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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
    • 4.2, 760 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

4.2 out of 5
760 Ratings
760 Ratings
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.

Yerfpuppy ,

One of my weekly routines

A coworker recommended this to me. I’m glad he did. I look forward to hearing their feedback. Seems the reporters do know how to get close to the newsmakers in order to provide some firsthand reaction.

My primary annoyance (why 4-stars rather than 5) is with some of the production and post-production quality. I personally loath Skype reporting and unbalanced recording volume. Sure, I understand Skype reporting and why it is used. There is little excuse though for unbalanced recording volume. Overall production is sufficient enough.

What is it though about ‘Thursday’ for weekly podcasts? I end up having to take a long walk or drive just to hear them all. No regrets. Just wondering why not Friday?

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