The November elections are shaping up to be one of the most historic and important non-presidential elections the United States has ever seen. On Nov. 6, voters will make their way to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections to help decide the direction of the nation for the next two years. In 2014, Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and Senate, but now are facing a possible shift of power as Democrats are making a push to regain control of the legislative branch in 2018. To help you stay informed of the latest election results and what they mean, here are a few election podcasts to listen to.
Diving into opinion polls, politic and economics, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and contributors take you through the sabermetrics of the political landscape. Along with discussing the latest in politics and political issues, Silver also ranks pollsters by accuracy and provides electoral projections. Recent episodes include: "What’s Going On In The Ultimate Romney-Clinton District?" "What The New Polling On Kavanaugh Means" and "Our Forecast Is 7,000 Lines Of Code."
Find it: https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/fivethirtyeight-podcasts/
Produced by POLITICO, host Scott Bland and the the publication’s top reporters take listeners through the political landscape of the latest issues. Bland looks into the latest numbers that matter and what is going on behind political doors. Nerdcast also pours over poll numbers and the latest news from Federal Election Commission reports. Recent episodes include: "The politics of hurricanes explained," "Is the left building its own Tea Party or something else entirely?" and "Trump’s pre-Magna Carta mindset."
Find it: https://www.politico.com/tag/nerdcast
For a look at both sides of aisle, The Pollsters podcast explores what Americans are thinking about when it comes to politics, policy and pop culture. The bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson takes a weekly look at the latest polling numbers, the biggest stories in news and politics, and entertainment. Recent episodes include: "New Florida Midterm Polls," "No, You Can’t Have Partials" and "Bruce Mehlman On Tech & Bipartisanship."
Find it: http://www.thepollsters.com/
NPR Politics Podcast
National Public Radio’s Politics Podcast lets listeners follow the latest in political news and issues with NPR’s political reporters. Host Scott Detrow discusses weekly roundups and quick takes on the political news of the day. From the latest scandals to the latest election polls, the Politics Podcast will keep you up to date on the ever-changing political landscape. Recent episodes include: "President Trump Mocks Ford; FBI Investigates Accusations Against Kavanaugh," "Trump Escalates Trade War With China; China Retaliates" and "NPR Poll: Midwest Abandons Trump, Democrats Chances Balloon Ahead of Midterms."
Find it: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510310/npr-politics-podcast