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What's The Point

FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Jody Avirgan

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What's The Point
What's The Point

What's The Point

FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Jody Avirgan

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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.

Latest Episodes

Sparks: Interview with David Baron

Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.

42 MIN2017 AUG 11
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Sparks: Interview with David Baron

Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.

43 MIN2017 AUG 10
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Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."

40 MIN2017 JUL 27
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WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

WTP Best Of: Adam Ruins Everything

Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.

30 MIN2017 JUL 18
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WTP Best Of: Adam Ruins Everything

Sparks: Interview with Charles Ornstein

Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.

34 MIN2017 JUL 7
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Sparks: Interview with Charles Ornstein

Sparks: Conflicts of interest

The Sparks crew discusses how politicians and scientists wrestle with conflicts of interest, and what the science says about how conflict of interest can change our decisions.

38 MIN2017 JUL 6
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Sparks: Conflicts of interest

Sparks: Interview with Bob Holmes

Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."

40 MIN2017 JUN 2
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Sparks: Interview with Bob Holmes

Sparks: Flavor Science

FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense," a book by Bob Holmes. They also go flavor tripping.

39 MIN2017 JUN 1
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Sparks: Flavor Science

WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.

36 MIN2017 MAY 18
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WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson

FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."

46 MIN2017 MAY 5
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Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson

Latest Episodes

Sparks: Interview with David Baron

Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.

42 MIN2017 AUG 11
Comments
Sparks: Interview with David Baron

Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.

43 MIN2017 AUG 10
Comments
Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."

40 MIN2017 JUL 27
Comments
WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

WTP Best Of: Adam Ruins Everything

Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.

30 MIN2017 JUL 18
Comments
WTP Best Of: Adam Ruins Everything

Sparks: Interview with Charles Ornstein

Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.

34 MIN2017 JUL 7
Comments
Sparks: Interview with Charles Ornstein

Sparks: Conflicts of interest

The Sparks crew discusses how politicians and scientists wrestle with conflicts of interest, and what the science says about how conflict of interest can change our decisions.

38 MIN2017 JUL 6
Comments
Sparks: Conflicts of interest

Sparks: Interview with Bob Holmes

Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."

40 MIN2017 JUN 2
Comments
Sparks: Interview with Bob Holmes

Sparks: Flavor Science

FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense," a book by Bob Holmes. They also go flavor tripping.

39 MIN2017 JUN 1
Comments
Sparks: Flavor Science

WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.

36 MIN2017 MAY 18
Comments
WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson

FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."

46 MIN2017 MAY 5
Comments
Sparks: Interview with Thomas Levenson