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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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.

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Episodes

Will Pelosi Be Replaced?

11/19/2018
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The Democrats have a majority in the House, now they need a Speaker. The crew discusses whether Nancy Pelosi will be re-elected and what the vote says about the party.

Duration:00:54:40

How Our Model Did

11/15/2018
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In this post-mortem episode of "Model Talk," Nate discusses how our forecasts did and how we can improve them going forward.

Duration:00:42:08

A Post-Midterms 2020 Draft... Live!

11/12/2018
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Live from New York, the team ranks the politicians most likely to win the 2020 Democratic primary. They also debrief on the latest results from the midterms.

Duration:00:52:10

Midterms Review

11/8/2018
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The team looks at some the underlying data from the 2018 midterms to understand the trends at play.

Duration:00:34:48

Emergency Podcast: Sessions Is Out

11/7/2018
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President Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and is replacing him with someone who may curtain the Mueller investigation. The crew reacts.

Duration:00:26:27

Election Night Wrap-Up: Write Your Own Narrative

11/7/2018
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Clare Malone, Micah Cohen, and Jody Avirgan gather in the podcast studio at the end of a long election night to talk about what we learned and what's next.

Duration:00:30:29

A Guide To Election Night

11/6/2018
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We walk you through the key races to watch, hour by hour, as the polls close on election night.

Duration:00:21:19

The Final Countdown

11/5/2018
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The crew reviews the forecasts and other indicators for a final time before Election Day. They also ask whether Trump's appeals on immigration will help Republicans.

Duration:00:51:28

How To Judge The Model's Performance

11/2/2018
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In this installment of "Model Talk," Nate Silver explains how to judge the model's performance, given that we expect the less likely scenario to happen sometimes.

Duration:00:36:42

Debating Our Own House Forecast

11/1/2018
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We throw caution to the wind and debate whether to "buy, sell, or hold" the odds in our House forecast.

Duration:00:22:35

Debating Our Own Senate Forecast

10/31/2018
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We throw caution to the wind and debate whether to "buy, sell, or hold" the odds in our Senate forecast.

Duration:00:31:40

The Most Important Races You Aren't Watching

10/30/2018
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There are over 6,000 state legislative races on the ballot this fall and they'll play a big role in Americans' lives. Over a hundred ballot measures are also up for a vote.

Duration:00:36:26

Do Toxic Politics Lead To Violence?

10/29/2018
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The crew reacts to the spate of violence over the past week and asks whether toxic politics are to blame.

Duration:00:46:37

The Early Vote Is Not In The Model

10/26/2018
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In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver explains why he doesn't use the early vote to help forecast election results. He also answers questions from listeners.

Duration:00:32:05

The Campaign Ads Dominating 2018

10/25/2018
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The parties are spending billions on advertising this cycle. The team looks at which topics are mentioned the most in order to understand the parties' priorities.

Duration:00:37:10

How Voting Laws Will Affect The Midterms

10/23/2018
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New voting laws in Georgia and North Dakota are under the spotlight in the run up to Election Day. We discuss how those and other voting laws can affect elections.

Duration:00:37:51

These Fundraising Numbers Are Unprecedented

10/22/2018
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House Democrats have about a two to one advantage over Republicans in individual contributions. The crew debates how to make sense of that historic advantage.

Duration:00:49:25

The Governors Forecast Is Live

10/17/2018
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In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver discusses key races in the newly released governors forecast and answers listener questions.

Duration:00:37:36

Early Indicators Of Who Is Running In 2020

10/15/2018
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The team considers whether Democrats can perform well in the Midterms based on their advantages among women alone. The also look at early indicators of who is running in 2020.

Duration:00:54:11

The Forecasts Are Diverging

10/11/2018
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In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver explains the hypotheses for why the House and Senate forecasts are diverging and answers questions from listeners.

Duration:00:27:48