Rank #1: President Trump
The day after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, our podcast crew gathered to discuss the path he took to secure the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
Rank #2: Still Processing...
Nate and Harry report on a post-election forum where it was clear that emotions are still very raw. Then, economics editor Ben Casselman discusses Trump's new deals.
Rank #3: 2016 Final Thoughts
The podcast takes a moment to look back on 2016. They also discuss the latest from North Carolina's legislature and assess the future of Midwest electoral politics.
Rank #4: Data Under Trump
A special episode on government data and the coming Trump administration. Featuring our usual crew and 538's Ben Casselman, Maggie Koerth-Baker, and Carl Bialik.
Rank #5: What We Learned From Cohen's Testimony
The podcast team reacts to a day of testimony from President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Rank #6: Trump And The Senate
The podcast team looks at the budding relationship between the Trump administration and the U.S. Senate. Confirmation hearings begin this week and ACA debate is underway.
Rank #7: 538 + The West Wing Weekly (Live)
Audio from our live show at LA's Crest Theater this summer discussing the use of polling in The West Wing. Subscribe to TWWW here! http://thewestwingweekly.com
Rank #8: Trump Vs. The Polls -- Vol. II
President-elect Trump is waging a new battle against polling, arguing his approval rating is "rigged." We break down the difference between approval rating and horserace polls
Rank #9: Party Time: The GOP Under Trump
In the first episode of our mini-series "Party Time," Galen Druke and Clare Malone speak with Trump allies about where the Republican Party is headed in the era of Trump.
Rank #10: Emergency Podcast: The SCOTUS Battle Ahead
The usual crew is joined by 538's Oliver Roeder (aka @ollie) to discuss the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his history on the bench, and what comes next.
Rank #11: The Parties Decided Tuesday's Primaries
Around the country, establishment backed candidates did well in Tuesday's primaries. The crew reacts to the results and discusses the trends so far in the 2018 primaries.
Rank #12: Russian Interference
The podcast crew discusses the latest news on Russia's interference in the presidential election and Amy Walter joins the show to talk about "draining the swamp."
Rank #13: Trump Meets Kim
Trump is hours away from sitting down with Kim. The crew discusses what could happen and what on earth happened at the G7 summit over the weekend.
Rank #14: The Transition Begins
The podcast crew uses new data to assess the conventional wisdom about the election and looks at President-elect Trump's first decisions in his new role.
Rank #15: It's Here - Final Election Preview
In our final preview of the 2016 election we assess the forecast model, discuss defining moments of the campaign and prepare for Election Day.
Rank #16: Emergency Podcast: Doug Jones Wins
Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in a quarter century. The team discusses the factors that converged to make that possible.
Rank #17: Russia: A FiveThirtyEight Debate!
The crew debates the various theories about the connection between President Trump and Russia. We used this Lawfare article as a guide: https://tinyurl.com/yb5kzdvt
Rank #18: Trump Meets Putin
The crew reacts to President Trump and Russian President Putin's joint press conference, in which Trump questioned U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling.
Rank #19: Recount, Really?
The team discusses whether Jill Stein's push for ballot recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania defies norms. They also debate how to cover Trump's tweets.
Rank #20: The Comey Episode
The crew debates the significance of former FBI Director James Comey's new tell-all book. They also look at public opinion of the recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria.