Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
What SCOTUS — And Americans — Think About Overturning Roe
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in one of the highest profile cases of the term. The question is whether Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional. Senior writer and legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discusses how the Justices approached the question and what Americans think about abortion policy.
About Those 2024 Polls ...
The crew debates the value of polling whether Americans want Biden and Trump to run again in 2024.
What The Two Parties Should Be Thankful For
The crew discusses what the future of the Build Back Better bill might look like in the Senate and why the provisions in the bill are more popular than the bill itself. They also check in on where the redistricting process stands around the country and ask what the two parties should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
What 44 Days In Las Vegas Taught Nate Silver
Nate Silver is back from his book research/poker trip to Las Vegas, and in this installment, he sits down with Galen Druke to answer listener questions and talk about what he learned on the strip.
The Pollster Who Wants To Quit Horse-Race Polling
We speak with the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, who wrote an article titled “‘I blew it.’ Maybe it’s time to get rid of election polls.” We also look at the future of inflation with economist Kenneth Rogoff.
This Is What Will Determine The Future Of Climate Change
On the final day of COP26, we look at whether these types of international agreements actually shape countries’ climate policies and whether there are other factors that are more important.
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Podcast on the decline
Clare Malone provided a really interesting insight that only Galen even gets close to providing -- its really too bad she's not here anymore. Its clear this podcast struggles to balance out its leftist bias because with so many topics to cover, every podcast manages to conclude with, "Republicans are bad bad racist liars." Lots of potential here, I just want to see the discussion move beyond the leftist perspective sometimes.
Pollsters defending polls
Can be interesting at times, but it’s basically pollsters defending their flawed polling.