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FiveThirtyEight's COVID-19 podcast is laser-focused on evidence. What do we know about the novel coronavirus, and what do we know we don't know? COVID-19 has pushed Americans into more uncertain territory than most have ever known. Our podcast helps listeners understand what they can be certain about, and what is still unknown. We investigate coronavirus mysteries, debate when it's safe to reopen the economy and keep track of the latest scientific developments on vaccines and treatments. We ...
 
Join The Brawl-22 for a look at the top stories each week around the NFL. Hosts Samantha Bunten (@SamanthaBunten) of NBC Sports, Ty Schalter (@TySchalter on Twitter) of FiveThirtyEight.com and Mike Schottey (@Schottey on Twitter) of The Brawl Network will break down the game both on and off the field. Follow us on Twitter @TheBrawl22
 
In sports, we love to celebrate the stars who usher in game-changing new strategies and skills. But often times, they weren't the first to champion these winning tactics. This mini-series from FiveThirtyEight's "Hot Takedown" profiles some of the most innovative and under-appreciated players and managers in the history of sport.
 
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Federal health agencies asked states to pause in their use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while U.S. officials investigate reports of an extremely rare blood-clotting syndrome that has developed in six people who have received the vaccine. Given how few people are sick, why did the U.S. recommend a pause? And what's it say about how the monitorin…
 
The crew discusses why the number of independents has been growing and what it means for American politics. They also ask why support for gun control measures hasn't translated into new laws and look at steps the Pew Research Center is taking to ensure they have a representative sample of Republicans in their panel surveys.…
 
The crew discusses potential sticking points in the Democrats' infrastructure plan and debates whether it should be considered bipartisan if a sizable portion of Republican voters support it, but Republican lawmakers do not. They also take a look at whether the Republican Party is conducting a post-mortem after its recent electoral losses.…
 
Former NFL GM Randy Mueller, the 2000 NFL Executive of the Year, joins the Brawl-22 Big Show. Besides GMing for the Saints, Dolphins, and Seahawks, Mueller's been an XFL GM, and currently hosts the NFL GM podcast with The Athletic. With Schottey out, Ty and Samantha talk 17-game schedule and Mac Jones vs. Justin Fields.…
 
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been hailed as the world’s vaccine -- it’s inexpensive to produce and doesn’t need super-cold storage like the mRNA vaccines do. But its rollout has been messy. Will its missteps erode the public's (or the FDA's) trust? Maggie Koerth joins to discuss.By FiveThirtyEight, Anna Rothschild
 
Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss why live caller surveys are no longer the gold standard in polling and what it means for the future of the industry. They also assess how polls performed in 2019 and 2020 in general, with the benefit of hindsight and updated pollster ratings.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
 
NFL and MLB broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt of FOX Sports joins the Brawl-22 crew to talk NFL free agency, the Saints, the Patriots, sports media and how to connect to the younger generations. Ty Schalter, Samantha Bunten, and Michael Schottey also talk Superdome, Washington Football Team, and the great job Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Light is doing.…
 
At some point, the U.S. is going to run out of people eager to get the vaccine, and we’ll need to work hard to convert those who are still hesitant or don’t know how to get it. It won’t be the first time we’ve done so. For months, community leaders have been working to overcome transportation challenges, language barriers, and digital divides. We s…
 
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