149 episodes

When David Axelrod, Mike Murphy and Robert Gibbs get together to talk politics, it’s not academic. They speak from the perspective gained through hundreds of campaigns for offices from City Hall to the White House. So if you want to know what’s really going on behind the scenes, where strategic decisions are being made, pull up a stool for Hacks on Tap. Incisive, sometimes uproarious and always entertaining, these political warhorses and their guests will give you insights you’ll only get from folks who have spent a lifetime in the political trenches of both parties. 

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When David Axelrod, Mike Murphy and Robert Gibbs get together to talk politics, it’s not academic. They speak from the perspective gained through hundreds of campaigns for offices from City Hall to the White House. So if you want to know what’s really going on behind the scenes, where strategic decisions are being made, pull up a stool for Hacks on Tap. Incisive, sometimes uproarious and always entertaining, these political warhorses and their guests will give you insights you’ll only get from folks who have spent a lifetime in the political trenches of both parties. 

    20/24 Vision (with Bill Kristol)

    20/24 Vision (with Bill Kristol)

    Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Bulwark and director of Defending Democracy Together, joins Axe and Gibbs to discuss some of the must-watch races in 2022, Trump’s continued efforts to subvert our democracy, and Kristol provides his “lit” 2024 Democratic ticket prediction.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kitten Swipes and Variant Fights (with John Heilemann)

    Kitten Swipes and Variant Fights (with John Heilemann)

    John Heilemann, executive editor of The Recount and host of the Hell & High Water podcast, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the political ramifications of the new coronavirus variant, whether the Biden administration should wade into the culture wars, and the shocking normalization of political violence in this country. Plus, Murphy introduces us to the one and only Uncle Walt.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Inflation Nation (with Tony Fabrizio)

    Inflation Nation (with Tony Fabrizio)

    Veteran Republican pollster and strategist Tony Fabrizio joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the long-awaited signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, whether the legislation will have a measurable impact on upcoming elections, the political implications for rising prices, and this week’s “WTF” moment. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Process Over Substance (with Amy Walter)

    Process Over Substance (with Amy Walter)

    Amy Walter, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, joins Axe and Gibbs to discuss the disconnect between the positive economic indicators and Americans’ pessimism about the state of the country, the passage of the infrastructure bill and the messaging opportunities and challenges it presents for the Biden administration, and the Hacks experience their own supply chain issues live on air.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dems In Disarray?

    Dems In Disarray?

    Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy assemble to discuss Election Day 2021, including the rough night for Democrats, the impact of national politics on local races, the reset Democrats—and Biden—need in order to avoid huge losses in the midterms, and whether Glenn Youngkin has successfully cracked the code when it comes to GOP success in the Trump era. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Off To The Races (with Dave Wasserman)

    Off To The Races (with Dave Wasserman)

    Dave Wasserman, US House editor of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the final stretch of the Virginia governor’s race, the impact of Democrats’ actions—or lack thereof—in Congress on the upcoming election, and the latest redistricting developments and projections for the midterms. Plus, Wasserman reveals how he came up with his iconic phrase, “I’ve seen enough.”

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

gray paw ,

Love the fun

Learn and laugh— best combination

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Hispanic voters

I’m amazed particularly at Cubans in South Florida, they freak out about “socialism,” but can’t see the dictator in trump who fomented an insurrection??? Amazing. Do they know Steve Bannon the “Leninist” was a trump advisor???

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Informative and entertaining

I love this show, but way too many ads!

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