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What’s At Stake For Both Candidates In Tonight’s Debate

The FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast crew previews the first 2016 presidential debate. In a lightning round of questions, the team looks at what’s on the line for both candidates.

And there’s much more FiveThirtyEight debate coverage in the works: We’ll be live-blogging throughout the debate, beginning at about 8 p.m. EDT. And the podcast team will regroup after the debate ends to talk about what went down (that podcast will be streamed on Facebook Live).

The podcast team is preparing for a live show in New York City on Oct. 24. You can find details and ticket information here.

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

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

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

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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