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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

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    • News & Politics
    • 4.3, 762 Ratings

POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
762 Ratings
762 Ratings
Happygoddess ,

Definitely NOT Nerdy

This podcast is well hosted and very informative. I was able to get a lot of info very quickly—— without getting overwhelmed. It’s become a “ must listen”for me. I get a few chuckles along the way while listening, so that’s very enjoyable

Tom Barnhill ,

Fine, not nerdy

This is perfectly fine albeit lightweight discussion from reporters. Not sure why it's called "Nerd Cast". The host says "data points" a lot, but this isn't a wonky podcast. It's just like any headline regurgitating panel discussion you would hear on CNN or Meet the Press. If you're looking for that, this is a mediocre but acceptable example. If you're looking for something like The Weeds or FiveThirtyEight, this will be a disappointment.

Knyvett ,

Deep and small

I like the way they take one subject and focus deeply on it, often rounding up lots of tidbits from not so recent past, creating a broader understanding of the matter.

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