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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

Polls & Pols (with David Hill)

9/27/2022
Republican pollster and strategist Dr. David Hill joins Murphy and fellow Auburn fan Gibbs to discuss how this midterm cycle compares to cycles in the past, the likelihood of split ticket voting in Georgia and elsewhere, whether there’s a brewing rivalry between Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis, and share tips and tricks for being a sophisticated consumer of polls.

Culture Vultures (with Mo Elleithee)

9/20/2022
Mo Elleithee, former communications director for the Democratic National Committee and current executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Democrats’ attempt to defy gravity this election cycle, Ron DeSantis’ political stunts, and the cultural issues dominant in both parties today. Plus, the Hacks review the races that will determine control of the US Senate and break down Biden’s comments about 2024.

Irrational Exuberance? (with Jon Favreau)

9/13/2022
Jon Favreau, “podcasting royalty” and former speechwriter for Barack Obama, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Democratic enthusiasm around the country, the critical role suburban voters will play in this year’s midterm elections, key Senate races to watch, and insights from focus groups on the new season of Jon’s podcast, The Wilderness.

Duration:01:04:23

The Midterm Sprint

9/6/2022
Axe and Murphy convene the day after Labor Day to kick off the official sprint to the midterms. They discuss Biden’s decision to go after MAGA Republicans, the wisdom of both Biden and Trump inserting themselves in the middle of the campaign conversation, how the Dobbs decision may impact turnout in November, and Murphy takes us on trip across the pond for an update on UK politics.

Bully Boy Tactics (with Mark Leibovich)

8/23/2022
The Atlantic’s Mark Leibovich joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Biden’s messaging on the campaign trail ahead of the midterms, Ron DeSantis’ political future, the primaries in Florida and New York, and insights from Mark’s book, Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission.

Duration:00:56:04

The Ferret Vs. The Boa Constrictor (with Maggie Haberman)

8/16/2022
New York Times senior political reporter Maggie Haberman joins Axe and Murphy to discuss how the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago impacts Trump’s political capital, whether the Department of Justice adequately understood the current political environment, Trump’s relationship with Kevin McCarthy, and what to expect from today’s primaries in Wyoming and Alaska. Plus, Maggie previews her forthcoming book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.

Duration:00:56:19

Where to Mar-a-LaGO From Here? (with Whit Ayres)

8/9/2022
Republican pollster and strategist Whit Ayres joins Gibbs and Murphy to discuss the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, Biden and the Democrats’ string of legislative victories and whether it will translate to success in the midterms, the status of key Senate races around the country, and the polling trends to watch this fall.

Duration:01:01:57

The Vengeance Tour

8/3/2022
The Hacks are back with plenty of snacks to break down the results of an illuminating primary night. Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy discuss the surprising voter turnout in Kansas, the fate of pro-impeachment Republicans around the country, the growing slate of election deniers in key states, President Biden’s winning streak, and Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

Duration:00:56:11

The Elephant in the Room (with Lis Smith)

7/26/2022
Democratic strategist Lis Smith, author of Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, joins Axe and Murphy to talk about the season finale of the January 6th hearings, Trump and Pence’s dueling speeches, the shifting size of the red wave in the midterms, and whether Biden finally has some bumper sticker wins under his belt.

Duration:00:56:59

Build Back Biden (with Paul Begala)

7/19/2022
This week, formidable Hack and CNN contributor Paul Begala joins Gibbs and Murphy to discuss the unraveling of Build Back Better, the strategy of the 1/6 committee in advance of their highly anticipated hearing on Thursday, Trump’s donor courting tour, and - in between Murphy swooning over big oil - we venture across the pond* to discuss UK politics. *No horrible British accents were included in this recording of Hacks on Tap.

Duration:00:59:35

One More Item…

7/13/2022
The Hacks are back to discuss whether the Department of Justice could indict Donald Trump, recent polling from The New York Times and what it portends for both Biden and Trump’s political future, how Biden should respond to questions about 2024, and the Senate race in Georgia. Plus, Murphy gets an opportunity to gloat and use the word “chortle,” a Hacks on Tap first.

Duration:00:54:34

Precedent-Shattering

6/30/2022
The Hacks respond to a slightly delayed bat signal in this special edition of Hacks on Tap to break down the shocking testimony during the Jan. 6th hearings, whether the latest revelations impact Trump’s political future, the ramifications for the midterms, and whether Biden has a newfound opportunity to take charge on domestic issues.

Duration:00:34:04

Prosecuting the Case (with Sarah Longwell)

6/28/2022
Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark and host of The Focus Group podcast, joins Axe and Gibbs to discuss how Trump voters are reacting to the January 6th hearings, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and whether it gives Democrats an opportunity to go on offense in the midterms, Mitch McConnell’s approach to the bipartisan gun control bill, Elise Stefanik’s hard turn to towards Trumpism, and more.

Duration:01:02:33

Atomic Clock of Corruption (with Amanda Carpenter)

6/21/2022
Amanda Carpenter, political columnist for The Bulwark, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss Trump’s political future in light of the Jan. 6 committee’s findings, the shocking number of election deniers on the ballot across the country, the merits of a gas tax holiday, Biden’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, and the LA mayor’s race.

Duration:01:05:11

The Barr Tab (with John Heilemann)

6/14/2022
John Heilemann, host of the Hell & High Water podcast and executive editor of The Recount, is back with Axe and Murphy to discuss the revelations from the January 6th hearings, President Biden’s limited toolkit on inflation and what it means for the midterms, whispers of Biden’s political future, the bipartisan gun bill, and the races to watch in South Carolina.

Duration:01:03:27

Introducing The Powers That Be: Daily

6/10/2022
Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Hamby, along with the team of expert journalists at Puck, as they let you in on the real conversations insiders are having across the four corners of power in America: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Puck's contributors bring you smart conversation around the inside stories happening in these worlds. Presented in partnership with Cadence13 Studios, this podcast releases new episodes daily, Monday-Friday.

Duration:00:02:16

California Scheming (with Dave Wasserman)

6/7/2022
Dave Wasserman, US House editor of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, joins Axe and Gibbs to discuss the plethora of primaries happening around the country, what the results from recent races tell us about the national political environment, whether any voters will be swayed by the January 6th committee hearings, and how the politics of gun control will play out in suburban areas this fall.

Duration:00:58:19

Swimming Against the Current (with Doug Sosnik)

5/31/2022
Doug Sosnik, former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, joins Gibbs and Murphy to discuss the headwinds Democrats face in the midterms and the importance of narrative storytelling in politics. Plus, the Hacks take a close look at the Senate race in Pennsylvania and dive into the jumbo mailbag.

Duration:01:07:19

“What Are We Doing?”

5/25/2022
The Hacks convene for what was supposed to be an election night recap but instead was an all too familiar discussion on gun violence in America. Axe, Gibbs, and Murphy talk about the latest school shooting in Texas, the politics of gun control, and the results of Tuesday night’s primary races.

Duration:00:47:50

The MAGA Midterms?

5/18/2022
Axe and Murphy break down the results from the primary races in a number of key states in this special edition of Hacks on Tap. They discuss the highly-anticipated Republican Senate race in Pennsylvania, the fate of Congressman Madison Cawthorn and other candidates backed by Trump, how progressive Democratic candidates fared across the country, and ultimately the fact that Trumpism is alive and well.

Duration:00:39:44