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Big data, small interviews. From FiveThirtyEight. A podcast about our data age. Each week, host Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews about how data is changing our lives.

Big data, small interviews. From FiveThirtyEight. A podcast about our data age. Each week, host Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews about how data is changing our lives.
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Big data, small interviews. From FiveThirtyEight. A podcast about our data age. Each week, host Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews about how data is changing our lives.

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English


Episodes

Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson: 5/5/17

5/5/2017
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FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."

Duration: 00:46:44


Sparks: "The Hunt for Vulcan": 5/4/17

5/4/2017
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What does it take to revise a cold, hard science fact? This montha€™s Sparks podcast explores that question in the context of a€œThe Hunt for Vulcana€ by Thomas Levenson.

Duration: 00:47:47


WTP Best Of: Baseball: 4/20/17

4/20/2017
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Jody interviews Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller, authors of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work," a chronicle of their summer spent as general managers for the Sonoma Stompers.

Duration: 00:36:34


Sparks: Interview with Elisabeth Rosenthal: 4/12/17

4/12/2017
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Anna Maria Barry-Jester interviews the author of "An American Sickness: How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back."

Duration: 00:28:18


Sparks: "An American Sickness": 4/6/17

4/6/2017
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Our science podcast crew discusses the state of American health care, and what consumers can do about it. This month's book: "An American Sickness" by Elisabeth Rosenthal.

Duration: 00:50:33


WTP Best Of: Internet Tracking: 3/23/17

3/23/2017
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Jody interviews Arvind Narayanan about the latest in online tracking, and what you can do to shield yourself.

Duration: 00:32:37


WTP Best Of: Your Certainty Bubble: 3/9/17

3/9/2017
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Jody Avirgan and Carl Bialik discuss research into how we get information and what information we trust.

Duration: 00:25:51


Sparks - Interview with Alondra Nelson: 3/3/17

3/3/2017
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FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker discusses The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome with author Alondra Nelson.

Duration: 00:50:59


Sparks - The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome: 3/2/17

3/2/2017
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This month, we're discussing Alondra Nelson's The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.

Duration: 00:40:51


WTP Best Of: Life In Yemen: 2/17/17

2/17/2017
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What cell phone metadata can reveal about the patterns of daily live -- and the effect of drone strikes.

Duration: 00:38:25


WTP Best Of: James Hamblin: 2/2/17

2/2/2017
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From the archives, Jody Avirgan and James Hamblin discuss modern medicine, personal health tracking, and why health journalism is broken.

Duration: 00:38:42


Sparks: Interview with the author of "The Unpersuadables" : 1/26/17

1/26/2017
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FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with author Will Storr about his book "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."

Duration: 00:53:07


Whats The Point: 1/19/17

1/19/2017
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FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses Will Storr's book, "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."

Duration: 00:40:04


The Amazing Postcards You Mailed Us: 12/22/16

12/22/2016
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Jody Avirgan and Kate Larue discuss the postcards we received for our "Dear Data" project, and then rerun our original conversation. Check it out: fivethirtyeight.com/deardata

Duration: 00:38:19


Sparks (Part 2) Nate Silver and Michael Lewis: 12/16/16

12/16/2016
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This month we're discussing Michael Lewis's new book "The Undoing Project." Here he talks with Nate Silver about his work. Be sure to check out part 1!

Duration: 00:37:00


Sparks - The Undoing Project: 12/15/16

12/15/2016
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Our science team discusses Michael Lewis's new book, which is about the rise of behavioral economics. Check out part 2, coming soon, in which Nate Silver talks with Lewis.

Duration: 00:39:38


.72 That Was The Point: 12/8/16

12/8/2016
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What's The Point is coming to an end with Jody Avirgan as the host. We discuss what we've learned over the last year and a half. Stay tuned for our next big thing!

Duration: 00:32:38


.71 How Adam Ruins Everything: 12/2/16

12/2/2016
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Adam Conover on the challenge of explaining tough topics - while being funny. Catch "Adam Ruins Everything" on TruTV.

Duration: 00:30:51


.70 Sparks (Pt 2) Kenji Lopez-Alt: 11/23/16

11/23/2016
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In part two of our Thanksgiving special, Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks about the science of food with Kenji Lopez-Alt.

Duration: 00:30:35


.69 Sparks: Let's Eat, With Science!: 11/17/16

11/17/2016
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A Thanksgiving cooking special from our science team as they discuss Kenji Lopez-Alt's "The Food Lab."

Duration: 00:33:32

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