IOP Announces Live Taping Of “The Axe Files” With Former President Barack Obama

November 9, 2018

By Institute of Politics

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) is pleased to announce a live taping of “The Axe Files” podcast with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

“The Axe Files” podcast, hosted by David Axelrod, is produced out of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and co-sponsored by CNN. The live taping will take place 11:30a-12:30p CT at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Chicago. The event is open to University of Chicago students only and closed to press. Tickets to the taping are free and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis via Eventbrite on Friday, Nov. 9, at 12p CT.

The episode with former President Obama will be posted upon the event’s conclusion at and can also be found on Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms. The conversation will focus on the 10-year anniversary of former President Obama’s historic election in 2008, his and Axelrod’s shared experiences on the campaign, and his current work, including the Obama Foundation and his dedication to civic leadership and community engagement.

About the University of Chicago Institute of Politics
The nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, founded by David Axelrod in 2013, is an extracurricular program designed to ignite in young people a passion for politics and public service. For more information, visit & follow us on Twitter @UChiPolitics & Facebook.

About “The Axe Files”
“The Axe Files” podcast launched in September 2015 and has released over 280 episodes to date. The show features a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world and beyond, including Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Jon Stewart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John McCain, and Justin Trudeau. For more information, visit

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