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Politics Podcast: We Evaluated All Of Our Forecast Models. They’re Reliable.

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast series “Model Talk” is back for a special installment! In this episode, Galen and Nate discuss the results of our “How Good Are FiveThirtyEight Forecasts?” project, in which we assess the accuracy of a decade’s worth of FiveThirtyEight forecasts in politics and sports. Fortunately, it turns out they’re well calibrated.

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recording a live podcast in Houston, Texas on May 8. Find more information and tickets here.

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

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.