4 episodes

At only 18-years-old, Gabe Fleisher has already made quite a name for himself. When he was 9-years-old, Gabe started getting up at the crack of dawn to send out a daily email newsletter with his analysis of the political news cycle. He called it Wake Up To Politics, and it slowly developed a large readership. Now, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, Fleisher will extend his popular newsletter with a podcast that explains the inner workings of American politics. And just like his newsletter, episodes will be short, sweet and to the point.

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At only 18-years-old, Gabe Fleisher has already made quite a name for himself. When he was 9-years-old, Gabe started getting up at the crack of dawn to send out a daily email newsletter with his analysis of the political news cycle. He called it Wake Up To Politics, and it slowly developed a large readership. Now, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, Fleisher will extend his popular newsletter with a podcast that explains the inner workings of American politics. And just like his newsletter, episodes will be short, sweet and to the point.

    A user’s guide to polls

    A user’s guide to polls

    Gabe breaks down the past and future of political polling, with some help from Steve Kornacki, national political correspondent at NBC News and Nathaniel Rakichm,elections analyst FiveThirtyEight. Together, they will offer some tips for consumers to interpret polls as they are released in this rapidly-changing election cycle.

    • 16 min
    Gerrymandering in the 21st Century

    Gerrymandering in the 21st Century

    In this episode, Gabe talks to Professor Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project about how Democrats and Republicans gerrymander district maps for their political gain and what he's doing to try and stop it. They will trace the rise of partisan gerrymandering from the earliest days of the Republic to the sophisticated, high-tech methods being used by politicians today, and discuss how Professor Wang is attempting to use those same methods to undo America's political divisions.

    • 17 min
    How do the Iowa Caucuses work?

    How do the Iowa Caucuses work?

    In this episode, Gabe talks to Iowa Public Radio reporter Clay Masters and Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand to break down how the Iowa caucuses work and how Iowa came to be a required stop on the road to the White House. Gabe and his guests will take you inside a caucus room, explain what's changed about the process in 2020, and discuss the future of the caucus system.

    • 18 min
    Introducing Wake Up To Politics, the podcast!

    Introducing Wake Up To Politics, the podcast!

    In partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, Gabe Fleisher is extending his popular Wake Up To Politics newsletter with a brand new podcast. From explaining election processes to a user guide for polling data, Gabe will break down complicated systems that shape what happens in the political arena every day. Episodes drop every other week starting Jan. 24, just in time for the Iowa Caucuses.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

Ufdyjde ,

Another home run

Concise, comprehensive, conscientiously non-partisan.

CheshandTigg ,

Fantastic new voice

Gabe is clear and really easy to listen to. This podcast is great to listen to while I'm making dinner and want to learn something about politics that I've been wondering about. The Iowa Caucus podcast was particularly engaging. Thank you, STL Public Radio, for partnering with Gabe!!

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Linda from St Louis

Such a lucid concise informative important podcast! I look forward to each one. Very well done. Thank you!

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