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Politics Podcast: Data Under Trump

This week on our politics podcast, we kick off 2017 with a look at something FiveThirtyEight cares about, and uses a lot: government data. Clare Malone recently wrote about what to expect from Donald Trump’s administration when it comes to government data, and talked to watchdogs who warned that such data might be at risk.

In this special episode, Clare and Jody Avirgan talk to a few of their FiveThirtyEight colleagues in different fields about government data and transparency — and what data we will use as journalists to judge the Trump administration’s performance. In the show:

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.