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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.

    It's Not Just The Economy, Stupid

    It's Not Just The Economy, Stupid

    After the release of historically bad GDP data, the crew discusses how well economic data can predict the outcome of an election. They also discuss the potential consequences of President Trump casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

    • 51 min
    A GOP Congressman Who Might Not Vote For Trump

    A GOP Congressman Who Might Not Vote For Trump

    Rep. Will Hurd of Texas’s 23rd Congressional District joins the podcast. He is one of only four Republicans in the House still representing a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and he is the only Black Republican in the chamber. He is also retiring at the end of his current term. As he says on the podcast, he is not yet sure whether he will vote for President Trump this fall.

    • 27 min
    Biden's VP Pick Could Be Days Away

    Biden's VP Pick Could Be Days Away

    According to the timeframe Biden laid out, he could announce his choice for a running mate as soon as the end of this week. The crew discusses the upsides and downsides of his various choices.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The U.S. Still Isn't Prepared For A Pandemic Election

    The U.S. Still Isn't Prepared For A Pandemic Election

    In March, it became clear that states needed to reconfigure in-person voting and significantly scale up mail voting so that Americans could vote during a pandemic. Since then, we’ve seen postponed elections, consolidated polling places, long lines, mail ballots that never reached voters, and long delays in counting those ballots. Will the U.S. be ready in November?

    • 39 min
    There Aren't Secret Trump Voters

    There Aren't Secret Trump Voters

    A recent poll showed that the majority of Pennsylvanians think that people in their community secretly support Trump. The crew explains why that is unlikely. They also consider the future of Black politics as politicians from the Civil Rights Era -- like Rep. John Lewis -- leave office.

    • 56 min
    White Democrats Are Wary Of Big Ideas To Address Racial Inequality

    White Democrats Are Wary Of Big Ideas To Address Racial Inequality

    In recent weeks, public opinion has moved significantly in favor of Black Lives Matter and more people have taken the view that Black people face discrimination in America. But is there public support for policies that could address that discrimination? FiveThirtyEight's Perry Bacon Jr. and political science professor Meredith Conroy discuss what the polls can tell us.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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Fantastisk podcast!

Genial podcast om amerikansk politikk! Beste stedet for å følge med på sirkuset over vannet

Tore Walaker ,

Messy episode

I entered the podcast with some high expectations. But the episode of 6. January was really a «downer». Too messy, too much «I think» and «like» that made a bad impression.

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Essential

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