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Throughout the 2020 presidential campaign, battle-tested operatives will be sitting on bar stools along the trail, sharing war stories and unique, sometimes uproarious cuts on the latest developments. Hacks on Tap is your invitation to join two of the best. Campaign veterans Axelrod and Murphy will take listeners deep inside the top level of American politics. These seasoned pros have seen it all: the peaks and valleys, the pressure-cooker moments, the huge breaks and the horrible calamities no one saw coming. Who better to narrate this momentous race? So pull up a stool and join us!

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy David Axelrod

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    • 4.8 • 220 Ratings

Throughout the 2020 presidential campaign, battle-tested operatives will be sitting on bar stools along the trail, sharing war stories and unique, sometimes uproarious cuts on the latest developments. Hacks on Tap is your invitation to join two of the best. Campaign veterans Axelrod and Murphy will take listeners deep inside the top level of American politics. These seasoned pros have seen it all: the peaks and valleys, the pressure-cooker moments, the huge breaks and the horrible calamities no one saw coming. Who better to narrate this momentous race? So pull up a stool and join us!

    The Davos of Bipartisanship (with Karl Rove)

    The Davos of Bipartisanship (with Karl Rove)

    Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush and current Fox News contributor and Wall Street Journal columnist, joins Axe and Gibbs to discuss the latest GOP infighting and Trump’s continued influence on the party, how redistricting will impact the 2022 midterms and beyond, and whether a bipartisan agreement on anything from infrastructure to immigration can be reached in Congress.
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    Welcome to Fate of Fact

    Welcome to Fate of Fact

    Welcome to a new audio documentary, Fate of Fact, a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one, Pulitzer-Prize winning and best-selling historian, Jon Meacham and esteemed guests, will explore the question of how fear conquered truth, the history and origins of the strong grip misinformation and disinformation have on our politics , and how we got here today. Meacham will trace the roots of America’s prevailing culture of polarization, with an emphasis on why the right has chosen to break with a governing consensus that, however imperfect, was once embodied by the figurative conversation between Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Fate of Fact offers a historically grounded perspective on the forces that led to the presidency of Donald Trump and the insurrection of January 6—an attack on the Capitol and on democracy as grave as any American moment since the Civil War. ​
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    America on the Move

    America on the Move

    Axe, Murphy, and Gibbs convene for a special late-night edition of Hacks on Tap after Biden’s first address to Congress. The Hacks discuss Biden’s ambitious agenda as he marks 100 days in office, Sen. Tim Scott’s rebuttal, the forthcoming “battle of definition,” and whether the president’s case for democracy will prevail.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Yoda and the Lessons of Power (with Susan Page)

    Yoda and the Lessons of Power (with Susan Page)

    USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Walter Mondale’s legacy, the ongoing negotiations around Biden’s infrastructure proposal, the politics of gun control, and their assessment of Biden’s first 100 days. Plus, the Hacks talk about Susan’s new biography of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Ants Go Marching (with Mark McKinnon)

    The Ants Go Marching (with Mark McKinnon)

    Gibbs and Murphy are joined this week by Mark McKinnon, executive producer and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. The Hacks discuss the messaging opportunities and challenges ahead for both parties when it comes to Biden’s infrastructure plan, the tragic police shooting in Minnesota, and the GOP pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Infrastructuring (with Will Hurd)

    Infrastructuring (with Will Hurd)

    Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd joins Axe and Gibbs this week to discuss the battle over the shape and size of Biden’s infrastructure bill, Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new controversial voting law, and the political influence of corporate America.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

PaddingtonNSW1 ,

More women guests please

Terrific podcast but some more women guests
are needed please and would really add to the discussions. Thank you Alex from Sydney.

Aurilia Zen ,

Smart insiders

It is rewarding to listen to the perspectives of seasoned political professionals, especially from different positions of the political spectrum. Sometimes disagreeing - but respectfully. I alweays thought there was something special about Mr Axelrod - now I know why - he's an anime/Studio Ghibli fan - a man of excellent taste.

Stegnersaurus ,

More jokes about Napoleon

There’s a real of dearth of jokes about Napoleon on this podcast. Need to step it up.

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