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What's The Point

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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.
Cover image of What's The Point

What's The Point

Updated 5 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.

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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Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

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The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.
Aug 10 2017
43 mins
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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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WTP Best Of: Adam Ruins Everything

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Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.
Jul 18 2017
30 mins
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Sparks: Interview with Charles Ornstein

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Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.
Jul 07 2017
34 mins
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Sparks: Conflicts of interest

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The Sparks crew discusses how politicians and scientists wrestle with conflicts of interest, and what the science says about how conflict of interest can change our decisions.
Jul 06 2017
38 mins
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Sparks: Interview with Bob Holmes

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Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."
Jun 02 2017
40 mins
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Sparks: Flavor Science

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FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense," a book by Bob Holmes. They also go flavor tripping.
Jun 01 2017
39 mins
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WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

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Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.
May 18 2017
36 mins
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Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson

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FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."
May 05 2017
46 mins
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