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FiveThirtyEight Politics

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Rank #3 in Politics category

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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

iTunes Ratings

15138 Ratings
Average Ratings
13092
860
387
292
507

Fun and Informative!

By Ibles123 - May 28 2020
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Micah, Galen, Clare, and Nate have great group chemistry, and I love listening to their banter

Great pod

By Woooooooooooo121212 - May 27 2020
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Always like getting the perspective of the 538 crew. Clare especially!

iTunes Ratings

15138 Ratings
Average Ratings
13092
860
387
292
507

Fun and Informative!

By Ibles123 - May 28 2020
Read more
Micah, Galen, Clare, and Nate have great group chemistry, and I love listening to their banter

Great pod

By Woooooooooooo121212 - May 27 2020
Read more
Always like getting the perspective of the 538 crew. Clare especially!
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FiveThirtyEight Politics

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

Rank #1: Why COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Spreading

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Political scientist Joe Uscinski joins the podcast to discuss the spread of COVID-19 conspiracy theories -- why they've formed and what can be done about them.

May 14 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: What Should Republicans Do?

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The crew debates the savviest political strategy for Senate Republicans on the issue of impeachment. They also discuss the death of al-Baghdadi and disagreement in the polls.

Oct 28 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #3: Biden Won Super Tuesday. What Now?

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The crew reacts to Joe Biden's very strong performance on Super Tuesday and asks what comes next.

Mar 04 2020

32mins

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Rank #4: How Elizabeth Warren Could Win

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The crew discusses the paths to Elizabeth Warren winning -- and losing -- the 2020 Democratic nomination. They also look at the political repercussions of the shutdown.

Jan 07 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: Americans, Not Politicians, Will Decide How We Reopen

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The podcast crew discusses the politics and practicalities of states reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They also consider which party is ahead in the race for the Senate.

May 11 2020

48mins

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Rank #6: What We Learned From Cohen's Testimony

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The podcast team reacts to a day of testimony from President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Feb 28 2019

30mins

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Rank #7: How Kamala Harris Could Win

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The crew analyzes what Harris's path to the nomination could look like. They also react to Mueller's statement on the Buzzfeed report and discuss the role of the young left.

Jan 22 2019

53mins

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Rank #8: Life After The Mueller Report

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The crew reacts to the principal findings of the Mueller report, according to Attorney General Bill Barr.

Mar 25 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Harris Wins Narrative. We'll See About The Voters.

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The crew reacts to night two of the first Democratic primary debates.

Jun 28 2019

37mins

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Rank #10: National Emergency Podcast

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The crew reacts to the news that President Trump plans to declare a national emergency at the southern border. Vox's Dara Lind also joins to discuss the border security deal.

Feb 14 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: The Democratic Primary Is No Longer Competitive

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The crew reacts to the latest round of Democratic primary results, in which Biden far outperformed Sanders.

Mar 11 2020

31mins

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Rank #12: Bloomberg Stumbles In Chaotic Debate

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In a late night edition of the podcast, the crew reacts to the Nevada Democratic primary debate.

Feb 20 2020

36mins

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Rank #13: How The Iran Conflict Could Affect 2020

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The team discusses the political implication's of President Trump's decision to kill Iran's Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani in a drone strike.

Jan 06 2020

47mins

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Rank #14: Emergency Podcast: The Mueller Report

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The podcast team reacts to the release of the redacted Mueller report.

Apr 18 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: A Four-Way Pileup In Iowa

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The crew discusses the latest polling in Iowa, showing a tight four-way race. They also talk about Booker's decision to dropout and Tom Steyer's polling in NV and SC.

Jan 13 2020

42mins

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Rank #16: The Verdict On The Debates

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The podcast crew digs into data about how voters reacted to the first debates. They also discuss the new sexual assault accusation against President Trump.

Jul 01 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: What Went Down In The 5th Democratic Debate

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In a late night podcast, the crew reacts to the fifth Democratic primary debate.

Nov 21 2019

26mins

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It's Not Just The Economy, Stupid

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After the release of historically bad GDP data, the crew discusses how well economic data can predict the outcome of an election. They also discuss the potential consequences of President Trump casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

Aug 03 2020

51mins

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A GOP Congressman Who Might Not Vote For Trump

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Rep. Will Hurd of Texas’s 23rd Congressional District joins the podcast. He is one of only four Republicans in the House still representing a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and he is the only Black Republican in the chamber. He is also retiring at the end of his current term. As he says on the podcast, he is not yet sure whether he will vote for President Trump this fall.

Jul 30 2020

27mins

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Biden's VP Pick Could Be Days Away

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According to the timeframe Biden laid out, he could announce his choice for a running mate as soon as the end of this week. The crew discusses the upsides and downsides of his various choices.

Jul 27 2020

1hr 8mins

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The U.S. Still Isn't Prepared For A Pandemic Election

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In March, it became clear that states needed to reconfigure in-person voting and significantly scale up mail voting so that Americans could vote during a pandemic. Since then, we’ve seen postponed elections, consolidated polling places, long lines, mail ballots that never reached voters, and long delays in counting those ballots. Will the U.S. be ready in November?

Jul 23 2020

39mins

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There Aren't Secret Trump Voters

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A recent poll showed that the majority of Pennsylvanians think that people in their community secretly support Trump. The crew explains why that is unlikely. They also consider the future of Black politics as politicians from the Civil Rights Era -- like Rep. John Lewis -- leave office.

Jul 20 2020

56mins

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White Democrats Are Wary Of Big Ideas To Address Racial Inequality

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In recent weeks, public opinion has moved significantly in favor of Black Lives Matter and more people have taken the view that Black people face discrimination in America. But is there public support for policies that could address that discrimination? FiveThirtyEight's Perry Bacon Jr. and political science professor Meredith Conroy discuss what the polls can tell us.

Jul 16 2020

49mins

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COVID-19 Deaths Are Rising. What Will The U.S. Do?

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The crew discusses whether Americans and politicians are in agreement on how to respond to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. The also interrogate a lesson that some Democrats took away from the 2016 election -- that the party should focus less on "identity politics."

Jul 13 2020

54mins

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Conservatives Didn’t Get The SCOTUS They Wanted This Term

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FiveThirtyEight legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Galen Druke to look back at a U.S. Supreme Court term full of consequential cases. They also unpack one the final rulings of the term, which permits prosecutors to subpoena the president's financial records.

Jul 09 2020

32mins

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How Trump Could Improve His Electoral Odds

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The crew considers various strategies that President Trump and Republicans could use to improve their electoral prospects this fall -- ranging from a new running mate to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jul 06 2020

56mins

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How The GOP Chose To Be A White Party

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FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone discusses the history of how the GOP became an overwhelmingly white party. Her article on the topic is titled, "The Republican Choice: How a party spent decades making itself white."

Jul 02 2020

41mins

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Biden Is Currently Competitive In Georgia And Texas

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The crew looks at new polling that shows the clearest picture so far of the presidential race in battleground states. It isn't good for Trump.

Jun 29 2020

45mins

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New Voter Registrations Have Nosedived During COVID-19

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FiveThirtyEight's Nathaniel Rakich and Kaleigh Rogers analyze data showing that the number of people registering to vote has fallen off a cliff during the coronavirus pandemic

Jun 25 2020

32mins

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Progressives Challenge The Democratic Establishment

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The crew looks at the dynamic between Democratic upstarts and the establishment as primary voters head to the polls in New York and Kentucky.

Jun 22 2020

48mins

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Model Talk: Biden Leads Trump By 9 Nationally

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In this edition of Model Talk, Nate and Galen discuss FiveThirtyEight's newly published presidential election polling averages.

Jun 18 2020

41mins

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Views Of BLM Have Shifted. What Happens Next?

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The crew discusses the ways that public opinion on racism has changed during the past three weeks and ask how it will affect our politics.

Jun 15 2020

53mins

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The Protests Appear To Be Working

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New York Times writer Mara Gay and FiveThirtyEight contributor Shom Mazumder join the podcast to discuss the efficacy of the anti-police violence protests so far.

Jun 12 2020

25mins

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Americans Don't Like How Trump Is Handling Multiple Crises

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The podcast crew looks at President Trump's latest polling for handling the pandemic and mass protests. They also discuss why young voters aren't enthusiastic about Biden.

Jun 08 2020

55mins

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Protests, Then And Now

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Prof. Yohuru Williams joins Perry Bacon Jr. and Galen Druke to discuss how today's anti-police violence protests compare with past protest movements.

Jun 04 2020

45mins

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The Data Behind Police Violence

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Sam Sinyangwe joins the podcast to discuss police violence data and the politics of the protests that have spread across the country.

Jun 01 2020

59mins

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What Biden's VP Picks Say About Him

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Perry Bacon Jr. and Julia Azari join the podcast to discuss the process of choosing a VP and what that choice says about the candidate and the party.

May 28 2020

34mins

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iTunes Ratings

15138 Ratings
Average Ratings
13092
860
387
292
507

Fun and Informative!

By Ibles123 - May 28 2020
Read more
Micah, Galen, Clare, and Nate have great group chemistry, and I love listening to their banter

Great pod

By Woooooooooooo121212 - May 27 2020
Read more
Always like getting the perspective of the 538 crew. Clare especially!