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Elections Podcast: The Primaries Are Almost Over

The first leg of the 2016 election marathon is, finally, almost over. As the primaries come to a close, the elections podcast crew talks about what to expect from the final contests and what the Trump-related controversies of the past week mean for the general election. Also, FiveThirtyEight chief economics writer Ben Casselman joins the podcast to take a look at the latest lackluster jobs report and how the economy affects elections.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.