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 ...Show More

58:10 | Feb 3rd

Judd Apatow is a filmmaker, writer, and comedian. He joins David to talk about how his parents’ divorce helped fuel his interest in comedy, his struggles with anxiety at the height of his career, the ...Show More

goodreads recommended:

This was my intro to the podcast, and I was blown away with how open, vulnerable, and real the conversation was. Far reaching and so interes...Show More

59:20 | Apr 29th, 2019

Bryan Cranston is an actor, producer, director, and screenwriter best known for his roles on Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle, and Seinfeld. He joins David to talk about acting as a catharsis, why ...Show More

jspinelle recommended:

I could listen to Bryan Cranston talk all day long. Such a sense of humility from someone who has been so successful.

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59:23 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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55:01 | May 19th, 2016

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...Show More
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