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POLITICO's Nerdcast
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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

Latest Episodes

Trump's Turnberry resort and a zombie impeachment memo

The Nerdcast sits down with Politico's Natasha Bertrand and Ben Shreckinger to find out what's going on at Turnberry, President Trump's luxury golf resort in Scotland where the U.S. Air Force has lodged its crews.Plus, Darren Samuelsohn tells the story of a "zombie" congressional impeachment memo: one that Hillary Clinton helped craft in 1974, was used 20 years later as a blueprint in impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and today has new life breathed into it during impeachment discussions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MIN3 days ago
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Trump's Turnberry resort and a zombie impeachment memo

Breaking down Castro vs Biden

The Nerdcast team breaks down a key moment from Thursday's democratic presidential debate -- when former HUD Secretary Julian Castro took a swipe at Joe Biden's memory.Plus, a look at how Elizabeth Warren became Elizabeth Warren, and how she made so many enemies in the Obama Administration in the process.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MIN1 weeks ago
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Breaking down Castro vs Biden

Not the debate that climate activists wanted

On this episode of the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: In a marathon forum on climate change, Democratic contenders began to seek separation from one another on the key issue. POLITICO energy reporter Kelsey Tamborrino and national political reporter David Siders explain the first signs of candidates weaponizing climate change in the primary campaign. Plus, POLITICO national political reporter Chris Cadelago explains how Kamala Harris won over the prominent voice of rapper 2 Live Crew.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2 weeks ago
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Not the debate that climate activists wanted

Nerdcast bonus: The presidential race enters a new phase

On this episode of the Nerdcast with guest host John Harris: The presidential campaign may feel like it’s been going on forever, but it’s about to enter a new phase. POLITICO founding editor John Harris joined reporters Holly Otterbein, Natasha Korecki and David Siders to talk about why authenticity is so elusive, whether the left is ascendant in the Democratic party, and why candidate selfies are all the rage.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN3 weeks ago
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Nerdcast bonus: The presidential race enters a new phase

Dem campaigns get desperate after debate shutout

This week on the Nerdcast with Scott Bland: More than half of the Democratic presidential field got bounced from the party’s debate circuit Wednesday night, but they’re not meekly exiting stage left. POLITICO campaign reporter Elena Schneider explains what actions they might take against the DNC’s debate rules. Also, voters across the country — from California to Pennsylvania to Massachusetts — grilled House Democrats on the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump at a series of events this month. POLITICO reporter Sarah Ferris describes what she observed on the ground at town halls.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN3 weeks ago
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Dem campaigns get desperate after debate shutout

Trump team braces donors for potential recession

This week on the Nerdcast with Scott Bland: White House reporter Nancy Cook explains how the Trump administration may be putting on a happy face in public, but in private, they’re worrying about a global economic slowdown triggering a U.S. recession. Also, White House reporter Daniel Lippman looks inside the president's feud with Tom Barrack, on of his closest friends.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINAUG 23
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Trump team braces donors for potential recession

Trump finally tries the patience of Evangelicals

This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy— POLITICO White House reporter Gabby Orr explains why. Also, POLITICO's senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian joins national politics reporters Chris Cadelago and Natasha Korecki to break down what's happening on the ground in Iowa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MINAUG 16
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Trump finally tries the patience of Evangelicals

Is Joe Biden’s brother the next Billy Carter?

This week on the Nerdcast with guest-host Blake Hounshell: Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career. We have POLITICO's Ben Schreckinger on to discuss his investigation on former Vice President Joe Biden's family finances.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 MINAUG 9
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Is Joe Biden’s brother the next Billy Carter?

The post-debate state of the race

This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: POLITICO national political reporter Elena Schneider and senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian break down who came out on top in this week's democratic debates. Also: A divided Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. What’s that mean and why does it matter? POLITICO financial services reporter Victoria Guida explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINAUG 2
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The post-debate state of the race

Dissecting a moment: Booker piles on Biden

Cory Booker, in search of his first bona fide “moment” as he tries to work his way up in the presidential race, came ready to lunge into his critique of Joe Biden’s new criminal justice proposal as too little, too late to fix the problem of mass incarceration, after Biden’s authorship of punitive crime legislation in the ‘90s. POLITICO national political reporter Chris Cadelago joins host Scott Bland to analyze an important moment from round two of the second Democratic debate on Tuesday night.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 MINAUG 1
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Dissecting a moment: Booker piles on Biden

Latest Episodes

Trump's Turnberry resort and a zombie impeachment memo

The Nerdcast sits down with Politico's Natasha Bertrand and Ben Shreckinger to find out what's going on at Turnberry, President Trump's luxury golf resort in Scotland where the U.S. Air Force has lodged its crews.Plus, Darren Samuelsohn tells the story of a "zombie" congressional impeachment memo: one that Hillary Clinton helped craft in 1974, was used 20 years later as a blueprint in impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and today has new life breathed into it during impeachment discussions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Trump's Turnberry resort and a zombie impeachment memo

Breaking down Castro vs Biden

The Nerdcast team breaks down a key moment from Thursday's democratic presidential debate -- when former HUD Secretary Julian Castro took a swipe at Joe Biden's memory.Plus, a look at how Elizabeth Warren became Elizabeth Warren, and how she made so many enemies in the Obama Administration in the process.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Breaking down Castro vs Biden

Not the debate that climate activists wanted

On this episode of the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: In a marathon forum on climate change, Democratic contenders began to seek separation from one another on the key issue. POLITICO energy reporter Kelsey Tamborrino and national political reporter David Siders explain the first signs of candidates weaponizing climate change in the primary campaign. Plus, POLITICO national political reporter Chris Cadelago explains how Kamala Harris won over the prominent voice of rapper 2 Live Crew.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Not the debate that climate activists wanted

Nerdcast bonus: The presidential race enters a new phase

On this episode of the Nerdcast with guest host John Harris: The presidential campaign may feel like it’s been going on forever, but it’s about to enter a new phase. POLITICO founding editor John Harris joined reporters Holly Otterbein, Natasha Korecki and David Siders to talk about why authenticity is so elusive, whether the left is ascendant in the Democratic party, and why candidate selfies are all the rage.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Nerdcast bonus: The presidential race enters a new phase

Dem campaigns get desperate after debate shutout

This week on the Nerdcast with Scott Bland: More than half of the Democratic presidential field got bounced from the party’s debate circuit Wednesday night, but they’re not meekly exiting stage left. POLITICO campaign reporter Elena Schneider explains what actions they might take against the DNC’s debate rules. Also, voters across the country — from California to Pennsylvania to Massachusetts — grilled House Democrats on the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump at a series of events this month. POLITICO reporter Sarah Ferris describes what she observed on the ground at town halls.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Dem campaigns get desperate after debate shutout

Trump team braces donors for potential recession

This week on the Nerdcast with Scott Bland: White House reporter Nancy Cook explains how the Trump administration may be putting on a happy face in public, but in private, they’re worrying about a global economic slowdown triggering a U.S. recession. Also, White House reporter Daniel Lippman looks inside the president's feud with Tom Barrack, on of his closest friends.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINAUG 23
Comments
Trump team braces donors for potential recession

Trump finally tries the patience of Evangelicals

This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy— POLITICO White House reporter Gabby Orr explains why. Also, POLITICO's senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian joins national politics reporters Chris Cadelago and Natasha Korecki to break down what's happening on the ground in Iowa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MINAUG 16
Comments
Trump finally tries the patience of Evangelicals

Is Joe Biden’s brother the next Billy Carter?

This week on the Nerdcast with guest-host Blake Hounshell: Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career. We have POLITICO's Ben Schreckinger on to discuss his investigation on former Vice President Joe Biden's family finances.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 MINAUG 9
Comments
Is Joe Biden’s brother the next Billy Carter?

The post-debate state of the race

This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: POLITICO national political reporter Elena Schneider and senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian break down who came out on top in this week's democratic debates. Also: A divided Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. What’s that mean and why does it matter? POLITICO financial services reporter Victoria Guida explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINAUG 2
Comments
The post-debate state of the race

Dissecting a moment: Booker piles on Biden

Cory Booker, in search of his first bona fide “moment” as he tries to work his way up in the presidential race, came ready to lunge into his critique of Joe Biden’s new criminal justice proposal as too little, too late to fix the problem of mass incarceration, after Biden’s authorship of punitive crime legislation in the ‘90s. POLITICO national political reporter Chris Cadelago joins host Scott Bland to analyze an important moment from round two of the second Democratic debate on Tuesday night.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 MINAUG 1
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Dissecting a moment: Booker piles on Biden