Ep. 488 – Al Franken – The Ax Files with David Axelrod



Ep. 488 – Al Franken – The Ax Files with David Axelrod – Podcast on CNN Audio


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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Ax Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

Ep. 488 – Al Franken

The Ax Files with David Axelrod

Al Franken has been in the public eye for decades, first as a comedian and then as a senator from Minnesota. Since he resigned from the Senate in 2018 amid sexual harassment allegations — that he has denied — he has mostly stayed out of the spotlight. He talks to David about his transition from comedy to politics, his departure from the Senate and his subsequent battle with depression, whether he might run for office again, and his touring comedy show, “The Only Former US Senator Currently on Tour Tour.”

May 5, 2022

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