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What's The Point

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Society & Culture
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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.

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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.

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Love, love, love Sparks!

By Kauaichild - Jan 30 2017
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Ladies discussing science make this lady scientist very happy.

Great podcast.

By httpexplosion - Sep 19 2016
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This is my GO-TO political wonk podcast.

iTunes Ratings

382 Ratings
Average Ratings
327
33
8
6
8

Love, love, love Sparks!

By Kauaichild - Jan 30 2017
Read more
Ladies discussing science make this lady scientist very happy.

Great podcast.

By httpexplosion - Sep 19 2016
Read more
This is my GO-TO political wonk podcast.
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What's The Point

Updated 14 days ago

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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.

Rank #1: .29 A History Of Political Data (Part One)

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William Jennings Bryan to Barack Obama. With Daniel Kreiss of the University of North Carolina.
Jan 14 2016
43 mins
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Rank #2: Sparks: Interview with David Baron

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Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.
Aug 11 2017
42 mins
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Rank #3: Sparks - The Unpersuadables

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FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses Will Storr's book, "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
Jan 19 2017
40 mins
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Rank #4: Sparks: "An American Sickness"

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Our science podcast crew discusses the state of American health care, and what consumers can do about it. This month's book: "An American Sickness" by Elisabeth Rosenthal.
Apr 06 2017
50 mins
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Rank #5: .30 A History Of Political Data (Part Two)

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Obama 2008 to the present, including reporting from Iowa. With Daniel Kreiss of UNC.
Jan 21 2016
35 mins
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Rank #6: .19 Why The Bronx Burned

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In 1970's NYC, huge swaths of the city were engulfed in flames. Bad stats may have been to blame. Joe Flood, author of "The Fires," tells the story.
Oct 29 2015
44 mins
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Rank #7: .00 Welcome - Nate Silver Helps Introduce What's The Point

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From fake studies to bad polling to privacy fears, is data in a moment of crisis? We launch our newest podcast with a discussion about the state of big data, and some of the major themes we hope to explore.
Jun 22 2015
27 mins
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Rank #8: .01 Neil deGrasse Tyson - "Are you wired for doubt?"

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Star Talk's Neil deGrasse Tyson on how data is revolutionizing astronomy, why he hates "balance," and why his being black often leads people to confuse him for a sportscaster.
Jun 25 2015
28 mins
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Rank #9: .71 How Adam Ruins Everything

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Adam Conover on the challenge of explaining tough topics - while being funny. Catch "Adam Ruins Everything" on TruTV.
Dec 02 2016
30 mins
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Rank #10: WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

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Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."
Jul 27 2017
40 mins
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Rank #11: .72 That Was The Point

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What's The Point is coming to an end with Jody Avirgan as the host. We discuss what we've learned over the last year and a half. Stay tuned for our next big thing!
Dec 08 2016
32 mins
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Rank #12: .47 Rivers Cuomo Has Spreadsheets (from Song Exploder)

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Song Exploder talks with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer about his very nerdy songwriting style. Plus, we're collecting your playlists at DefeatedJoy.com
May 26 2016
22 mins
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Rank #13: .52 A History Of Political Data (Part 3)

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Daniel Kreiss of UNC is back to discuss what we've learned from the 2016 primaries. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Jun 30 2016
39 mins
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Rank #14: .22 God, In One Chart

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Religion is personal, nuanced, evolving -- which makes it particularly resistant to easy quantification. Emma Green (Atlantic) and Leah Libresco (538) discuss stats and faith.
Nov 19 2015
34 mins
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Rank #15: .41 How To Change Minds

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New developments in the story of the fraudulent research about persuasion and empathy. Visit fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts for more.
Apr 07 2016
38 mins
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Rank #16: The Amazing Postcards You Mailed Us

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Jody Avirgan and Kate Larue discuss the postcards we received for our "Dear Data" project, and then rerun our original conversation. Check it out: fivethirtyeight.com/deardata
Dec 22 2016
37 mins
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Rank #17: .24 Building Pixar's Landscapes

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The Good Dinosaur features vast, hyperrealistic landscapes -- powered by terabytes and terabytes of US Geological Survey data.
Dec 03 2015
28 mins
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Rank #18: Sparks: Interview with the author of "The Unpersuadables"

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FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with author Will Storr about his book "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
Jan 26 2017
53 mins
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Rank #19: Sparks: Interview with Elisabeth Rosenthal

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Anna Maria Barry-Jester interviews the author of "An American Sickness: How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back."
Apr 12 2017
28 mins
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Rank #20: .02 Solving Our Most Vexing Transportation Problems (With Data)

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During Janette Sadik-Khan's tenure as NYC transportation commissioner, the city's streetscape altered dramatically. She discusses her data-driven (and controversial) approach.
Jul 02 2015
33 mins
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