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What Do Donald Trump And The Kansas City Royals Have In Common?

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 10, 2016), we break down the Chicago Cubs’ start to the season and ask if they have the potential to become the G.O.A.T. Then, we talk about the WNBA and ask Kate Fagan why so many star players have to travel overseas in the off-season. Finally, “Whiz Kid” Harry Enten makes his Hot Takedown debut to talk to Neil Paine about the fallibility of predictions in sports and politics. Plus, a significant digit on the winning percentage of National League teams in interleague play.

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

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

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.