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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, 15.1K Ratings

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

    What Biden's VP Picks Say About Him

    What Biden's VP Picks Say About Him

    Perry Bacon Jr. and Julia Azari join the podcast to discuss the process of choosing a VP and what that choice says about the candidate and the party.

    • 34 min
    Questions About Biden And Trump's Bases

    Questions About Biden And Trump's Bases

    The crew discusses a gaffe Biden made during a conversation about black voters and debates the findings of a new study about white working class voters in the 2016 election.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    One Virus, A World Full Of Responses

    One Virus, A World Full Of Responses

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how many countries, with different political systems, handle a very similar crisis -- and how the public reacts.

    • 44 min
    Does Trump Really Want A Fight With Obama?

    Does Trump Really Want A Fight With Obama?

    The crew looks at evidence that the coronavirus response has grown more partisan. They also discuss the rationale for an election year conflict between Obama and Trump.

    • 53 min
    Why COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Spreading

    Why COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Spreading

    Political scientist Joe Uscinski joins the podcast to discuss the spread of COVID-19 conspiracy theories -- why they've formed and what can be done about them.

    • 45 min
    Americans, Not Politicians, Will Decide How We Reopen

    Americans, Not Politicians, Will Decide How We Reopen

    The podcast crew discusses the politics and practicalities of states reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They also consider which party is ahead in the race for the Senate.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

Greenwichpt ,

Lots of promise, quality starting to dip

I’ve been a fan for about 5 years and an avid user of the 538 site. I really think, however, that the quality of analysis on the recent episodes (past 6 months) has declined. It feels like the episode topics are forced - like you have to produce something regardless of whether there’s real substance to discuss. Also Perry Bacon Jr. would benefit from being more concise and not sounding so rushed. Claire and Galen consistently have some great insights but not sure about the others (yes, including Nate, who is starting to sound disinterested).

HoopShots120 ,

Three stars

Smart, playful, thought provoking. Would be so much better if hosts could neutralize political slants to present truly objective analysis.

Ibles123 ,

Fun and Informative!

Micah, Galen, Clare, and Nate have great group chemistry, and I love listening to their banter

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