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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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    • 4.7 • 900 Ratings

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

    Why Politicians — Like Manchin And Sinema — Go Rogue

    Why Politicians — Like Manchin And Sinema — Go Rogue

    The crew debates why politicians break with their parties in high-profile ways and what the repercussions can be. They also discuss the trend of amateur candidates running in and winning House primary elections, and ask whether Biden's dismissal of the polls is a "good or bad use of polling."

    • 59 min
    Don't Pay Attention To That Outlier Poll You Saw

    Don't Pay Attention To That Outlier Poll You Saw

    The crew discusses what's in the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" and why Senate Democrats have taken it up despite unmoving opposition. They also ask whether a new poll showing Biden's approval rating at just 33 percent deserves all the attention it's been getting.

    • 49 min
    How Likely Is Another Civil War?

    How Likely Is Another Civil War?

    In the wake of the January 6th attack on the Capitol, academics and journalists have increasingly taken the possibility of future political violence in America seriously. In her new book “How Civil Wars Start And How To Stop Them,” Barbara F Walter writes “we are now closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe.” It’s a bold suggestion, and in this installment of the podcast we interrogate it.

    • 40 min
    How The 2022 Midterms Might Play Out

    How The 2022 Midterms Might Play Out

    The crew discusses what the political environment is likely to look like in 2022 based on history and current indicators. They also debate the meaning of a recent poll from Axios that suggests Americans are exhausted.

    • 52 min
    Why Jan. 6th Was Not A Turning Point

    Why Jan. 6th Was Not A Turning Point

    In the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, it appeared that Republican leaders might be ready to break ties with then-President Trump once and for all. A year later, Trump still appears to be the de facto leader of the party. The crew discusses why the country responded to the attacks the way it did and how healthy American democracy is today.

    • 54 min
    What Americans Thought About COVID, Inflation And Britney Spears In 2021

    What Americans Thought About COVID, Inflation And Britney Spears In 2021

    The crew looks back at what Americans thought about some of the biggest political and cultural issues of 2021. They play a game of "Guess What Americans Think," in which the panelists have to guess Americans' opinions on a wide variety of topics, including Elon Musk, inflation and Britney Spears.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
900 Ratings

900 Ratings

PiGuy314 ,

Insightful and Enjoyable

Come for the political analysis, stay for the friendly banter. The team do a great job of providing key analytical insights that reveal the current state of play while also bringing a human element with their friendly, often comedic discussion. It was a real shame to lose Clare at the end of 2020, but I have no doubt that she’ll find her feet, and the others have done a great job of keeping things rolling.

Evidence based history ,

Insightful

Great to have wider representation on the podcast. Makes for more interesting listening. Thanks

yepimblondie ,

First review of any podcast...ever!

I loved this podcast, an absolute staple for me but I just find the discussions flat and less engaging since Clare was let go. Gone are the biting and insightful conversations, replaced with a mostly male-dominated podcast which seems to have lost its way. As the title suggests, I don’t leave reviews but i am missing the old crew dynamic. I’m out, sorry!

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