Reviews
The last show about how likely a civil war was one of the worst guests I have ever heard… Let me sum it up… “Republicans are to blame” How unreflective can you be? Stupid waste of time wrapped up in high brow word choices. 5/13/22 another bad guest… I look to these people for impartial data...Read full review »
Almostoday via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
This was the worst episode I’ve ever listened to EVER! Complete trash.
librarylady87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
Just a bunch of horserace political coverage masquerading as something deeper. The losses of Claire Malone and Perry Bacon Jr. have been crippling. Out of heavy rotation and just checking in every once in a while now.
StuScottFan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/22
Loved the COVID mask and GOP draft informing and fun..
Dawgpee82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
Gives multiple viewpoints. Goes deep into an issue. Personally, I hate the “good use of polling?” banter. If you do keep it in, please do not talk about it for more than 5 minutes, we get it.
Loganmh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/22
Inflation is destroying the Democratic party. 2024 can't come soon enough.Read full review »
Fluffhead2022 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/22
I would give it 5 stars if Nate Silver wasn’t so annoying.
ErniePook via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/22
Very informative
GQPsucks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/22
If you like Nate Silver’s take on things, you won’t get it here most of the time now.
Craigmcg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/22
Galen and crew seem to believe that not touching Biden’s 38% approval rating will make it go away.
Vicky the Archivist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/22
Very smug, VERY condescending to the right and libertarians. They love to end their sentences with the word/phrase "right?", which is a bizarre elitist turn of phrase. I like to keep my media intake balanced. This podcast was balanced until 3 years ago when they all contracted TDS. It’s...Read full review »
Podcast 2002 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/22
The most recent episode, from March 14, 2022, is 49 minutes. The introduction chewed up the first 6.5 minutes because the crew was so busy bantering and entertaining each other. At 16:30, Nate started to tell a story about buying a slice of pizza in Vegas that dragged on for two minutes because...Read full review »
Fivethirtyeight fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/22
I was stoked to listen to a podcast that had balanced representation and intelligent takes. This podcast failed at that goal. It’s often overtly left leaning and at most generous center-left. That’s unfortunate.
Scythescar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/22
Get the term right, people!!!
BKWcbc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/22
It’s Volodymyr not Vladimir Zelenskyy. Volodymyr is Ukrainian, Vladimir is Russian. Seeing as you’re reporting on Ukraine for the foreseeable maybe do your homework. Especially when language is incredibly political in Ukraine and Ukrainians have been fighting for decades for their culture. Also,...Read full review »
knmchn. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/22
Sounds like Muppets talking about politics.
GregZero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
The podcast is still very interesting, and I will listen on occasion. However, where it used to be interesting and also entertaining, it is no longer the latter. Since ABC news became it’s parent, the podcast has lost the trio that made it interesting: Nate, Claire, and Micah. They were not only...Read full review »
Blitzmannzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
Meh
Some of the least in depth analysis of political/current events. Their takes on polls do go into detail but are often biased and detract from providing the info that is really needed. If you’re a democrat without any desire to listen to countering opinions you’ll likely enjoy this podcast - but...Read full review »
IAMDPhD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/22
“What do Pollsters know about Happiness”…isn’t there a war happening in Europe? Nothing else to say. This podcast has really gone downhill.
Tim 1159 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/22
All this interview did was highlight how much America is ignorant of the rest of the world - uk and european politics in particular. America is so totally self absorbed and spoiled - it completely misses the point and gets the leaders and governments it deserves and when a serious politician and...Read full review »
A UK fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/22
the best guide to politics with real facts and analysis
cindybin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/22
It’s hard to pinpoint what has happened on this podcast, which used to be a favorite of mine. It feels like Clare’s departure was a turning point, but I’m not sure. The newer hosts lack charisma and the dynamic in the conversation is more, um, cheesy or something. The substance is still there, to...Read full review »
hambrownie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/22
Well educated people who really talk about what is going on in the world today without pushing their biased opinions. They let us make up our own opinions while still giving solid facts about the topic.
Weston112204 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/22
Too many racist comments by especially their guests, it’s pretty astonishing
oaoaoa95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/22
These guys are “polling experts” and are consistently wrong. Please, for the love of God, understand your own biases, as liberals, and figure out how to make polls better. It starts with understanding that none of you have ever voted for anything other than Dems, and adjusting accordingly.
Billy RLTW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/22
Not always what I want to hear but 100% smart and reliable.
Drkaxl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/22
As an independent I’m pretty accustomed to hearing glaring partisan swings in these podcasts but the civil war podcast floored me. The woman they had on was so entrenched in her own cognitive shortcuts and tribalism that it was hard to even listen. Glaring racist take on the Hispanic vote by...Read full review »
Bored of Partismism via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
I used to love this podcast but it has definitely gone to the left. I’m not conservative. I’m not a Republican. I do see a disconnect from the Republican perspective. Their conservative insights don’t make sense. I know because I have a politically diverse circle of peers and friends. I have...Read full review »
Rchelle1s via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/22
They are typical city Democrats that have never really talked to Republicans. They keep trying to compare Jan.6 to 9/11. When actually Congress has been bombed and had actual gunmen from Costa Rica shoot in the Capital building. There history knowledge seems to be whatever mainstream media tells...Read full review »
We must do better via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/22
Fivethirtyeight and Nate have increasingly become corporate tools towing the same line as all the big corporate media outfits. At this point 538 is no different than CNN or Fox News.
EconTalk Addict via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
I used to look forward to every Monday now because of Claire and Nates dynamic and now this is just any other political. You had something special here it’s gone now.
GlarbaNation via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/07/22
Hands down, the best podcast. (Seriously though, I mean it. -and I would give Brunch 1 star.)
NemoRocket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
I’ve listened happily for many years but have been disappointed by the absence of real and broad ranging dialogue over the past 18 months. Nate Silver still seems tethered to an honest read of the data wherever it leads but the others not so much. Bring in alternative voices on a more regular...Read full review »
iplaythehorses via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/22
Please include more discussion of the climate/environmental crisis—public opinion on these issues, which policies people support, and how these things are shaped by recent disasters!
edee98978 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/22
Spectacular thanks
Slappy McBaddass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
Listening tonight to the March 1 episode, where I heard Sarah Frostenson (sp?) once again mis-pronounce the word "rhetoric". Someone tell her how to pronounce it. Please!! Not to be picky, but she has incorrectly pronounced this before, along with several other words. I miss Clare, fellow...Read full review »
feadadfadfdagfdg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/21
I’ve been a listener of the 538 podcast for years, and that ends today. On the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, your organization posted a reprehensible, tone-deaf tweet asking for listeners to post stories about killing babies in the womb. Totally out of touch and unacceptable.
lharshawok via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/25/21
If ABC read the reviews on this show they’d know what a huge mistake they made firing Clare. The longer this show falters on without her the more apparent it is that she was holding it together. Galen is doing an admirable job trying to keep things interesting, but without the main person willing...Read full review »
Lynchpin_Cube via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/21
Nate Silver and his god complex are unbearable.
be8365 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/21
I just switched mid-listen for the first time ever. I miss this podcast of old. The majority of episodes are great, but it appears they feel a need to keep to some publishing timeline. Please don’t force it, y’all.
Liberal Austin Hawk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/21
This was once the best, most intelligent, and least b.s. political discussion available, recorded when there was something to talk about. Then Jody and Harry quit, and ABC inexplicably laid off Clare. It’s still worth listening to when Nate has something to say, but the podcast now seems little...Read full review »
FailAbortRetry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/21
I used to never miss an episode of the FiveThirtyEight podcast back in the glory days with Harry Enten and Claire Malone, and when Nate Silver was on pretty much every show. Basically those three where the show and when Harry left Clare and Nate still held it together okay. But in recent months...Read full review »
KeepInItReel36 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
It is almost impossible to understand you when you speak at the speed of a chipmunk. I’m sure there is good info, but I would not know.
So I am Sam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Clare Malone provided a really interesting insight that only Galen even gets close to providing -- its really too bad she's not here anymore. Its clear this podcast struggles to balance out its leftist bias because with so many topics to cover, every podcast manages to conclude with,...Read full review »
Just Your Average Ben via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Can be interesting at times, but it’s basically pollsters defending their flawed polling.
mikethesween via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/21
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