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Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

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Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

David Axelrod

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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!

Latest Episodes

Chaos Culture and a Special Senate Deep-Dive (with Amy Walter)

The Hacks return for a special Senate deep-dive with The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter. First, we talk Trump’s new ad offensive, the torqued up grievance war, and how it may play in the 2020 presidential race. We turn to the Senate and assess the most competitive races: vulnerable seats, Republicans in trouble, and the likeliest blue-to-red flips. When will it be time for down-ballot Republicans to distance themselves from Trump? And can they — or is Trump too hard to dump? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 d ago
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Chaos Culture and a Special Senate Deep-Dive (with Amy Walter)

Pandemic Panic: Trump’s COVID Crack-Up (with John Heilemann)

This week the Hacks welcome back John Heilemann of Showtime’s The Circus and The Recount. We cover Covid's resurgence in red states and how it could affect Trump’s reelection bid, mixed messaging from the White House, Trump’s reckoning with race relations, new swing state polling, how Trump-Biden debates could impact the election, and more. We also answer listener questions on competitive Senate races, what the conventions might look like, and what advice we might give to those who might want to jump in to politics and lend a hand to campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN1 w ago
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Pandemic Panic: Trump’s COVID Crack-Up (with John Heilemann)

Tirades in Tulsa (with Robert Gibbs)

This week, Axe and Murphy are joined by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. We talk Trump’s Tulsa tirade and what the smaller-than-anticipated crowd size could mean for the campaign, the administration’s ongoing bungled pandemic response, big obstacles for Biden, the Bolton book, and more. Plus, we answer listener questions on whether a national crisis changes the importance of the economy in the minds of voters, to what extent we can trust polls this year, and Susan Rice VP speculation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MIN2 w ago
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Tirades in Tulsa (with Robert Gibbs)

The President of Lawlessness and Disorder (with Alex Wagner)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Alex Wagner of Showtime’s “The Circus” and CBS News. Trumpworld is in turmoil as civil rights protests churn nationwide, POTUS’s poll numbers plunge, and the Supreme Court hands down a landmark pro-LGBTQ decision penned by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch. The Hacks talk through what this means for Trump’s electoral prospects and more. Plus, we discuss statewide polling and competitive Senate races, and answer listener mailbag questions on whether anything Trump does can turn his base against him, AG Barr and the potential for blanket pardons, and which media markets Team Biden should prioritize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN3 w ago
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The President of Lawlessness and Disorder (with Alex Wagner)

Protests, Polling, and Provisions (with Phil Rosenthal)

Joining Murphy at the helm this week is Phil Rosenthal, television writer, producer, and creator of Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” This week, we talk Trump’s plummeting approval rating amid nationwide protests, what Joe Biden needs to do to from now until November, what the latest polling could portend for the general election, and more. We also talk about the politics of food and how a meal can bring people together, especially on the campaign trail. Finally, Murphy answers listener questions on closed party primaries and which states might the likeliest bellwethers on election night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINJUN 10
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Protests, Polling, and Provisions (with Phil Rosenthal)

A Nation Grieves and the President Seethes (with Robert Gibbs)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. We discuss the grief and outrage gripping the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the suppression of peaceful protestors at Trump’s behest, how the politics of the moment have shifted, Joe Biden’s attempt to take the wheel, and more. The Hacks also take listener’s questions about Trump’s relationship with Twitter, the youth vote, and what polls portend for Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59 MINJUN 3
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A Nation Grieves and the President Seethes (with Robert Gibbs)

Masks and Gaffes (with John Heilemann)

Axe and Murphy are joined by guest hack John Heilemann of The Recount and Showtime’s The Circus. This week we unpack the latest polling, what the Hacks think might move persuadable voters, Biden’s most recent gaffe and how it might impact the veepstakes, convention apprehension, and more. Plus, we answer listener questions on campaign strategy, Arizona's potential to flip from red to blue, and the likelihood of Trump swapping out VP Pence for Nikki Haley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MINMAY 27
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Masks and Gaffes (with John Heilemann)

POTUS’s Prescription: Hoaxes and Hydroxy (with Rahm Emanuel)

Guest hack Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and Chief of Staff to President Obama, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Trump’s trip down hydroxychloroquine lane, the Democratic party’s messaging problem, ‘Obamagate,’ and more. Plus, Axe, Murphy, and Rahm answer listener questions on Trump’s teflon approval ratings, the effectiveness of negative campaign ads, and what young people can do to get involved in politics and public service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MINMAY 20
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POTUS’s Prescription: Hoaxes and Hydroxy (with Rahm Emanuel)

Prevailin’ or Just Wailin’? (with Robert Gibbs)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary. This week we talk Trump’s tantrum press briefing, Obama’s criticism of the federal government’s response to COVID-19, the state of various Senate races, and more. The Hacks also answer listener questions on the odds that Michelle Obama returns to the political arena and why betting markets often differ from the polls — and which to believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINMAY 13
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Prevailin’ or Just Wailin’? (with Robert Gibbs)

Ain't No Abe Lincoln (with Alex Wagner)

The Hacks are joined this week by Alex Wagner, host of Crooked Media’s new podcast “Six Feet Apart” and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. We talk Trump’s pivot from running on the economy to running from the economy, and the wild comparison he made between himself and President Lincoln. The Hacks also discuss Axe & David Plouffe’s New York Times op-ed in which they give advice to Team Biden, developments in the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations, and the state of play in competitive Senate races. Axe, Murphy, and Wagner sift through the mail bag and answer listeners’ questions on the potential impact of Justin Amash’s third-party bid, a possible drawback in selecting a sitting governor as Biden’s VP, and what kind of role Trump might play in the Republican Party after his presidency comes to an end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MINMAY 6
Comments
Ain't No Abe Lincoln (with Alex Wagner)

Latest Episodes

Chaos Culture and a Special Senate Deep-Dive (with Amy Walter)

The Hacks return for a special Senate deep-dive with The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter. First, we talk Trump’s new ad offensive, the torqued up grievance war, and how it may play in the 2020 presidential race. We turn to the Senate and assess the most competitive races: vulnerable seats, Republicans in trouble, and the likeliest blue-to-red flips. When will it be time for down-ballot Republicans to distance themselves from Trump? And can they — or is Trump too hard to dump? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Chaos Culture and a Special Senate Deep-Dive (with Amy Walter)

Pandemic Panic: Trump’s COVID Crack-Up (with John Heilemann)

This week the Hacks welcome back John Heilemann of Showtime’s The Circus and The Recount. We cover Covid's resurgence in red states and how it could affect Trump’s reelection bid, mixed messaging from the White House, Trump’s reckoning with race relations, new swing state polling, how Trump-Biden debates could impact the election, and more. We also answer listener questions on competitive Senate races, what the conventions might look like, and what advice we might give to those who might want to jump in to politics and lend a hand to campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Pandemic Panic: Trump’s COVID Crack-Up (with John Heilemann)

Tirades in Tulsa (with Robert Gibbs)

This week, Axe and Murphy are joined by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. We talk Trump’s Tulsa tirade and what the smaller-than-anticipated crowd size could mean for the campaign, the administration’s ongoing bungled pandemic response, big obstacles for Biden, the Bolton book, and more. Plus, we answer listener questions on whether a national crisis changes the importance of the economy in the minds of voters, to what extent we can trust polls this year, and Susan Rice VP speculation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Tirades in Tulsa (with Robert Gibbs)

The President of Lawlessness and Disorder (with Alex Wagner)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Alex Wagner of Showtime’s “The Circus” and CBS News. Trumpworld is in turmoil as civil rights protests churn nationwide, POTUS’s poll numbers plunge, and the Supreme Court hands down a landmark pro-LGBTQ decision penned by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch. The Hacks talk through what this means for Trump’s electoral prospects and more. Plus, we discuss statewide polling and competitive Senate races, and answer listener mailbag questions on whether anything Trump does can turn his base against him, AG Barr and the potential for blanket pardons, and which media markets Team Biden should prioritize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The President of Lawlessness and Disorder (with Alex Wagner)

Protests, Polling, and Provisions (with Phil Rosenthal)

Joining Murphy at the helm this week is Phil Rosenthal, television writer, producer, and creator of Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” This week, we talk Trump’s plummeting approval rating amid nationwide protests, what Joe Biden needs to do to from now until November, what the latest polling could portend for the general election, and more. We also talk about the politics of food and how a meal can bring people together, especially on the campaign trail. Finally, Murphy answers listener questions on closed party primaries and which states might the likeliest bellwethers on election night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINJUN 10
Comments
Protests, Polling, and Provisions (with Phil Rosenthal)

A Nation Grieves and the President Seethes (with Robert Gibbs)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. We discuss the grief and outrage gripping the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the suppression of peaceful protestors at Trump’s behest, how the politics of the moment have shifted, Joe Biden’s attempt to take the wheel, and more. The Hacks also take listener’s questions about Trump’s relationship with Twitter, the youth vote, and what polls portend for Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59 MINJUN 3
Comments
A Nation Grieves and the President Seethes (with Robert Gibbs)

Masks and Gaffes (with John Heilemann)

Axe and Murphy are joined by guest hack John Heilemann of The Recount and Showtime’s The Circus. This week we unpack the latest polling, what the Hacks think might move persuadable voters, Biden’s most recent gaffe and how it might impact the veepstakes, convention apprehension, and more. Plus, we answer listener questions on campaign strategy, Arizona's potential to flip from red to blue, and the likelihood of Trump swapping out VP Pence for Nikki Haley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MINMAY 27
Comments
Masks and Gaffes (with John Heilemann)

POTUS’s Prescription: Hoaxes and Hydroxy (with Rahm Emanuel)

Guest hack Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and Chief of Staff to President Obama, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Trump’s trip down hydroxychloroquine lane, the Democratic party’s messaging problem, ‘Obamagate,’ and more. Plus, Axe, Murphy, and Rahm answer listener questions on Trump’s teflon approval ratings, the effectiveness of negative campaign ads, and what young people can do to get involved in politics and public service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MINMAY 20
Comments
POTUS’s Prescription: Hoaxes and Hydroxy (with Rahm Emanuel)

Prevailin’ or Just Wailin’? (with Robert Gibbs)

Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary. This week we talk Trump’s tantrum press briefing, Obama’s criticism of the federal government’s response to COVID-19, the state of various Senate races, and more. The Hacks also answer listener questions on the odds that Michelle Obama returns to the political arena and why betting markets often differ from the polls — and which to believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINMAY 13
Comments
Prevailin’ or Just Wailin’? (with Robert Gibbs)

Ain't No Abe Lincoln (with Alex Wagner)

The Hacks are joined this week by Alex Wagner, host of Crooked Media’s new podcast “Six Feet Apart” and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. We talk Trump’s pivot from running on the economy to running from the economy, and the wild comparison he made between himself and President Lincoln. The Hacks also discuss Axe & David Plouffe’s New York Times op-ed in which they give advice to Team Biden, developments in the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations, and the state of play in competitive Senate races. Axe, Murphy, and Wagner sift through the mail bag and answer listeners’ questions on the potential impact of Justin Amash’s third-party bid, a possible drawback in selecting a sitting governor as Biden’s VP, and what kind of role Trump might play in the Republican Party after his presidency comes to an end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MINMAY 6
Comments
Ain't No Abe Lincoln (with Alex Wagner)
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