how America should respond to the social and political upheaval in the Middle East, and to escalating tensions with Russia.
84 - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Oct 3, 2016 • 44 min
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” talks to David about what he learned from meeting Stephen Sondheim in high school, what would surprise the Founders about our politics today, his advocacy for Puerto Rico as Congress…
83 - Tom Brokaw
Sep 29, 2016 • 67 min
Tom Brokaw, the legendary NBC News journalist, talks to David about his humble roots in South Dakota, covering the last days of the Nixon White House, the experience of being a news anchor during national tragedies like the Space Shuttle Challenger…
82 - Barney Frank
Sep 26, 2016 • 62 min
Barney Frank, longtime former congressman from Massachusetts, talks with David about his involvement in the civil rights movement, the challenges he faced as a gay man in public life in the 1970s, his work on the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform…
81 - Michael Steele (Live)
Sep 22, 2016 • 65 min
Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, talks with David about the three years he spent in a Catholic seminary, his first job in politics working for Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and the challenges he faced as leader…
80 - Karl Rove
Sep 19, 2016 • 62 min
Karl Rove, former White House senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, and the mastermind behind President George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns, sits down with David to discuss his early passion for politics, his assessment of the Bush years, and…
79 - EJ Dionne
Sep 15, 2016 • 58 min
EJ Dionne, long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and author of “Why the Right Went Wrong”, chats with David about his start in journalism, the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do to win the…
78 - Peter Hart
Sep 12, 2016 • 60 min
Peter Hart, a veteran U.S. pollster who has helped produce the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll for the last three decades, speaks to David about the odds of Donald Trump winning in November, what he thinks Hillary Clinton should do to defeat him, the history…
77 - Caroline Kennedy
Sep 8, 2016 • 49 min
Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, sits down with David to discuss her memories of the White House, her mother’s strength in the wake of her father’s death, her wide-ranging career from the New York City Dept. of Education to her current role in…
76 - Graham Moore
Sep 6, 2016 • 64 min
Academy Award-winning screenwriter of ‘The Imitation Game’ Graham Moore sits down with David to discuss what motivated him to speak publicly about his struggles with mental illness, why he likes writing historical fiction, his love of science, his new…
75 - Fr. Michael Pfleger
Aug 29, 2016 • 60 min
Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor at Saint Sabina Church and social activist on Chicago’s South Side, sits down with David to discuss violence and police accountability in Chicago and across the nation, the influence that Martin Luther King Jr. had on…
74 - Robert Gibbs
Aug 22, 2016 • 71 min
Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary for President Obama, sits down with David to discuss his childhood in Alabama, his experience working for Sen. Fritz Hollings, Obama’s 2008 campaign, life in the White House briefing room, and more.
73 - Sec. Tom Vilsack
Aug 15, 2016 • 67 min
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joins David to talk about his humble beginnings in Iowa, his relationship with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s struggles in rural America, and more.
72 - Deval Patrick
Aug 8, 2016 • 62 min
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joins David to discuss his upbringing in Chicago, his experience studying in Darfur, police-community relations, and more.
71 - John Dickerson
Aug 1, 2016 • 61 min
John Dickerson, host of “Face the Nation,” sits down with David at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to talk about the genesis of the Trump campaign, the death of real news, his new book, and more.
70 - Paul Simon
Jul 28, 2016 • 63 min
Legendary musician Paul Simon sits down with David at the DNC in Philadelphia to chat about the 1970 breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, this fall’s presidential election, and why he’s not retiring just yet.
69 - SE Cupp
Jul 25, 2016 • 59 min
SE Cupp, CNN commentator and conservative columnist, talks to David about why she won’t vote for Donald Trump in November, her time as a professional ballet dancer when she was a teenager, her battle with depression and an eating disorder, her views on…
68 - Mark McKinnon
Jul 21, 2016 • 60 min
Mark McKinnon, a veteran GOP strategist who was chief media advisor for President George W. Bush’s campaigns in 2000 and 2004, sits down with David at the Republican national convention in Cleveland to discuss his switch from the Democratic to the…
67 - Hugh Hewitt
Jul 18, 2016 • 63 min
Hugh Hewitt, columnist and radio host of “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” talks to David about his time as a young researcher to President Richard Nixon, how he went from describing Trump as a “stage-IV cancer” to supporting his candidacy, his thoughts on Hillary…
66 - Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Jul 14, 2016 • 52 min
Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, sits down with David to discuss his career at the State Department, his three posts in Cuba, the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations between the two countries, and…
65 - Newton Minow
Jul 11, 2016 • 74 min
Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sits down with David to discuss the clandestine role he and his agency played during the Cuban missile crisis, his personal reminiscences of Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson and…
64 - Maggie Haberman
Jul 7, 2016 • 53 min
Maggie Haberman, presidential campaign correspondent at The New York Times, chats with David about her family’s journalism background, her time on the City Hall beat, what it was like covering 9/11, the 2016 race, and more.
63 - Paul Begala
Jul 4, 2016 • 63 min
Paul Begala, adviser to the pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA, talks to David about his loss to Hank the Hallucination at the University of Texas, his years working for President Bill Clinton, his thoughts on the 2016 race, and more.
62 - Sen. Susan Collins
Jun 30, 2016 • 50 min
Sen. Susan Collins, Republican from Maine, chats with David about her two decades on Capitol Hill, her relationship with Hillary Clinton, why she is not yet ready to endorse Donald Trump, and more.
61 - Isaac Lee
Jun 27, 2016 • 54 min
Isaac Lee, chief news and digital officer of Univision News and CEO of Fusion, chats with David about his grandfather fighting the Nazis and later moving to Colombia, the death threats Lee received as editor in chief of one of Colombia’s leading…
60 - Sen. Al Franken
Jun 23, 2016 • 62 min
Minnesota Senator Al Franken talks with David about his journey from comedian to politician, his work on mental health issues, Congressional dysfunction, the Orlando shooting, and more.
59 - Bill Walton
Jun 20, 2016 • 62 min
Bill Walton, one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and former basketball announcer for ABC, ESPN, and NBC, chats with David about the importance of leadership, what he learned playing for John Wooden at UCLA, how his back troubles nearly drove him…
58 - Beth Myers
Jun 13, 2016 • 58 min
Beth Myers, who served as senior adviser to Mitt Romney on his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, sits down with David to discuss her wide-ranging career from working with Karl Rove in Texas to Romney in Massachusetts, the state of the Republican Party…
57 - Tim Phillips
Jun 9, 2016 • 57 min
Tim Philips, president of Americans for Prosperity, chats with David about growing up in South Carolina, his admiration of Ronald Reagan, and leading the conservative advocacy movement.
56 - Tom Harkin
Jun 6, 2016 • 58 min
Tom Harkin, retired Democratic senator from Iowa, sits down with David to discuss his four decades in Congress, his work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, his take on the 2016 presidential race, and much more.
55 - Jeff Greenfield
Jun 3, 2016 • 56 min
Jeff Greenfield, an award-winning journalist who writes for the Daily Beast and Politico, chats with David about what it was like working for Robert F. Kennedy before his assassination in 1968, his views of the current presidential race, and much more.
54 - Eric Holder
May 30, 2016 • 57 min
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with David at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics to discuss his childhood in New York City, his tenure at the Justice Department, his views on Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, and much more.
53 - Ilana Dayan
May 26, 2016 • 62 min
Leading Israeli news anchor Ilana Dayan chats with David about her career as a reporter in Israel, her thoughts on Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, U.S.-Israeli relations, and the prospects for a two-state solution.
52 - Katie Couric
May 23, 2016 • 66 min
Katie Couric, global anchor for Yahoo News, sits down with David in her New York apartment to discuss her wide-ranging journalism career from 9/11 to “The Today Show” to her 2008 interview with Sarah Palin, her views on the current media landscape, and…
51 - Samantha Power
May 19, 2016 • 55 min
Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, chats with David in New York about growing up in Ireland, how she went from a sports reporter at Yale to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on U.S. foreign policy, and her take on the Obama…
50 - Michael Nutter
May 16, 2016 • 53 min
Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia, speaks with David about going from nightclub disc jockey to City Council representative to mayor of the country’s fifth-largest city, his views on how to improve community policing, and his take on a possible…
49 - Jon Stewart (Live)
May 10, 2016 • 49 min
Jon Stewart, comedian, author, and former host and executive producer of “The Daily Show,” chats with David in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago to talk about Donald Trump and the 2016 election, lessons from lobbying in Washington, what he’s…
48 - Anderson Cooper
May 9, 2016 • 59 min
Journalist and host of CNN’s “AC360” Anderson Cooper talks with David about his new book, becoming a self-appointed embed in Burma and Somalia, Donald Trump’s relationship with the media, and more.
47 - Frank Bruni
May 5, 2016 • 55 min
Frank Bruni, author and columnist for the New York Times, chats with David about his long and diverse career in journalism from New York to Detroit to Rome, Donald Trump’s odds of winning the general election, gay marriage, and more.
46 - Patrick Kennedy
May 2, 2016 • 50 min
Patrick Kennedy, former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island and son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, chats with David about growing up in the Kennedy family, his battle with mental illness and addiction, his new book “The Common Struggle” and more.
45 - Arthur Brooks
Apr 28, 2016 • 56 min
Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of “The Conservative Heart,” chats with David about his time living in Europe, the U.S. Immigration debate, how to combat the current political polarization, and more.
44 - Mike Murphy
Apr 25, 2016 • 51 min
Republican strategist Mike Murphy sits down with David at the Institute of Politics to discuss his time at Georgetown as a member of the College Republicans, his time on the McCain campaign’s Straight Talk Express in 2000, his assessment of Jeb Bush’s…
43 - David Plouffe
Apr 21, 2016 • 52 min
David Plouffe, former campaign manager for President Obama and currently a top adviser at Uber, chats with David Axelrod about his start in politics working for Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa, Obama’s election in 2008, the use of data in campaigns, and his…
42 - Ben Rhodes
Apr 18, 2016 • 61 min
Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speechwriting, speaks with David about his road to the White House, the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11, working with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, what…
41 - Ron Fournier
Apr 14, 2016 • 49 min
National Journal Political Columnist Ron Fournier sits down with David to talk about his new book, “Love That Boy,” and the lessons he learned raising an autistic son, as well as his time covering the Clinton White House, his assessment of Hillary, and…
40 - Abner Mikva
Apr 11, 2016 • 62 min
Abner Mikva, a 60-plus year veteran of politics and public service, including stints in the Illinois statehouse, Congress, and the Federal Court of Appeals, joins David to examine his journey through political history, how Congress has changed, the…
39 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Apr 7, 2016 • 54 min
Democratic Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar joins David to talk about her unconventional path to public service, her father’s struggles with alcoholism, the battle over the Supreme Court nomination, and her work to end the trade embargo on Cuba.
38 - Jamie Kalven
Apr 3, 2016 • 58 min
Jamie Kalven, the award–winning journalist who broke the Laquan McDonald story in Chicago, speaks with David about the sexual assault on his wife, the city’s rampant gun violence, and what can be done to improve his hometown’s problems.
37 - Dan Balz
Mar 27, 2016 • 43 min
Dan Balz, political reporter at The Washington Post, sits down with David to discuss his start in journalism at the University of Illinois, his career covering politics, and his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race, including why he thinks the eventual…
36 - Ron Klain
Mar 20, 2016 • 46 min
The refusal of Senate Republicans to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland until after the 2016 election is an “unprecedented” move, says former Obama Administration official Ron Klain. Klain also touches on his work overseeing…
35 - Mark Leibovich
Mar 14, 2016 • 49 min
Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and author of “This Town,” chats with David about his start in journalism, his nearly two decades living in Washington, D.C., and his thoughts on Donald Trump’s successes and…
34 - Trent Lott
Mar 6, 2016 • 51 min
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott chats with David about his upbringing in Mississippi, his cheerleading days at Ole Miss, his concerns with the historic gridlock seen today in Congress, and his opinions on the ongoing Supreme Court confirmation…
33 - Lindsey Graham
Mar 2, 2016 • 38 min
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spends his Super Tuesday talking with David on Capitol Hill about why he opposes GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, why he thinks the Republican Party is falling apart, and how his parents’ owning a bar in a small South Carolina town…
32 - Erick Erickson
Feb 28, 2016 • 52 min
Conservative commentator Erick Erickson sits down with David to discuss his childhood abroad, his opposition to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and his stance on the ongoing debate over whether Republicans should confirm a Supreme Court nominee before the…
31 - Gov. Jon Huntsman
Feb 22, 2016 • 56 min
Former Republican presidential nominee Jon Huntsman chats with David about his time as governor of Utah, ambassador of China, and 2012 GOP hopeful, as well as his views on the 2016 race, including why he is intrigued by Donald Trump and what impressed him…
30 - Joe Trippi
Feb 15, 2016 • 54 min
Joe Trippi, Democratic campaign strategist, media consultant, and FOX News contributor, chats with David about his work on the tech-savvy Howard Dean campaign of 2004, his assessment of the 2016 Democratic and Republican primaries, and more.
29 - Joel Benenson
Feb 8, 2016 • 47 min
Joel Benenson, senior strategist for Hillary Clinton, chats with David in Manchester, New Hampshire, about his journey from working for a beer distributor in New York to being a top campaign strategist, Clinton’s chances in the Feb. 9 primary, the art of…
28 - Jonathan Martin
Feb 4, 2016 • 48 min
New York Times chief political correspondent Jonathan Martin sits down with David in Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss his journalism career and the upcoming Granite State primary, including Donald Trump’s vulnerability, Bernie Sanders’ appeal, and…
27 - Juliet Macur
Jan 28, 2016 • 51 min
Juliet Macur, a Sports of the Times columnist at The New York Times, chats with David about her father’s amazing journey from a Nazi concentration camp to New Jersey, her widely acclaimed book on Lance Armstrong’s rise and fall, and hot-button issues such…
26 - Jennifer Jacobs
Jan 27, 2016 • 44 min
Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking…
25 - Patti Solis Doyle
Jan 24, 2016 • 47 min
Patti Solis Doyle, the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign, chats with David about her family’s immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, the 17 years she spent working for Hillary Clinton both in the White House and on the campaign trail, and…
24 - Sen. Dick Durbin
Jan 18, 2016 • 39 min
Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks with David about his start in politics, his toughest votes in Congress, his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and the legacy that President Obama will leave behind.
23 - Stuart Stevens
Jan 14, 2016 • 62 min
Republican political strategist, media consultant, and writer Stuart Stevens, currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, chats with David about his upbringing in Mississippi, his work for Republican presidential…
22 - Arne Duncan
Jan 11, 2016 • 38 min
Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Education at the start of this year, chats with David about his childhood in Hyde Park, his tenure as a member of the president’s cabinet, and the gun violence and education problems facing the city of…
21 - Mary Kay Henry
Jan 7, 2016 • 50 min
Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sits down with David to discuss her leadership of the 2.1 million member union, her concerns about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the future of…
20 - Aneesh Chopra
Jan 4, 2016 • 46 min
Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, chats with David about his work for the Obama Administration, his run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, the importance of innovation, and more.
19 - Sec. Thomas Perez
Dec 28, 2015 • 54 min
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez talks with David about his work with the Obama administration, the Department’s efforts to help disabled workers, and more.
18 - Husain Haqqani
Dec 21, 2015 • 54 min
Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, talks with David about the U.S. foreign policy struggles in Pakistan, his imprisonment at the hands of the Pakistani army, his views on dealing with ISIS, and his take on the 2016 race for…
17 - Joakim Noah
Dec 14, 2015 • 47 min
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah sits down with David to discuss Chicago’s gun violence problems, race relations in America, and his Noah’s Arc Foundation, helping children through arts and sports.
16 - Sen. Claire McCaskill
Dec 10, 2015 • 52 min
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, chats with David about her time on Capitol Hill, the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago, and her thoughts on the 2016 presidential candidates.
15 - Reihan Salam
Dec 7, 2015 • 55 min
Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, chats with David about the future of the Republican Party, the debate over immigration reform, and more.
14 - Sheriff Tom Dart
Dec 3, 2015 • 50 min
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees the nation’s largest single site jail, speaks with David about his path to public service, Chicago’s reaction to the Laquan McDonald shooting, the current state of our criminal justice system, and more.
13 - Spike Lee
Nov 30, 2015 • 49 min
Spike Lee, one of the leading African-American filmmakers of all time, speaks with David about his new movie on Chicago gun violence CHI-RAQ, race relations in the U.S., and his love of the New York Knicks. Warning: This episode contains some explicit…
12 - David Maraniss
Nov 23, 2015 • 46 min
David Maraniss, an associate editor at The Washington Post and author of six best-selling books, sits down with David Axelrod to discuss his acclaimed new book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, his coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton…
11 - Jon Favreau
Nov 16, 2015 • 46 min
Jon Favreau, former Director of Speechwriting for President Obama, speaks with David about his nerve-racking first meeting with his future boss, what it was like writing speeches in the White House, and the state of political speech-making today.
10 - Mark Holden
Nov 9, 2015 • 50 min
Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel at Koch Industries, chats with David about working with the Koch brothers and their push for criminal justice reform.
9 - Jorge Ramos
Nov 2, 2015 • 53 min
Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, talks to David Axelrod about his incident with Donald Trump in Iowa last summer, his assessment of the GOP’s chances of winning the Latino vote, and his frustration with President Obama not pushing harder for…
8 - Eliot Spitzer
Oct 29, 2015 • 36 min
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer discusses his work as the Sheriff of Wall Street, his 2008 resignation, and his opinion of 2016 presidential contenders such as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
7 - Jessica Yellin
Oct 26, 2015 • 44 min
Jessica Yellin, former chief White House correspondent for CNN and current Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, talks to David about her career in journalism, how covering political news has changed, and her upcoming new book.
6 - Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Oct 19, 2015 • 33 min
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi chats with David about her childhood in Baltimore, her tenure as Speaker of the House, and President Obama’s legacy.
5 - Mitt Romney
Oct 15, 2015 • 61 min
2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits down with David Axelrod in San Diego to chat about his childhood in Michigan, his assessment of the 2016 race for the White House, and much more.
4 - Alastair Campbell
Oct 12, 2015 • 60 min
Alastair Campbell, former spokesman for Tony Blair and author of the new book Winners and How They Succeed, talks with David about his career as a journalist, his alcoholism and nervous breakdown, his work with the Labour party, and his assessment of…
3 - Capt. Mark Kelly
Oct 8, 2015 • 32 min
Mark Kelly speaks with David about his reaction to the campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore., the assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., that his wife, ex-congresswoman Gabby Giffords, survived in 2011, and where he thinks the debate over gun control is…
2 - Matthew Dowd
Oct 5, 2015 • 43 min
Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and current ABC News political analyst and visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, discusses his time in the White House, the possible rise…
1 - Sen. Bernie Sanders
Sep 28, 2015 • 49 min
Sen. Sanders tells David about his childhood in Brooklyn, his presidential campaign, and his stance on selfies.