Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.
The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.
Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."
Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.
Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.
The Sparks crew discusses how politicians and scientists wrestle with conflicts of interest, and what the science says about how conflict of interest …
Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."
FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense," a book by Bob Holmes. They also go flavor tripping.
Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.
FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."
What does it take to revise a cold, hard science fact? This monthas Sparks podcast explores that question in the context of aThe Hunt for …
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 …
Anna Maria Barry-Jester interviews the author of "An American Sickness: How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back."
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.
Jody interviews Arvind Narayanan about the latest in online tracking, and what you can do to shield yourself.
Jody Avirgan and Carl Bialik discuss research into how we get information and what information we trust.
FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker discusses The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome with author Alondra Nelson.
This month, we're discussing Alondra Nelson's The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.
What cell phone metadata can reveal about the patterns of daily live -- and the effect of drone strikes.
From the archives, Jody Avirgan and James Hamblin discuss modern medicine, personal health tracking, and why health journalism is broken.
FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with author Will Storr about his book "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses Will Storr's book, "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
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
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!
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.
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!
Adam Conover on the challenge of explaining tough topics - while being funny. Catch "Adam Ruins Everything" on TruTV.
In part two of our Thanksgiving special, Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks about the science of food with Kenji Lopez-Alt.
A Thanksgiving cooking special from our science team as they discuss Kenji Lopez-Alt's "The Food Lab."
Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with Kayt Sukel about how we define risk, and how to write about it responsibly.
Our monthly science series looks at why humans make, or don't make, risky choices. Part 2 of this conversation - and interview with author Kayt Sukel - airs next week.
Cathy O'Neil discusses her book "Weapons Of Math Destruction," about algorithms that are widespread, harmful, and secretive.
Julia Angwin of Pro Publica discusses their investigations into "black box" algorithms.
Carl Bialik discusses a new study that shows how Americans get their information, how they make decisions, and how they change their minds.
Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with Dr. Patrick Corrigan about the stigma of mental health and how it relates to public figures.
Our monthly science series looks at the ethics and laws of discussing and diagnosing the health of political figures. Part 2 of this show airs next …
How a digital model can help prevent bear-human conflicts. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant discusses her work in the field, and at the computer.
From Hot Takedown, how our editor Blythe Terrell used an algorithm to help pick a new NFL team to root for.
A new survey of one million websites reveals the latest tricks being used to track your online behavior. Arvind Narayanan of Princeton University discusses his research.
The coach of the U.S. Math Olympiad team shares his secrets.
In the second part of our new science podcast, Christie Aschwanden talks to Alice Dreger about her book "Galileo's Middle Finger."
The debut of our new science series! The FiveThirtyEight science team discusses "Galileo's Middle Finger," and what happens when activism and science cross paths.
A memo from the Trump campaign reveals their attempts to go after "low P, high T" voters. Clare Malone discusses her reporting.
A visit to the Westminster Dog Show with FiveThirtyEight's Oliver Roeder.
Mini-interviews with Charles Duhigg and Marcus Bullock of Flikshop, from the Aspen Ideas festival.
We conclude our series of mini-conversations about the FiveThirtyEight guns project. FiveThirtyEight.com/gundeaths
A mini-interview a day for a week about the 538 guns project. Carl Bialik discusses the criminal justice program that is gaining GOP support. fivethirtyeight.com/gundeaths
A mini-interview a day for a week about the 538 guns project. Leah Libresco discusses how other countries have reacted to mass shootings. fivethirtyeight.com/gundeaths
A mini-interview a day for a week about the 538 guns project. Hayley Mungia discusses how to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. fivethirtyeight.com/gundeaths
We're doing a mini-interview every day for a week about the the 538 guns project. Anna Maria Barry-Jester discusses her reporting from Wyoming. fivethirtyeight.com/gundeaths
Our series - a mini-interview every day for a week - on the guns project continues with reporter Ben Casselman. See the full project …
Every day for a week, we'll discuss the new FiveThirtyEight project on gun deaths in America. Today, editor Simone Landon frames the issue. www.fivethirtyeight.com/gun-deaths
A rerun of a conversation with Samuel Sinyangwe describing why data on police shootings is so murky. Samuel runs mappingpoliceviolence.org and …
Daniel Kreiss of UNC is back to discuss what we've learned from the 2016 primaries. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
David Yanofsky is suing the U.S. government for immigration data after they wanted to charge him $173,775 for it. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Tom Vanderbilt is accounting for taste. More at fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
A new project is testing different polling techniques to get input from Philadelphians about their civic lives. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Entomologist Justin Schmidt is developing a way to measure painful insect stings - by stinging himself with as many creatures as possible.
Song Exploder talks with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer about his very nerdy songwriting style. Plus, we're collecting your playlists at DefeatedJoy.com
It's Gut Week at FiveThirtyEight. Chad Matlin, filling in for Jody (who's on jury duty) discusses the world of pro- and psycho-biotics. fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
Ben Lindbergh describes what happened when a professional baseball team let him take over as general manager and apply the most cutting edge analytics to real games.
WTP presents a data murder mystery, reported by Joel Werner.
How algorithmic listening is changing our relationship to music. With New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff. Find more at fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts
A geospatial mapping formula may hold the clues to the graffiti artist Banksy's real identity.
New developments in the story of the fraudulent research about persuasion and empathy. Visit fivethirtyeight.com/podcasts for more.
A visit to the NY Philharmonic archives. For 147 years, the Phil has had a data-collection streak. Now it's all going to the cloud. More at …
Christopher Ingraham used a data sat to determine "the worst place to live in America." Then he visited Red Lake Falls, MN; and now he's moving there.
Doug Rushkoff is one of our favorite media/tech thinkers. His new book is about how our economy is wired for growth that stifles innovation.
Every week for a year, Stefanie and Giorgia collected info about their lives and mailed each other postcards with a data visualization. Now it's your …
In countries like Yemen, cell phone metadata can serve as an end-around to paint a picture of daily life, the effect of drone strikes, and more.
Walt Hickey's been trying to crack the tricky data problem that is the Oscars. He talks about his reporting, and we host the first ever WTP data debate.
A visit to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with Oliver Roeder, who wrote about the rise and fall of the terrier dynasty.
We've been screwing up in the way we talk about privacy on the show. Kashmir Hill of Fusion sets us straight.
As you watch the Super Bowl this weekend, tons of data -- and millions of dollars -- will be zipping around. Jim Glanz of the New York Times …
In Flint, Michigan, bad data decisions made the water crisis much worse. FiveThirtyEight's Anna Barry-Jester recently reported on the story.
Obama 2008 to the present, including reporting from Iowa. With Daniel Kreiss of UNC.
William Jennings Bryan to Barack Obama. With Daniel Kreiss of the University of North Carolina.
From a Des Moines hotel room, we talk about the Iowa caucus and the latest polling numbers. Let us know what you think by emailing …
A visit to a data-driven farm, where the light, water, nutrients and more are all optimized and controlled from an iPad.
Let us know what you think of our elections podcast as we continue to pilot. We'll launch the show formally in a new feed before the Iowa caucus.
More of the most interesting stories and people of the year. Be sure to check out the special site fivethirtyeight.com/dataawards. We'll be back with new shows in 2016!
538 is launching a proper election pod in January. For now, we're piloting with Nate Silver, Clare Malone, Harry Enten and Jody Avirgan. Let us know what you think.
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538 is launching an election podcast in January! We're piloting now with Nate Silver, Harry Enten, Clare Malone, and Jody Avirgan. Take a listen, let us know what you think.
Forensic evidence has the promise of leading to science-based convictions. But for it to be reliable we need a better understanding of data and statistics, says Erin Murphy.
The Good Dinosaur features vast, hyperrealistic landscapes -- powered by terabytes and terabytes of US Geological Survey data.
For your holiday travels, excerpts of our favorite conversations: Neil deGrasse Tyson - (15:50) Farai Chideya - (25:40) Bike Lanes - (37:30) Police …
Religion is personal, nuanced, evolving -- which makes it particularly resistant to easy quantification. Emma Green (Atlantic) and Leah Libresco …
Turns out, the Canadian census was a pretty big flashpoint in the recent elections, and the fight over it tells us a lot about why government data matters.
In a country like Niger, Doctors Without Borders epidemiologists use a combination of advanced technology and old-fashioned paperwork.
In 1970's NYC, huge swaths of the city were engulfed in flames. Bad stats may have been to blame. Joe Flood, author of "The Fires," tells the story.
Walt Hickey recently discovered that Fandango's movie ratings are weirdly inflated. What he learned says a lot about trust online and the wisdom of the crowd.
We take a hike in the woods north of Santa Cruz in search of the marbled murrelet, an elusive bird that's being tracked using remote sensors and machine learning. Tweet tweet.
A tour of the Bloomberg terminal -- it's clunky, powerful, addictive and ubiquitous on Wall Street. It also costs $2000/month and has everything a …
Nate Silver, Harry Enten and Micah Cohen talk about the 2016 election as part of an Advertising Week panel. Stay tuned for the FiveThirtyEight …
Your data creates its own data. Farai Chideya discusses how she thinks of data, security, and why your information is like your pet -- you own it, …
A.J. Jacobs is trying to build the world's biggest family tree, connecting him to everyone on earth. The data-driven revolution genealogy is helping.
Josh Lynn says his "consumer engagement" algorithm can predict how a movie will do - months before it's even made. A special co-podcast with Grantland's Andy Greenwald.
From Amazon to UPS, the data-driven workplace is here. Is your humanity being traded for your company's efficiency?
The people behind @buzzfeed and @nba discuss how analytics help them decide what to post and when, plus the behind-the-scenes story of how Buzzfeed got that dress to go viral.
After a deluge of retractions, fraudsters, and high-profile failures, is it time to ask: "Is science broken?" FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden answers.
Our military collects terabytes and terabytes of data every day. Is the drone-driven obsession with tactical information preventing a conversation …
It's been a year of protest and unrest -- and a year of data collection -- in the effort to understand the scope of police violence in America.
New tools use data to predict whether someone who has committed a crime may do so again. Does this mean we'll be locking people up for crimes they …
FiveThirtyEight's latest "totally subjective odds," where we handicap the (very early) presidential race. Featuring Nate Silver, Harry Enten, and Katherine Miller of Buzzfeed.
Journalist and internet activist Quinn Norton discusses the cookies and algorithms that track you online -- including on FiveThirtyEight.com -- and how they shape identity.
The head of one of the world's biggest book publishers talks about how data is changing the industry, from deciding to sign an author to the war with Amazon.
Dr. James Hamblin, writer for The Atlantic, discusses how big (and bad) data will affect your next visit to the doctor.
In the first audio version of our popular (and statsy) "Dear Mona" column, Mona Chalabi and Jody Avirgan investigate how many folks have tattoos …
During Janette Sadik-Khan's tenure as NYC transportation commissioner, the city's streetscape altered dramatically. She discusses her data-driven (and controversial) approach.
Star Talk's Neil deGrasse Tyson on how data is revolutionizing astronomy, why he hates "balance," and why his being black often leads people to …
From fake studies to bad polling to privacy fears, is data in a moment of crisis? We launch our newest podcast with a discussion about the state of …
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