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Politics Podcast: Congress’s Broken Culture

On Monday, lawmakers returned to Washington and immediately confronted questions about how they’ve handled sexual harassment in their own ranks. Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to talk about why the workplace culture in Congress is conducive to misconduct and underreporting.

The team also discusses the latest polling and the unknowns in Alabama’s upcoming Senate election.

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

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a senior editor and senior reporter for FiveThirtyEight.