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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.

    What Comes Next In The Fight To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

    What Comes Next In The Fight To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

    So far, two Republican Senators -- Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski -- have announced their opposition to filling the Supreme Court seat that once belonged to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to the 2020 election. In this installment of the podcast, the crew discusses the political calculations for both Republicans and Democrats over how to proceed in replacing Ginsburg.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Emergency Podcast: The SCOTUS Vacancy

    Emergency Podcast: The SCOTUS Vacancy

    In this emergency installment of the podcast, the crew discusses the implications of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing and the new vacancy on the court.

    • 27 min
    Model Talk: Democrats Are Slightly Favored To Win The Senate

    Model Talk: Democrats Are Slightly Favored To Win The Senate

    FiveThirtyEight has launched its 2020 Senate forecast model. In this episode of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the odds the chamber will flip.

    • 42 min
    Trump Narrows The Gap With Latino Voters

    Trump Narrows The Gap With Latino Voters

    The crew talks to pollster Carlos Odio about political trends amongst Latino voters. They also ask whether polls in the Midwest have corrected their biases and if scandals still matter.

    • 56 min
    How Ohio Is Preparing For A Pandemic Election

    How Ohio Is Preparing For A Pandemic Election

    Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose speaks with Galen Druke about Ohio's preparations for Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 38 min
    The 2020 Electoral Map Could Get Interesting

    The 2020 Electoral Map Could Get Interesting

    The crew discusses which states could potentially be competitive in the 2020 election and asks, "good use of polling or bad use of polling?"

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
753 Ratings

753 Ratings

Paul_Apple ,

Breadth and depth

The 538 politics podcast is a great means of learning about the election race developments for the American politics layperson, such as myself. The participants are insightful, back up their arguments well and there’s a good amount of challenge from each other and from the host Galen Druke, which is where you hear the depth in the show. In addition to his contributions to the arguments, Galen, as host, does a superb job of managing the different contributing arguments and analysis and keeps things ticking over nicely. It’s a great show and I encourage anyone wanting to learn more about American politics to tune in.

Tristan_in_Wales ,

Insightful, Balanced and Funny

Love this podcast. Loads of fresh political insight into the American political scene presented in a nonpartisan, objective and evidence-based way. The video version on the 538 website is also well worth checking out.

The world also needs to hear more about Clare's parents, Galen's mouse and Nate's interior decor! :)

Furby_Pig ,

Great Show

This is a *must* for anyone with an interest in US current affairs and politics.

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