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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.

    Why Politicians — Like Manchin And Sinema — Go Rogue

    Why Politicians — Like Manchin And Sinema — Go Rogue

    The crew debates why politicians break with their parties in high-profile ways and what the repercussions can be. They also discuss the trend of amateur candidates running in and winning House primary elections, and ask whether Biden's dismissal of the polls is a "good or bad use of polling."

    • 59 min
    Don't Pay Attention To That Outlier Poll You Saw

    Don't Pay Attention To That Outlier Poll You Saw

    The crew discusses what's in the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" and why Senate Democrats have taken it up despite unmoving opposition. They also ask whether a new poll showing Biden's approval rating at just 33 percent deserves all the attention it's been getting.

    • 49 min
    How Likely Is Another Civil War?

    How Likely Is Another Civil War?

    In the wake of the January 6th attack on the Capitol, academics and journalists have increasingly taken the possibility of future political violence in America seriously. In her new book “How Civil Wars Start And How To Stop Them,” Barbara F Walter writes “we are now closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe.” It’s a bold suggestion, and in this installment of the podcast we interrogate it.

    • 40 min
    How The 2022 Midterms Might Play Out

    How The 2022 Midterms Might Play Out

    The crew discusses what the political environment is likely to look like in 2022 based on history and current indicators. They also debate the meaning of a recent poll from Axios that suggests Americans are exhausted.

    • 52 min
    Why Jan. 6th Was Not A Turning Point

    Why Jan. 6th Was Not A Turning Point

    In the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, it appeared that Republican leaders might be ready to break ties with then-President Trump once and for all. A year later, Trump still appears to be the de facto leader of the party. The crew discusses why the country responded to the attacks the way it did and how healthy American democracy is today.

    • 54 min
    What Americans Thought About COVID, Inflation And Britney Spears In 2021

    What Americans Thought About COVID, Inflation And Britney Spears In 2021

    The crew looks back at what Americans thought about some of the biggest political and cultural issues of 2021. They play a game of "Guess What Americans Think," in which the panelists have to guess Americans' opinions on a wide variety of topics, including Elon Musk, inflation and Britney Spears.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18.9K Ratings

18.9K Ratings

Drkaxl ,

Where I go when I need to know

Not always what I want to hear but 100% smart and reliable.

Billy RLTW ,

Still haven’t recognized their bias

These guys are “polling experts” and are consistently wrong. Please, for the love of God, understand your own biases, as liberals, and figure out how to make polls better. It starts with understanding that none of you have ever voted for anything other than Dems, and adjusting accordingly.

Almostoday ,

Worst guest ever

The last show about how likely a civil war was one of the worst guests I have ever heard…

Let me sum it up… “Republicans are to blame”

How unreflective can you be? Stupid waste of time wrapped up in high brow word choices.

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