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 David Axelrod and Mike Murphy take you deep inside the very top level of American politics with a degree of insight and knowledge you’re not going to get from Twitter. Or from any quick hit, headline grabbing daily dispatch. These seasoned pros have seen it all: the peaks and valleys, the pressure-cooker moments, the huge breaks and horrible calamities no one saw coming — and they will take listeners deep behind in the scenes and into the very top level of political strategy. For decades Axelrod, the Democrat, and Murphy, the Republican, have run campaigns – hundreds of them – for the White House to State Houses to City Halls-all over the country. In fact, they’ve even run campaigns against each other! Yet over the last twenty-five plus years they have maintained a close friendship and a shared love of American politics. 

So pull up a seat and get the real political story with analysis, insights, and amazing stories from campaigns past and present. Get to know special guests who represent their many friends and colleagues in national politics.


About David Axelrod

David M. Axelrod is an American political consultant and analyst, best known for being the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. Axelrod left the White House position in early 2011 and became the Senior Strategist for Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012. He is the host of the Axe Files podcast on Luminary, a regular contributor on CNN, and the Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.


About Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy is one of the Republican Party's most successful political media consultants. Murphy has been called a "media master" by Fortune magazine, the GOP's "hottest media consultant" by Newsweek, and the leader of a "new breed" of campaign consultants by Congressional Quarterly. Mike is a partner in the Revolution Agency, a strategic communications firm in Washington DC.