June 10, 2016

EP. 9 — David Axelrod

Eight years ago, David Axelrod was in the thick of the Democratic primary, as Barack Obama’s chief strategist. Now, he’s able to offer some insight into what’s going on in the Democratic party right now. He talks to David Gregory about the significance of Hillary Clinton’s run, and he gives us a look into his personal life: how he balanced (or in some cases, failed to balance) being a father with his career, how his father’s suicide changed him, and why his sons never had Bar Mitzvahs.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses, Stamps.com, and Helix Sleep.

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