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Hot Takedown looks at the challenges ahead for the upcoming college basketball season. Plus: a Rabbit Hole inspired by Theo Epstein.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, Neil Paine, Geoff Foster, Sara Ziegler
Three weeks after the election, President Trump is still refusing to concede and making attempts to subvert the results of the election. The team discusses the extent to which these anti-democratic efforts have been successful and what precedent they set going forward. They also consider the politics surrounding the current surge in coronavirus cas…
It feels like a cure for this pandemic may be in sight. But for many people, injecting a brand-new scientific discovery into their body won't sit well. So, how are scientists making sure that a COVID-19 vaccine won’t cause more damage than the disease? How do regulators decide what an acceptable side effect is? And what would happen if someone did …
Galen Druke speaks with FiveThirtyEight's Perry Bacon Jr. and Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to understand the trends that flipped Georgia blue and how durable they are.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
Hot Takedown covers the big trades ahead of the NBA draft and Kim Ng's hiring as GM of the Miami Marlins.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, Neil Paine, Geoff Foster, Sara Ziegler
The crew explores the demographic and geographic trends that divided the nation in 2020. They also ask how President Trump's refusal to concede the election will affect the nation.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
Our producer, Sinduja Srinivasan, reports on long COVID, and how our health care system might cope with so many patients with ongoing symptoms.By FiveThirtyEight, Anna Rothschild
In this installment of "Model Talk," Nate and Galen discuss why a polling error of even four points isn't that unexpected, offer reasons for why the error occurred and discuss the usefulness of polling and modeling going forward.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
This week, Pfizer announced that its coronavirus vaccine may be more than 90 percent effective. Anna and FiveThirtyEight's senior science writer, Maggie Koerth, discuss what we know (and don't know) about about the vaccine.By FiveThirtyEight, Anna Rothschild
Hot Takedown breaks down the top five NFL teams according to our model and talks about the prospects for the College Football Playoffs.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, Neil Paine, Geoff Foster, Sara Ziegler
The crew reviews who is leading in the outstanding races and how the two parties are reacting to the results. They also discuss what positive vaccine news could mean for Biden's first term.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
The crew reacts to the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the projected winners of the 2020 election.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
As votes continue to be counted in five key battleground states, and as Biden's margins continue to improve, it looks very likely that the presidential race will eventually be called for Biden. In this installment of the podcast, the crew shares an update on where votes are still coming in and what to make of the overall results at this point.…
After our colleagues at ABC News projected Joe Biden as the winner in Michigan, the former vice president's path to victory is looking clearer. In this installment of the podcast, the crew discusses the results so far, what's left to come in, and some of the trends in the data. They also begin to answer questions about polling errors in the 2020 el…
The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast reacts to the results so far on election night 2020.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
In an election special, Hot Takedown explores the influence of politics on sports, and how money from sports makes its way into politics.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, Neil Paine, Geoff Foster, Sara Ziegler