To celebrate ten seasons of Overheard with Evan Smith, this special episode takes a look back at some of the thought leaders who have been on the show – politicians, activists and scientists. From President Obama to climate scientists, no topics were off the table.
David Axelrod is a political strategist and former Senior Advisor to President Obama. He ran both of President Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He’s also worked for a number of other big names in Democratic politics – Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Deval Patrick, and Rahm Emanuel, just to name a few. His memoir, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” was published in 2015.
Mary Matalin and James Carville are the odd couple of American politics — a diehard Republican and a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat happily married despite their famous ideological differences. Their book, “Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home,” was published in 2014.