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Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

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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!

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Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy sit down after the final presidential debate, accompanied by some chips and guac, for a late-night edition of snacks-on-tap. The Hacks discuss the night’s biggest moments and whether, with 11 days to go until the election, the debate made an impact on the race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With two weeks to go until Election Day, John Heilemann of Showtime’s The Circus is back to help Axe and Murphy break down the latest national polls, Trump’s closing strategy (or lack thereof), and to preview the final debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe and Gibbs are joined by Mark Salter, longtime political advisor to the late Senator John McCain and author of a new book The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain. The Hacks recap the dueling town halls, Trump’s inability to change the narrative, and whether a return to the days of “country first” conservatism is possible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Amy Walter, the national editor of the Cook Political Report, joins Murphy and Gibbs to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings and the state of the 2020 Presidential race (yup, you guessed it, it’s stable). Together, they also walk through the most important Senate races we are all talking about to determine who will control the chamber in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy are abuzz with post-debate analysis as they convene for a special late night edition of Hacks on Tap. They break down the night’s biggest moments and discuss whether, in a tumultuous week for the 2020 race, this moved the needle in any way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the physical and metaphorical clusters surrounding President Trump. The Hacks attempt to make sense of Trump’s return to the White House after a brief stay at Walter Reed, unpack the latest polling numbers, and the Senator offers advice for her former colleagues on how Democrats should navigate the impending hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court pick.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hacks on Call

Hacks on Call

2020-10-0222:377

The news that President Trump tested positive for Coronavirus has thrown the campaign—and the country—into a new realm of uncertainty. Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy convene for a special edition of Hacks on Tap to discuss this breaking news and what it means for the presidential race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe and Gibbs spend this episode talking to The Bulwark's Charlie Sykes and in search of this river! Two days after the Cleveland Debacle we sift through the debate one more time, talk about the politics of the economy and ask Charlie about what's happening in his state of Wisconsin. We're still wondering who is they and, yes, we'll keep looking for the river. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
$h!t Show

$h!t Show

2020-09-3055:287

Axe, Murphy, and Gibbs convene after the first presidential debate to discuss the perfectly polite and productive national conversation we just witnessed. What are the implications for the race moving forward? How does this impact the VP debate next week? Has the shouting ended? The Hacks break down all this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Murphy and Gibbs welcome the Honorable Hack/former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to talk about Trump’s comments on election rigging, what Biden has to do in the upcoming debate next week and more politics around the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Bob Shrum, longtime political consultant, speechwriter, and strategist. The Hacks discuss the politics of the Supreme Court vacancy and what this means for Republicans’ chances of keeping the majority in the Senate. Plus, with one week to go before the first presidential debate, the Hacks break down what both Biden and Trump must achieve in this critical first encounter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lowering the Barr

Lowering the Barr

2020-09-1801:01:352

Axe is joined by John Heilemann of Showtime’s The Circus, and Matthew Dowd, Chief Political Analyst at ABC and former chief strategist for the Bush 2004 campaign. The Hacks discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s eye-popping assertions, the politics of a COVID vaccine, and the latest installment of Democratic bedwetting about Biden’s campaign strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You got a polling question? Well, we got your answer! Murphy and Gibbs tap the voluminous knowledge and experience of super pollster Mark Mellman on battleground states, Latino voters, undecided voters, debate polling bumps, third party voters, how a poll is conducted and…ok, you get the point! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Playing It Down With Bob

Playing It Down With Bob

2020-09-1149:145

Gibbs and Murphy are joined by guest hack Joe Trippi. In this episode, they talk about Trump’s 18 (!!!) interviews with Bob Woodward, the polling anxiety that goes with being a Democrat and winning Senate seats in tough political territory in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe and Murphy are joined by Stephanie Cutter, a longtime Democratic operative who most recently produced the 2020 Democratic National Convention. They discuss the Atlantic’s reporting that Trump made disparaging remarks about the military, how the Trump campaign squandered its huge cash advantage, and what the Biden campaign must do in the lead-up to the first debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gibbs and Axe are joined by the one and only Mark McKinnon, co-host of Showtime’s The Circus and a former Presidential advisor to George W. Bush, who spent the week in the battleground state of Wisconsin. We cover the plethora of new national and state polling and talk about where the race stands 60 days before the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Axe and Murphy are joined this week by Addisu Demissie, former campaign manager for Cory Booker’s presidential run and senior advisor for Joe Biden and the DNC. With both national conventions in the rear view mirror, a new phase of the 2020 presidential campaign has begun. The Hacks discuss Trump’s continued law and order strategy, the efficacy of Biden’s condemnation of violence and destruction, and how voters in critical swing states are interpreting the pageant of democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to It Was Said, a 10-episode limited documentary series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Join Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios and HISTORY, as we take you through 10 speeches. Season One of It Was Said draws on a selection of speeches from powerful figures in history like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, JFK, RFK, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Edward R. Murrow, and Barbara Jordan. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Guest Hack Amanda Carpenter of CNN and The Bulwark joins Gibbs and Murphy to recap the Trump National Convention. Did the GOP move the needle? What's the next move for Biden and Harris? Is Trump ever going to finish this speech?! The Hacks meticulously dissect the four day reality show and talk about what to expect over the next 67 days of Campaign 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MAGA Mission: The RNC Begins

MAGA Mission: The RNC Begins

2020-08-2501:02:005

Guest Hack John Heilemann of Showtime's The Circus is back this week to help Axe and Murphy recap the first night of the Republican National Convention. The GOP promised a week full of optimism and opportunity; after night one, did they deliver? The Hacks discuss whether the first night offered a glimpse of the Republican primary in 2024, if the RNC will ultimately succeed in expanding Trump's base, and what Biden's campaign must do to counter the messaging coming out of the RNC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (33)

Eliza Howarth

GOP and Dems outrageously, bluntly, expertly observed.

Oct 23rd
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Eliza Howarth

No better political dialogue anywhere than on this podcast.

Oct 23rd
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Kurt Gillon

as of late I have been thinking, it sure would be nice to get some introspective and wit for the late, great, Charles Krauthammer right about now.

Oct 13th
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Tim Lawrence

l Hi

Oct 8th
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Darcie Harris

Chris Wallace should be fired. If he were in the military he would be charged with dereliction of duty.

Sep 30th
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Dore Sutton

Love this podcast. Never miss a episode. Keep up the awesome work Hackaroos.

Sep 24th
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Jimbo Jett

Thanks guys - this helped calm my nerves. There's been so much cautionary commentary the past week or two about trump's very realistic chance of eking out another win that I started feeling disheartened. (I also live in a VERY vocal pro-trump county.) This and Axe's guest spot on Al Franken's podcast helps bring the fuller picture back in focus.

Sep 4th
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Richard Thornton

Joe is supposed to care about people, true, but according to Trump supporters or possible supporters, Joe should only care about white people, or otherwise, unlike Trump, he’s soft on crime. What a bunch of bullshit.

Aug 31st
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Paul Haken

Surprised that you are suggesting that Kamala moderates her "tone." This sounds like something my father might say about a strong charismatic woman. I'm confident that Kamala is smart enough to be a bright star on the Biden ticket and will make him look good. Biden is smart and not worried about being out shined. Our vibrant American young culture is ready for this, as are older people who are secure in themseves.

Aug 15th
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Dore Sutton

love this podcast. David and Michael are awesome and the guests are excellent.

Aug 14th
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Darcie Harris

Alex Wagner, I'd like you to know that Joe Biden was definitely my first choice!

Aug 5th
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Marilyn Teague

I always like Tuesdays cause I know it's Hacks on Tap!

Jul 29th
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Dore Sutton

Never miss this wonderful podcast. Look forward to every Tuesday for the new podcast. Great guests, intelligent conversations. I recommend it to everyone.

Jul 22nd
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G Galleher

Thanks for the shout out for Nome, Alaska! I'm sure we could gather a crowd for any politicians who would like to come north!

Jul 8th
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pamela mallien

Great guest!

Jun 17th
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Sasha Anne Lyn

Alex Wagner- best guest so far!

May 7th
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Debi Simons

Hey Mike--I'm a huge fan of yours from back in the Radio Free GOP days. I was quite taken aback by your language in this episode. Not what I expect from you.

Apr 19th
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Tomasz Jurewicz

This is a really great podcast. Free of political bickering. Sound analysis with a healthy dose of humor too. Highly recommended!

Mar 29th
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Scott Long

The only political podcast I listen to each week. I tend to trust experienced experts who are also really funny. An actual political which is platitude free! Actual Sanity about an insane industry. scottcomedy

Feb 9th
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Darcie Harris

I disagree that Biden voters aren't Bloomberg voters. I would have tepidly supported Biden but will now enthusiastically support Bloomberg. I have several friends who are saying the same. For those of us who are looking for real executive , management and leadership experience, these two are the best. I just think Bloomberg is more of a street fighter, which we desperately need.

Feb 6th
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