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Politics Podcast: The Battle For The Senate Is Full Of Interesting Races


The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recording a live podcast in New York City on Sept. 24. Get details and tickets here.

Our Senate forecast is live, and in the latest installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast‘s “Model Talk,” Nate Silver talks about why Republicans are favored to keep the Senate and which races promise to be the most interesting. He also answers listener questions on topics ranging from the model’s coding language to whether polls affect public opinion.

You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” button above or by downloading it in iTunes, the ESPN App or your favorite podcast platform. If you are new to podcasts, learn how to listen.

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Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.