The Comey Episode: 4/16/18
The crew debates the significance of former FBI Director James Comey's new tell-all book. They also look at public opinion of the recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria.
Emergency Podcast: Ryan To Retire: 4/11/18
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday morning that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Perry Bacon Jr. and Julia Azari react to the news.
The Nightmare Midterms Hack: 4/10/18
The team describes what a nightmare elections hack scenario would look like, based on reporting by Clare Malone. They also discuss the continuous scandals at the EPA.
Emergency Podcast: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer's Office: 4/9/18
The podcast crew responds to the news that the FBI raided the office and home of President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
FiveThirtyEight Family Feud: 4/3/18
The team plays a round of "FiveThirtyEight Family Feud" to help determine Trump's strengths and weakness. They also debate the merits of census's new citizenship question.
Special: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and Political Data: 3/29/18
Clare Malone and Jody Avirgan speak with Daniel Kreiss of UNC about the use of FB data in the 2016 election -- and beyond. Listen to the history of data and politics series here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/political-data
How Do We Cover Stormy Daniels?: 3/26/18
The team debates how to cover the alleged coverup and affair between Stormy Daniels and President Trump. They also dive into new data showing Americans are as divided as ever.
What If Trump Fired Mueller?: 3/19/18
President Trump tore into the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller this weekend. The team discusses what would happen if Trump fired Mueller.
The GOP Should Be Freaking Out, PA Edition: 3/14/18
Democrat Conor Lamb looks poised to win in a Pennsylvania district that voted for Trump by 20 points. The podcast team discusses what the results mean for the midterms.
Emergency Podcast: Rexit: 3/13/18
President Trump announced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing on twitter Tuesday morning. The podcast team reacts.
The Most Special Special Election Yet: 3/12/18
The crew discusses the candidates and environment heading into Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district - a district that Trump won by 20 points.
Does Trump's Mood Matter?: 3/5/18
The team makes sense of a week of chaos at the White House and what it says about Trump's decision making. They also discuss how academics rank presidential achievement.
A Turning Point On Guns?: 2/26/18
The team discusses whether the high school shooting in Parkland, FL is a turning point in the gun debate. They also play a round of political "would you rather?"
The Gun Debate: 2/20/18
This episode is dedicated entirely to discussing the gun debate. The crew looks at public opinion, political strategy and what is likely to happen next.
Emergency Podcast: 13 Russians Indicted: 2/16/18
The team responds to news that 13 Russians and 3 companies have been indicted in the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
What's So Wrong With Nancy Pelosi?: 2/12/18
The crew debates why Nancy Pelosi is such a target for Republican attacks and whether those attacks will actually move voters.
Has Trump Remade The GOP?: 2/5/18
The team debates whether the Nunes memo was much ado about nothing, and discusses Trump's effect on the Republican Party.
Which Version Of Trump's Presidency Is Happening?: 1/29/18
One year in, the day before Trump's first (proper) State Of The Union address, we revisit the "14 Paths" and discuss what version of President Trump we ended up with.
The Three-Day Shutdown: 1/22/18
The Senate voted to end the shutdown less than three days after it began. Did Democrats get what they wanted? The team also discusses the uptick in Trump's approval rating.
Emergency Podcast - Government Shutdown: 1/19/18
The politics team discusses the repercussions of the government shutdown after the Senate failed to pass a stopgap spending bill Friday night.
Immigration Showdown: 1/16/18
With a government shutdown looming, Democrats and Republicans have hit an impasse over immigration policy. The crew discusses what's at stake.
The Gerrymandering Project: Conclusion: 1/11/18
In the final episode of our gerrymandering series we consider some more radical electoral reforms and look back on the lessons we've learned.
Oprah, Palace Intrigue And Nuclear War: 1/8/18
The crew discusses the possibility of an Oprah presidential run, a new book about the Trump White House and Trump's behavior towards North Korea.
The Gerrymandering Project: California: 1/4/18
California took significant steps to try to rid redistricting of partisan politics. Politicians still sought to influence the process. Did they succeed?
Our Political Journalism Resolutions: 1/1/18
2018 is here! We discuss our political reporting resolutions -- both for ourselves and the media in general -- as we head into a big new year.
Who's Running In 2020?: 12/25/17
The crew throws caution to the wind and debates which Democrats are best positioned to do well in the 2020 presidential primary.
The Gerrymandering Project: Arizona: 12/21/17
The number of competitive congressional elections has fallen dramatically in recent decades. Arizona tried to combat that trend.
Lessons From Alabama: 12/18/17
The politics team sorts through the hot takes from last week's Senate election in Alabama. They also discuss the political implications of the proposed GOP tax overhaul.
The Gerrymandering Project: North Carolina: 12/14/17
A decades long debate has raged over how to ensure minorities have a voice in America. In the third installment of our series, we look at racial gerrymandering.
Emergency Podcast: Doug Jones Wins: 12/12/17
Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in a quarter century. The team discusses the factors that converged to make that possible.
The Alabama Election Is Here: 12/11/17
The Alabama special Senate election is Tuesday. The polls have varied significantly in an election where turnout is hard to predict. The team weighs in on what to expect.
The Gerrymandering Project: Wisconsin: 12/7/17
Is partisan gerrymandering illegal? In the second installment of our gerrymandering series we look at a Supreme Court case that could reshape how we draw political boundaries.
Are Taxes A Pyrrhic Victory?: 12/4/17
The Senate passed a tax overhaul bill Friday night. The team weighs the political and policy implications and follow up on the fallout from Michael Flynn's guilty plea.
Emergency Podcast: Flynn Flips: 12/1/17
A quick conversation in reaction the big news that Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russian officials.
The Gerrymandering Project: Intro: 11/30/17
What is gerrymandering? This is the first episode in a six-part series exploring the effects of gerrymandering and how reformers hope to change the system.
Congress's Broken Culture: 11/27/17
Lawmakers return to Washington under pressure to confront sexual harassment by their own ranks. The podcast team also looks at the latest in the Alabama special Senate race.
Alabama Is Tied: 11/20/17
The Alabama special Senate race is now tied, after numerous accusation that Republican Roy Moore molested and assaulted teenage girls. The podcast team reacts.
Franken Is Accused Of Harassment: 11/16/17
Leeann Tweeden accused Senator Al Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent while on a USO tour in the Middle East. The podcast team reacts.
Alabama's Senate Race: 11/13/17
Five women have accused Roy Moore, Republican candidate for Senate from Alabama, of sexual misconduct. The team assesses how this will affect the final month of the campaign.
2016 Anniversary Talk: 11/8/17
A year after the 2016 election, Nate & Micah sit down to discuss what it was like to cover the race - from the mistakes FiveThirtyEight made to the emotions of the final weeks
A Good Night For Democrats: 11/7/17
The podcast team responds to strong showing by Democrats across the board on Election Day 2017
Election Day 2017: 11/6/17
Will Democrats begin their comeback on Election Day 2017? The podcast team shares advice on which races to watch and what the margins mean.
Sexual Harassment In Media And Politics: 11/4/17
Major figures in political journalism are alleged to have been serial sexual harassers. What does it mean to have those men in charge of the way political news gets made?
Mueller's First Strike: 10/30/17
Ex-chairman of the Trump campaign Paul Manafort was indicted along with two other campaign aides as part of Bob Mueller's special investigation. The team weighs in.
Emergency Podcast - Flake Is Out: 10/24/17
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona, a repeated Trump critic, announced he will not seek reelection in 2018. The podcast team discusses what that means for Arizona and the GOP.
Could Alabama Go Blue?: 10/23/17
The 2017 elections are not far off. The team looks at the candidates and polling in the Virginia governor's race and Alabama's special Senate race.
Steve Bannon's War: 10/16/17
Steve Bannon declared "war" on the GOP establishment at the Values Voter Summit last week. The podcast team discusses what that will mean for the 2018 midterms.
Corker Uncorked: 10/9/17
GOP Senator Corker and President Trump went at each other over the weekend. The podcast weighs in on how Corker's criticism of Trump could affect GOP politics.
Trump's Response To Maria: 10/2/17
The Trump administration is facing multiple crises: a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico recovering from hurricane Maria and rising tensions with North Korea.
Is Partisan Gerrymandering Illegal?: 9/28/17
The Supreme Court is hearing a partisan gerrymandering case that could reshape how our democracy works. FiveThirtyEight brings you a deep dive into what is at stake.
Trump vs. The NFL: 9/25/17
Over the weekend, President Trump targeted the NFL for player protests and was rebuked by owners, players and the players union. The podcast team weighs in.
Emergency Podcast: McCain Is A No: 9/22/17
Sen. McCain is a no on the latest ACA repeal effort. The team debates what comes next.
Democrats Divided: 9/18/17
As the Democratic Party increasingly embraces single payer healthcare and Clinton weighs in on her primary race against Sanders, the team discusses where the party is headed.
What Happened: 9/11/17
Hillary Clinton is releasing a book this week chronicling what went wrong during her 2016 campaign from her perspective. The podcast team sizes up her assessment.
Immigration Politics: 9/5/17
The White House has decided to end the DACA program. The podcast team weighs in on how voters view DACA and what Congress's options are for replacing it.
Harvey Tests Trump: 8/28/17
Amid historic flooding in East Texas, the team talks about the political challenges natural disasters can pose to local officials, governors and the president.
How Trump Talks About Race: 8/21/17
The team talks to political science professor Vincent Hutchings about the way Donald Trump spoke about race in the aftermath of Charlottesville.
Emergency Podcast - Bannon Out: 8/18/17
In this emergency podcast, the team talks about what Steve Bannon's departure from the White House means for the people who remain.
Trump's Response To Charlottesville: 8/14/17
President Trump did not condemn white supremacy by name in his initial response to the violence in Charlottesville. The team discusses the reasons and repercussions.
Enter The Grand Jury: 8/7/17
The team weighs the significance of Bob Mueller empaneling a grand jury in the Russia investigation. They also look at persisting rifts in the Democratic Party.
Special Presentation: 30 for 30 Podcasts: 8/5/17
A break from politics with an excerpt of a new audio documentary from 30 for 30 Podcasts, which our very own Jody Avirgan heads up. We present "The Fighter Inside," reported by Andrew Mambo. More at 30for30podcasts.com
White House Chaos: 7/31/17
The team breaks down the latest White House staffing shakeups and asks how Chief of Staff John Kelly might correct course amid the chaos.
Emergency Podcast - Senate Repeal Fails: 7/28/17
The podcast team breaks down the final votes and weighs who is most responsible for the Republican failure: Trump, McConnell or Ryan.
The GOP's Last(?) Ditch Health Care Push: 7/24/17
The podcast team considers the options for Senate Republicans as they face a last ditch effort to repeal the ACA. Plus, how different would a Clinton presidency have been?
Six Months In: 7/17/17
The podcast team digests the Senate's latest health care bill and debates which path Trump's presidency is on six months in.
Emergency Podcast - Don Jr.'s Emails: 7/13/17
The podcast team reacts to emails in which Donald Trump Jr. accepts a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Why Trump Wants Voter Data: 7/10/17
The crew discusses the Trump administration's request for voter data and why states are pushing back. Plus, with another good jobs report, can Trump claim to own the economy?
Trump Goes Global: 7/6/17
Ahead of the G20 summit, the podcast team looks at changes in global perceptions of American leadership since Trump took office.
The Health Care Episode: 6/26/17
The podcast team discusses the policies in the Senate GOP health care bill and debates whether it's likely to pass.
Emergency Podcast - Georgia And South Carolina Specials: 6/20/17
The podcast team responds to the results of the special elections in Georgia's 6th district and South Carolina's 5th district.
The Most Special Special Election: 6/19/17
The special election in Georgia's 6th district has become the most expensive House election in American history. The podcast team debates how much it matters.
Trump Under Investigation: 6/15/17
The podcast team responds to new reports that President Trump is under FBI investigation for obstruction of justice.
The Base: 6/12/17
The podcast team debates who actually makes up the base in each party and what role they will play in upcoming elections.
Emergency Podcast - Hung Parliament: 6/9/17
No party won a majority in the U.K. election, resulting in a hung parliament. The podcast team reacts.
Emergency Podcast - Comey's Testimony: 6/8/17
The podcast team reacts to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about the events that lead up to his firing by President Trump.
Emergency Podcast - Comey's Prepared Testimony: 6/7/17
The podcast team discusses former FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Pittsburgh vs. Paris: 6/5/17
The podcast team debates the political savvy of Trump's exit from the Paris climate agreement. Nate takes a look at what's going on in the crazy world of UK elections polls.
Do Democrats Need A Win?: 5/30/17
The podcast team debates whether a Democratic loss in Montana's special election means challenges ahead for the party. They also parse smoke from fire in the Russia scandal.
What Now?: 5/22/17
After the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia, can the White House return to business as usual?
Emergency Podcast - The Comey Memo: 5/17/17
The podcast crew assesses the fallout from reports of a memo by former FBI Director Comey in which he detailed conversations with President Trump.
The Scandal Meter: 5/15/17
The podcast team sizes up how big of a scandal Comey's firing actually is. They also discuss how the census director's departure could affect the upcoming census.
Emergency Podcast: Trump Fires Comey: 5/9/17
News broke late on Tuesday that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. We hop in the studio to discuss.
Health Care Winners And Losers: 5/8/17
The podcast team talks to Anna Barry-Jester about how the GOP health care bill will affect real people. They also discuss the sizable polling miss in the French election.
Emergency Health Care Podcast II: 5/5/17
The podcast team talks about the political implications of the AHCA health care bill passing the House.
99 Trial Balloons: 5/1/17
The podcast team makes sense of Trump's one page tax plan with Ben Casselman. They also debate how the media has performed 100 days into the Trump presidency.
100 Days: 4/24/17
The team assesses Trump's legislative agenda as he ends his first 100 days. They also discuss the Earth Day protests and gauge populism's appeal after the French election.
Georgia's 6th - Live From New York: 4/19/17
The podcast team responds to GA-6 results live from the Comedy Cellar in New York. They also discuss upcoming European elections, play trivia and answer audience questions.
Trump's Paths, Revisited: 4/17/17
The podcast team assesses the special elections in Kansas and Georgia and takes stock of President Trump's governing style as his administration approaches 100 days.
The Trump Doctrine (Maybe?): 4/10/17
The podcast team talks about Trump's decision to authorize airstrikes against Assad's regime in Syria and tracks who in Trump's circle is gaining and losing influence.
Sparks: Why Health Care Costs So Much: 4/8/17
Our science team discusses Elizabeth Rosenthal's "An American Sickness." To catch part two, subscribe to What's The Point in iTunes or fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Filibuster Time: 4/3/17
The podcast team discusses the political calculus of Democrats filibustering Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The crew also plays a new game: Smoke or Fire?
Live From Boise: 3/27/17
The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast live from the Treefort Fest in Boise, Idaho. The team talks to Mayor Dave Bieter, plays a round of political trivia and answers questions.
Emergency Health Care Podcast: Live From Boise: 3/24/17
Live from the Hackfort Festival in Boise, Idaho the podcast discusses the decision by Republicans to pull their health care bill without a vote in the House.
Three Polls And A SCOTUS Nominee: 3/20/17
The podcast team discusses what to expect during a week of SCOTUS confirmation hearings and debates whether Americans' views on healthcare have truly shifted.
The podcast team discusses whether the new GOP health care bill has a shot at becoming law. David Wasserman also joins the show to help measure trends in partisanship.
Hot Takedown: Politics In Sports: 3/9/17
We bring you an excerpt from FiveThirtyEight's Hot Takedown podcast about why politics are more visible in sports today. Subscribe at fivethiryeight.com/podcasts (And if you're going to be at SXSW, come see Jody's events!)
Anatomy Of A Scandal: 3/6/17
In light of continued questions over the Trump administration's relationship with Russia, Brandon Rottinghaus joins the podcast to talk about what can make a scandal damaging.
Party People: 2/27/17
The podcast team wraps up the Party Time series and welcomes Perry Bacon Jr. to the staff, who will be covering the Trump administration from DC.
Party Time: 'Establishment' Democrats: 2/23/17
In the final installment of "Party Time," Galen Druke and Clare Malone speak with so-called "establishment" Democrats about what went wrong in 2016 and what's to come.
A Month Of Trump: 2/21/17
The Trump administration is one month old. The podcast team reflects on the biggest changes so far.
Party Time: The Bernie Sanders Party: 2/16/17
In the third installment of "Party Time," Galen Druke and Clare Malone speak with Bernie Sanders supporters about their vision for the future of the Democratic Party.
Emergency Podcast: This Russia Stuff: 2/15/17
Nate Silver, Jody Avirgan, and Micah Cohen jump into the studio to discuss what's smoke and what's fire in the latest reporting around the Donald Trump camp's ties to Russia.
Tea Party Parallels: 2/13/17
Political observers are drawing parallels between today's anti-Trump protests and the tea party protests of 2009. The podcast crew digs into whether the comparisons are apt.
Party Time: Republicans Skeptical Of Trump: 2/9/17
In the second installment of "Party Time," Galen Druke and Clare Malone speak with Republicans who are wary of Trump about where the GOP is headed.
Trump Vs. The Courts: 2/6/17
The podcast team weighs in on Trump's response after a judge temporarily blocked his travel ban. They also discuss Trump's take on negative polls and his economic plan.
Party Time: The GOP Under Trump: 2/2/17
In the first episode of our mini-series "Party Time," Galen Druke and Clare Malone speak with Trump allies about where the Republican Party is headed in the era of Trump.
Emergency Podcast: The SCOTUS Battle Ahead: 2/1/17
The usual crew is joined by 538's Oliver Roeder (aka @ollie) to discuss the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his history on the bench, and what comes next.
Chaos At The White House: 1/30/17
President Trump's first week in office proved chaotic. The podcast crew looks for a strategy behind the chaos and talks to Meenekshi Bose about the shakeup in NSC membership.
The Beginning Of The Trump Presidency: 1/23/17
Donald Trump's first few days as president were marked by executive orders, "alternative facts" and mass protests. Julia Azari and Erica Chenoweth help make sense of it.
Trump Vs. The Polls -- Vol. II: 1/17/17
President-elect Trump is waging a new battle against polling, arguing his approval rating is "rigged." We break down the difference between approval rating and horserace polls
Trump And The Senate: 1/9/17
The podcast team looks at the budding relationship between the Trump administration and the U.S. Senate. Confirmation hearings begin this week and ACA debate is underway.
Data Under Trump: 1/2/17
A special episode on government data and the coming Trump administration. Featuring our usual crew and 538's Ben Casselman, Maggie Koerth-Baker, and Carl Bialik.
538 + The West Wing Weekly (Live): 12/26/16
Audio from our live show at LA's Crest Theater this summer discussing the use of polling in The West Wing. Subscribe to TWWW here! http://thewestwingweekly.com
2016 Final Thoughts: 12/19/16
The podcast takes a moment to look back on 2016. They also discuss the latest from North Carolina's legislature and assess the future of Midwest electoral politics.
Russian Interference: 12/12/16
The podcast crew discusses the latest news on Russia's interference in the presidential election and Amy Walter joins the show to talk about "draining the swamp."
Still Processing...: 12/5/16
Nate and Harry report on a post-election forum where it was clear that emotions are still very raw. Then, economics editor Ben Casselman discusses Trump's new deals.
Recount, Really?: 11/28/16
The team discusses whether Jill Stein's push for ballot recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania defies norms. They also debate how to cover Trump's tweets.
Americans Don't Trust Their Institutions: 11/21/16
Julia Azari joins the show to talk about the historical precedent for Trump's administration thus far. Clare Malone talks about her latest reporting on trust in institutions.
The Transition Begins: 11/14/16
The podcast crew uses new data to assess the conventional wisdom about the election and looks at President-elect Trump's first decisions in his new role.
President Trump: 11/9/16
The day after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, our podcast crew gathered to discuss the path he took to secure the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
Long Night; We'll Be Back In The Morning: 11/8/16
Just a quick note to tell you that we're going to do a podcast mid-morning Wednesday to process Election Day 2016. Talk then.
It's Here - Final Election Preview: 11/7/16
In our final preview of the 2016 election we assess the forecast model, discuss defining moments of the campaign and prepare for Election Day.
2 Days Left - House And Senate Preview: 11/6/16
Dave Wasserman and Harry Enten discuss what to expect on Tuesday in key House and Senate races. We'll do our final presidential preview on Monday.
Bonus: Our Elections Docs: 11/6/16
Revisit our three audio documentaries on past political moments. The Real Dean Scream | Obama/Wright (starts at 30:15) | Perot The Spoiler? (starts at 1:07:30)
3 Days Left (Diner Pod!): 11/5/16
Jody, Clare and Farai head to the diner to talk about the final days of the campaign, Latino turnout, lessons from Brexit and more.
4 Days Left: 11/4/16
Today we talk about recent polls, how the media is covering the final days, and look at a vague Florida ballot initiative. Today's vid: https://youtu.be/7k6n46xBTxs
5 Days Left: 11/3/16
The team discusses Clinton's polling trend lines, one Ohio bellwether county, and minimum wage initiatives. Today's vid: https://youtu.be/XHsnZT7Z2yQ
6 Days Left: 11/2/16
Today the crew discusses why there are fewer polls this cycle, how to read early voting numbers, and WA's proposed carbon tax. Today's vid: https://youtu.be/W7QZnwKqopo
7 Days Left: 11/1/16
In today's episode the crew talks about remaining surprises, how the model makes final calculations, and CA's proposition conundrum. Today's vid: www.vimeo.com/187772116
8 Days Left: 10/31/16
In the latest of our daily podcasts, the crew talks about the media's response to James Comey's letter to Congress and discusses which states are in play in the final week.
10 Days Left (Blue Plate Special): 10/29/16
Jody, Harry and Micah hit the diner to talk about the latest in the FBI investigation of Clinton's emails, what counts as an "October surprise" and more. Next show is Monday.
11* Days Left: 10/28/16
It's Friday and we have a new installment of 'Model Talk!' Nate Silver and Micah Cohen answer listener question about the forecast, recent trends and early voting.
12 Days Left: 10/27/16
In the latest of our daily podcasts counting down to Election Day, we talk about new polls in Virginia and Georgia and look inside Trump's data game.
13 Days Left: 10/26/16
In the first of our daily podcasts counting down to Election Day, we talk about tightening polls in Utah, leaked memos, and ballot measures.
A Two-Weeks-Until-Election-Day Extravaganza: 10/25/16
Live from NYC, we discuss the state of the map, why the House probably won't flip, and indulge a counterfactual 2016 election. We are doing a show every day through Nov 9th!
DOC: The Real Legacy Of Ross Perot: 10/23/16
Did Ross Perot spoil the 1992 election? Our latest audio documentary explores his impact on the '92 race and the appeal of the political outsider.
Evan McMullin Is In The Model: 10/21/16
Nate and Micah discuss lingering uncertainties in the presidential race, including Evan McMullin's surge in Utah. We have a live show in NYC Oct. 24th FiveThirtyEight.com/Live
Third Debate Response: 10/19/16
The podcast crew breaks down the third and final presidential debate, in which Donald Trump would not commit to accepting the results of the election.
What Wikileaks Shows: 10/17/16
We discuss Donald Trump's increased talk of a "rigged" election, the latest WIkileaks revelations, and more.
What A Week: 10/14/16
An all-hands-on-deck emergency podcast to break down a week of sexual assault allegations, GOP infighting, and conspiracy theories.
The Voters Part 3 - Undecided: 10/12/16
Farai Chideya hosts a three-part series on the demographic groups that will help decide the election, with special guest Asma Khalid. In this installment: undecided voters.
Second Debate Reaction: 10/9/16
After the second Clinton-Trump debate, the team gathers in the 538 offices to talk about what went down, and this very strange moment in American politics.
"When You're A Star, You Can Do Anything": 10/8/16
Hours before our live Chicago taping, lewd and sexist comments by Donald Trump appeared online. We react to the news and preview Sunday's debate.
The Voters Part 2 - Democrats: 10/5/16
Farai Chideya hosts a three-part series on the demographic groups that will help decide this election, with special guest Asma Khalid. In the second installment: Democrats.
VP Debate Extravaganza: 10/4/16
After watching Mike Pence and Tim Kaine duke it out, the crew gathers for a late-night, high-energy, VP-debate wrap-up. There's not much to say.
October's First Surprise: 10/3/16
The crew discusses the glimpse we got of Donald Trump's tax returns, the post-debate bump for Clinton, and what to expect from the VP debate. Come to the NYC live show 10/24!
The Voters Part 1 - Republicans: 9/28/16
Farai Chideya hosts a three-part series on the demographic groups that will help decide this election, with special guest Asma Khalid. In the first installment: Republicans.
First Debate Response: 9/26/16
The first 2016 presidential debate is behind us. In a late night response podcast, the team tracks wins and losses on performance and policy.
Lightning Round: First Debate Preview: 9/26/16
Five quick questions, and quick answers, to set you up for the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Join the live-blog tonight starting at 8pm ET.
The Senate Forecast Is Live: 9/23/16
The Senate forecast is live! Nate Silver and Micah Cohen review the key races in the contest for control of the Senate. For NYC live show details fivethirtyeight.com/live.
We're On Broadway! (Kinda): 9/20/16
Live from Playstation Theater, we discuss the response to the NY and MN terror attacks, preview next week's debate, and more. Plus the next round of obscure election trivia.
Emergency Diner Pod: Clinton's Rough Polls: 9/16/16
Did Hillary Clinton's rough week of polling set a new baseline for the election? Jody, Clare, and Harry hit the diner on Friday night to discuss, and eat whole grain waffles.
Baskets, In Context: 9/12/16
We discuss the content and delivery of Hillary Clinton's comments about Trump's "basket of deplorables." Plus how to cover health, and the role of real-time Election Day data.
"I'm The Trump Of Data Journalism": 9/9/16
Nate Silver and Micah Cohen explain the latest movement in the forecast including why Ohio is less of a tipping point. We also announce ticket sales for our Chicago live show.
The Tightening: 9/6/16
We assess how the media tries to provide "balanced" election coverage. Plus, what to make of the tightening polls. Remember, we've got live shows in NYC (9/19) and CHI (10/7)!
Extra: Enten vs. Polls; Druke vs. Luntz: 9/3/16
Two extras for your holiday weekend: the latest in our collaboration with On The Media, and then an interview producer Galen Druke did with the pollster Frank Luntz.
Summer's Over: 8/29/16
We try to set some basic rules for the home stretch of the election. NYC: Come to our live show on Sept 19th! Info at fivethirtyeight.com/live
Forecast Update - Correlated States: 8/26/16
We are checking in on FiveThirtyEight's prediction model every other Friday. Nate Silver talks to Micah Cohen about how the numbers have moved and why.
Says Who? Polls.: 8/22/16
Trump aired his first TV ad of the general election last week, but Clinton has already spent millions on them. We compare how the campaigns are spending their cash.
Clinton Republicans: 8/15/16
The number of Republicans publicly supporting Clinton is on the rise. We look at who is most likely to crossover and whether they will affect Clinton's platform.
It's Unskew Season: 8/8/16
We discuss the return of "unskewed" polls, whether Clinton's big lead is the new normal, and talk to Julia Azari about why this is the perfect year for third parties.
Are You In Love With The Model?: 8/1/16
It's 100 days until Elections Day. After two weeks on the road, the podcast crew looks at the forecast's latest ups and downs. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
DNC Wrap: To The General: 7/28/16
Our politics podcast crew finds a corner of the DNC to debrief Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, who she's targeting, and what comes to expect from day one of the general.
DNC: Obama's Role: 7/28/16
Nate Silver, Clare Malone, and Jody Avirgan talk about the third day of the DNC, which featured president Obama, and preview tonight's Hillary Clinton speech.
DNC: Those Tightening Polls (From On Point) : 7/26/16
Harry and Nate join On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss the tightening polls and the fact that - if the election were held today - Donald Trump would be slightly favored.
DNC: Bernie On Board: 7/26/16
Jody Avirgan, Farai Chideya, Clare Malone and producer Galen Druke talk about day one of the DNC, their conversations with Bernie Sanders protesters, and more.
DNC Preview: Can The Democrats Get It Together?: 7/24/16
We're in Philly! Jody Avirgan, Nate Silver, Clare Malone, Farai Chideya and Harry Enten talk about the DNC email leak, the Kaine pick, and what to expect this week.
RNC Wrap: Law And Order: 7/21/16
As the RNC is disassembled around them, Jody Avirgan, Nate Silver, Clare Malone, and Harry Enten record their late-night reaction to Donald Trump's acceptance speech.
RNC Emergency Pod! Boos Cruz: 7/20/16
From a borrowed couch in the Cleveland arena, Jody Avirgan, Harry Enten, and Clare Malone react to a wild third night of the RNC, which featured huge boos for Ted Cruz.
RNC: Nate And Harry On On Point: 7/20/16
From radio row at the RNC, Nate Silver and Harry Enten talk about the state of polling and the 2016 race with Tom Ashbrook of On Point radio.
RNC: Nate Silver Meets John Dickerson: 7/19/16
From our Facebook live session on Tuesday morning, Nate talks to John Dickerson about day 1 of the RNC, and the art of covering the Trump campaign.
Your RNC Primer: 7/17/16
From our Cleveland hotel room, we preview what to expect at the RNC this week -- rules fights, platform changes, protests and pageantry. fivethirtyeight.com/election
Emergency Podcast: Pence Fever!: 7/15/16
We break the glass on the emergency podcast to discuss Donald Trump's choice of Mike Pence as his running mate. Plus, what to make of the tightening polls.
Kitchen Table Politics: An Earned Retirement: 7/13/16
The last in our five-part series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. Hosted by Farai Chideya. fivethirtyeight.com/kitchentable
It's Not 1968: 7/11/16
After a fraught week, some context for our scary political times. Plus: Trump's VP, Sanders readies an endorsement, and why Harry doesn't vote. FiveThirtyEight.com/podcasts
Kitchen Table Politics: Healthcare Costs: 7/6/16
Part four in our five-part series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. Hosted by Farai Chideya. Tell us your story: 646-820-0538
The FBI Weighs In: 7/5/16
The FBI's James Comey spent much of his press conference excoriating Hillary Clinton's email practices, then announced no charges. We discuss. Plus: that Trump star tweet.
Kitchen Table Politics: Good Jobs: 6/29/16
Part three in our five-part series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. Hosted by Farai Chideya. Tell us your story: 646-820-0538
The Model (Live From SF): 6/27/16
Live from San Francisco, we discuss our general election forecast; Harry vs. Nate trivia, and the best listener mail ever. To see the letter go to fivethirtyeight.com/podcast
Emergency Live-Show Brexit Result Pod: 6/24/16
The news of the UK's "leave" vote broke while we were on stage in San Francisco. We started talking about it, along with our audience. Featuring Farai Chideya.
Kitchen Table Politics: College For All: 6/22/16
Part two in our five-part series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. Hosted by Farai Chideya. Tell us your story: 646-820-0538
Brexit Polls Are A Mess: 6/20/16
We discuss Thursday's UK referendum on whether to leave the EU with Tom Clark of The Guardian. Plus: what to make of Donald Trump's no-good, very-bad June.
Kitchen Table Politics: The Cost Of Caring For Kids: 6/15/16
The first in our five-part series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. Hosted by Farai Chideya. Tell us your story: 646-820-0538
The day after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, we discuss the many layers of tragedy, the political response, and how we categorize incidents like this.
On The Media: Trump And Us: 6/11/16
An excerpt of this week's show from our friends at On The Media, all about the (changing?) relationship between Trump and the press. Find more at onthemedia.org
Goodbye, Primaries: 6/6/16
We preview the last big day of primary voting, and take stock of how far we've come. Also, want to take part in our new project? Tell us your story: 646-820-0538
A Third Party's Moment: 5/31/16
Can a third party or independent candidate make a dent this fall? Plus: we break down the map of states Trump is targeting. More at fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
DOC: Obama And His Pastor: 5/26/16
In 08 candidate Barack Obama had to address incendiary remarks by Rev Jeremiah Wright. Our new doc goes behind the scenes of the scandal and the lessons about race in America.
Tighten Up: 5/23/16
Guest host Micah Cohen and the elections podcast crew discuss the tightening Clinton/Trump polls; Bernie Sanders vs. the DNC; and the poll about DC's football team name.
Meanwhile, Downballot: 5/16/16
How will Trump's spot at the top of the GOP ticket affect congressional races? Dave Wasserman previews the main story lines. Plus, "shy Trump-ers" and social issues fade away.
Harry, Neil, And Black Swans: 5/12/16
Harry Enten joins his pal Neil Paine to discuss what it's like to cover improbable events, from Leicester City to Donald Trump. Subscribe to Hot Takedown now!
Paul Ryan Isn't Happy: 5/9/16
Donald Trump and the GOP played nice -- for about 12 hours. We discuss the state of the Republican party. Plus: What should journalists learn from Trump's victory.
Trump Steals The (Live) Show: 5/5/16
Our first live show, at 6th and I synagogue in DC, landed on the day after Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee. Plus: VP talk, and Harry vs Nate election trivia.
Stop Trump's Last Stand (Probably): 5/2/16
Farai Chideya joins the podcast to preview the Indiana primary and assess the impact of Bernie Sanders on the Democratic party. For more visit fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Kasich And Cruz Are Scheming: 4/25/16
The team discusses whether the two underdogs' plan to divide and conquer will actually force an open convention. For more visit fivethirtyeight.com/podcast
Nate Silver On Longform: 4/22/16
Nate was a recent guest on the (excellent) Longform podcast, talking about some things you don't always hear him discuss on this show. Full episode at longform.org/podcast
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