Cadence13 Partners with Renowned Political Strategists David Axelrod and Mike Murphy to Launch “Hacks On Tap” Podcast


Cadence13 Partners with Renowned Political Strategists David Axelrod and Mike Murphy to Launch “Hacks On Tap” Podcast

On the weekly series, the veteran Democrat and Republican campaign advisors invite listeners to pull up a barstool and join a funny, irreverent, and informed conversation about the state of American politics and the race towards the 2020 presidential election

Guests include former Obama campaign manager and White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm

New York, NY (June 24, 2019)— Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company, today announced Hacks on Tap, a weekly podcast hosted by longtime campaign strategists and friends David Axelrod, who was chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, and Mike Murphy, a veteran political consultant for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign and many others. On the new show, Axelrod and Murphy will take listeners behind the scenes of top-level American politics and campaigns, offering their insider perspectives and analyses on the state of American politics in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election.

Hacks on Tap is an invitation to listeners nationwide to join two of the best battle-tested political operatives as they share war stories and break down the latest from the campaign trail: the candidates, the real news behind the headlines, the debates, polls, trends, and much more. 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. For decades Axelrod, a Democrat, and Murphy, a Republican, have run hundreds of campaigns from state houses to the White House, but now they are sharing their years of experience and insights to make sense of what is sure to be a wild election season.

Hacks on Tap launched on June 11, 2019 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever podcasts are available. New episodes will be available every Tuesday. Listen to the trailer, the first two episodes, and subscribe here:

“I’ve always thought that presidential campaigns were a little like NASA: you can be in a simulator, you can write about it and you can talk about it, but unless you've been up in orbit, you don't understand what it’s really like,” said Axelrod. “On ‘Hacks on Tap,’ Mike and I are going to talk about what's really going on, what you won’t hear in the media or find on social media, joined by guests who have been there and seen it all, and we’re thrilled to partner with Cadence13 to bring this lively conversation to listeners across the country.”

“David and I have had a front row seat to the highest levels of American politics past and present—we’ve seen it all and lived to tell the incredible tales and lessons from the trail,” Murphy said. “We invite everyone—political junkies and beyond—to join us on ‘Hacks on Tap’ to get the inside scoop and seasoned analysis as we barrel towards 2020, and we’re excited to do so with Cadence13.”

“David and Mike’s combined years of knowledge and experience in American politics make them the perfect hosts for ‘Hacks on Tap,’ said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer of Cadence13. “They will inform and entertain listeners nationwide during this pivotal time in our country and we’re glad to add their voices to Cadence13’s diverse programming lineup.”

Download photos of Axelrod and Murphy and the cover art for Hacks on Tap here:

David Axelrod is an American political consultant and analyst, best known for being the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns and former senior advisor to Obama. 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 founding director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics, a senior political commentator for CNN, and host of the acclaimed ‘Axe Files’ podcast, with over 300 episodes to date. A former political writer for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod is the author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

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. Murphy is a partner in the Revolution Agency, a strategic communications firm in Washington D.C., and serves as an analyst for NBC News. He is a popular and entertaining public speaker who often appears in front of professional groups, trade associations and corporate boards to give his insightful and humorous analysis of the amazing spectacle of American politics. He is now the co-director for the Center for the Political Future at the University of Southern California.

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For more information, visit Follow Hacks on Tap @HacksonTap, Axelrod @davidaxelrod, Murphy @murphymike, and Cadence13 @Cadence13_ on Twitter.


About CADENCE13:

Cadence13 is a leading premium podcast company and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Sophia Amoruso, David Axelrod, Nick Bilton, Rachel Brathen, Kobe Bryant, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, David Dobrik, Jon Favreau, Malcolm Gladwell, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Lewis, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Paul Rabil, Rhett and Link, Rick Rubin, Michael Sheehan, Maria Shriver, Marc Smerling, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, iO Tillett Wright and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of C13Originals and has a broad range of programming partners including Comments by Celebs, Conde Nast, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Pushkin Industries, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, Up and Vanished, UTA, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.



Hillary Schupf
VP, Publicity | Cadence13


Matthew Jaffe
Executive Producer | Hacks on Tap
Communications Director | University of Chicago Institute of Politics