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FiveThirtyEight Politics

A News and Politics podcast featuring Nate Silver and Galen Druke
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Does Trump's Mood Matter?
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.
FiveThirtyEight Family Feud
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.
The Comey Episode
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.
Has Trump Remade The GOP?
The team debates whether the Nunes memo was much ado about nothing, and discusses Trump's effect on the Republican Party.
The Most Special Special Election Yet
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.
What If Trump Fired Mueller?
President Trump tore into the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller this weekend. The team discusses what would happen if Trump fired Mueller.
Is Partisan Gerrymandering Illegal?
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.
Emergency Podcast: Ryan To Retire
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.
About That Texas Poll
The team debates whether the Texas Senate race is actually winnable for the Democrat. They also discuss the special election in Arizona and how to responsibly cover polls.
The Giuliani Rampage Podcast
President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicted the president about payments to Stormy Daniels during a two-day long media rampage.
What's So Wrong With Nancy Pelosi?
The crew debates why Nancy Pelosi is such a target for Republican attacks and whether those attacks will actually move voters.
The GOP Should Be Freaking Out, PA Edition
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
President Trump announced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing on twitter Tuesday morning. The podcast team reacts.
Emergency Podcast: 13 Russians Indicted
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.
A Very FiveThirtyEight Thanksgiving
The crew discusses public opinion on impeachment and plays a Thanksgiving-inspired game.
Still Processing...
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.
538 + The West Wing Weekly (Live)
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
Chaos At The White House
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
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.
Party People
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
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.
Party Time: The Bernie Sanders Party
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
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
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.
Trump Vs. The Courts
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.
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 2nd, 2016
Latest Episode
Dec 9th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
395
Avg. Episode Length
41 minutes
Explicit
No

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