FiveThirtyEight Politics

FiveThirtyEight Politics

Published by: ESPN

333 Episodes | First Released: Oct 17 '18 | 🇺🇸
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

FiveThirtyEight Politics is hosted by: Nate Silver
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grrtt_
Aug 4
Rating:   10
The best politics podcast

Nate is Nate. Clare is always insightful. Galen is fun and organized. Perry has been a great addition with strong analysis.

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BDBmizzou
Aug 4
Rating:   4
Long time listener

Unfortunately things have changed. What use to be one of the few data driven political news sources is now another partisan drudge. I do not have a party allegiance, however, I do believe in well rounded discussion with equal representation grounded in facts and data. Of late, the cherry picking and straw man arguments are reminiscent of fox or cnn in terms of bias. I do appreciate Nate and his adherence to the data. You can do better 538, don’t become another tabloid news source.

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Tufts802
Aug 2
Rating:   6
Disappointed in Hurd interview

I’m a long-time follower and fan of the politics podcast, however, when interviewing Rep. Hurd (R-Tx), Galen spent too much time trying to pin down whether or not Hurd would vote for Trump. Hurd sounds like a committed Conservative, so he should have been given the opportunity to explain policies he would emphasize that might reinvigorate the Republican Party and appeal to a more diverse and younger population.

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mtn777
Aug 1
Rating:   4
Better than most alternatives, but...

Could use some ideological diversity

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golgikanji
Jul 31
Rating:   8
Will Hurd

Galen was the embodiment of patience. But Hurd was so full of cliche (and baloney) that I kept wondering—how the hell did he win an election? Good effort, but meh

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Idaho Becky
Jul 31
Rating:   8
Always interesting

The content is always interesting and relevant and really rounds out my understanding of the week’s political news. I like the banter with Nate quite a lot and miss Micah. The only constructive criticism I have is to stop talking over and cutting off Clare. It’s frustrating enough that I have to pep talk myself, “they just had too much coffee. They aren’t trying to be rude.” Hit play. Keep it up. America needs you.

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DataAnalyst25
Jul 30
Rating:   2
Perry Bacon’s “Analysis” is Mostly Partisan Misinformation. Stick to Data.

538 is great when they stick to pure analysis of polling data, etc. Sadly, new additions to the show have brought a new partisan fury. Perry Bacon

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musictycoon
Jul 30
Rating:   10
Needs more Claire!

Great podcast, I’m a huge fan.

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scaleene
Jul 29
Rating:   10
Better with Perry Bacon Jr.

Amplified on the podcast, 538 politics podcast is better for it. I know he’s been w/ 538 for a few years, but I appreciate Perry Bacon Jr.’s voice as part of the regular conversation on the pod. 538 was sooo white for sooo long.

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jld0885
Jul 29
Rating:   4
Content is good, delivery is not

The insights are great but the hosts are difficult to listen to. Way too many likes and ums to be taken seriously and Perry always sounds like he’s yelling.

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Daddy Dunn Busts #1
Jul 28
Rating:   10
Good

It’s good

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13th Activist
Jul 28
Rating:   8
Great pod cast but recently...

I love the exit interview idea. I wish Galen would slow his speech down a little. It would create less interruption and seem more respectful to the candidate. Thanks for the terrific show.Galen needs to control more who talks. Perry is always talking.

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bmiller1236
Jul 28
Rating:   10
Clare makes the show!

Love the podcast. Probably my favorite political podcast. Nuanced, interesting discussions. Clare is definitely my favorite member of the crew (offers super interesting counter-points) but all are great!

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Nicolewaves
Jul 28
Rating:   2
Perry is Terrible

Perry Bacon Jr is terrible. I’m not a Kamala Harris fan, but Perry clearly has a problem with her. He needs to get over it. This podcast needed to add someone with a diverse perspective, but Perry was a terrible choice. Disappointing.

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Gccboss
Jul 28
Rating:   4
Jumped the shark today

Please define suburbs v exurbs. Also look up protestors v rioting. Antifa is real and not anti facist. Keep to the polls and the facts.Thanks

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Ten-times as humble as you!
Jul 9
Rating:   6
It’s a talk show

I used to listen for an accurate understanding of the political land scape and the quality predictions, but post 2016 I listen for a new reason: I want to know liberal talking points before the people around me say them. Turns out Nate and crew have little ability to understand our political land scape (nearly impossible, you did better than most!) so it’s turned into a talk show for left leaning people. If you want to learn to pass as left leaning in your work place, social gathering or other place listen to 538 and paraphrase the talking points.

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Vallaerius
Jul 9
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast since 2016

I’ve listen to the 538 podcast since before the 2016 election and I’ve always enjoyed the blend of data analysis, news coverage, opinion, and journalism that Nate, Clare, Perry, Galen, and the entire team bring to the table. Even when I disagree with a take or piece of analysis I’ve always appreciated the work each of the crew to create compelling conversations and share stories from a variety of perspectives.

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1019374
Jul 8
Rating:   2
Boring urban liberals

This podcast has really gone downhill since the 2016 cycle. This is best exemplified by Clare’s hit piece on the GOP. She might as well be a spokesperson for the DNC or another loony liberal organization. Her “everyone and everything is sexist” schtick has also grown old and stale. The whole podcast consists of urban liberals virtue signaling to other urban liberals. If only they were as worried about diversity of opinion as they are about diversity for the sake of political correctness.Also, why even have the election since Perry Bacon Jr. has already decreed that there is nothing Biden can do to lose?

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Mic_Sydz
Jul 8
Rating:   2
How the GOP became the white party

I’ve always been impressed with 538 and am an avid reader of the site. I was very interested it’s take on the evolution of the Republican Party. Unfortunately this was deficient in numerous ways that suggested a very surface and rushed product. A few examples:Reagan did merely give a speak in phila ms, he chose to kick off his campaign there Phila ms was not known as a place where a “bunch of lynchings occurred”. It was where freedom riders Chaney, Goodman and schwerner were shot, pivotal moment of the civil rights movement.No mention of GHW Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad during the ‘88 campaign, an ad that arguably turned that election. A “both sides” excerpt of a Hillary Clinton quote as First Lady not as a candidate.No mention of Reagan’s explicit use of “welfare queen” imagery throughout his terms as a means of driving racial divides.Finally, I would suggests Ms Malone pull the audio of Bush strategist Lee Atwater where he speaks to the racial tactics of the Post Eisenhower GOP. Assuming that the audience of this podcast skews younger, they would learn more in that 2 min clip than this 40+ podcast. The omission of this clip in the context of this discussion is inexcusable.I expect better from 538.John NIxon.

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Kei k #23
Jul 8
Rating:   10
Perry Bacon Junior

Was already a five star pod, but now that Perry is full time member the cast is perfect

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