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Politics Podcast: How To Win This Week’s Debate

This Thursday, 10 Democrats vying for the presidential nomination will share a stage for the first time. We’ve discussed what strategies for the top three candidates — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — might adopt, but the debate is also an opportunity for the lower-tier candidates to gain traction. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew devotes the entire episode to discussing what each candidate’s debate strategy might — or should — be.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: How to win this week’s debate

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

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

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.