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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.

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This week, Scott talks to healthcare reporter Susannah Luthi about the Supreme Court punting consideration of a high-stakes legal challenge to Obamacare. Plus, politics editor Charlie Mahtesian talks to Scott about Bernie, Biden, and their long-simmering slap fight on Social Security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast goes daily with short episodes providing the most crucial Senate impeachment trial updates with a stable of POLITICO reporters and editors. Today: Ben Weyl talks Adam Schiff's background and strategy. Join us for a daily look at impeachment in under 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast goes daily with short episodes providing the most crucial Senate impeachment trial updates with a stable of POLITICO reporters. Today: Burgess Everett guides Scott through the Senate factions and Nancy Cook takes the 30 second challenge. Join us for a daily look at impeachment in under 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast goes daily with short episodes providing the most crucial Senate impeachment trial updates with a stable of POLITICO reporters. Today: Darren Samuelsohn guides Scott through day one. Join us for a daily look at impeachment in under 10 minutes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Scott talks to polling expert Steven Shepard and House campaign reporter Ally Mutnick about the latest 2020 election developments. Plus, senior reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins us to walk through exactly what to expect as the impeachment trial begins in the Senate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this debate night special, Scott and senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian break down a disagreement between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on trade -- and how that explains the two progressives' different visions of how to win and how to govern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Scott talks to foreign affairs correspondent Nahal Toosi and deputy defense editor Dave Brown about the last week's worth of news of the Iran conflict, where things stand now and the Pentagon's inconsistent response. Plus, political reporters Zach Montellaro and Holly Otterbein talk to Scott about the small number of polls out in the field, who has currently qualified for Tuesday's debate and what they're looking for on the debate stage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this New Years special, Scott and senior White House reporter Darren Samuelsohn look back at the defining political moments of the 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s and then give their magic 8-ball a shake and talk about what might happen in the 2020s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Back next week!

Back next week!

2019-12-2700:00:31

We'll be back with a new episode next Friday, January 3rd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian break down a key moment in a battle of the moderates between Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg. Plus, White House reporter Nancy Cook and deputy Congress editor David Kihara talk the impeachment vote and what's coming next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Go inside the making of the December Democratic presidential debate with POLITICO on this special edition of the Nerdcast. POLITICO debate moderator Tim Alberta fills us in and chief Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza and political reporter Laura Barrón-López talk about the lack of diversity among the front-runners on the debate stage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Go inside the making of the December Democratic presidential debate with POLITICO on this special edition of the Nerdcast. POLITICO Playbook co-author Anna Palmer talks to Scott from Los Angeles about impeachment, which Democratic presidential candidates have the most friends in Washington, and fundraising as a litmus test in the Democratic presidential primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Go inside the making of the December Democratic presidential debate with Politico on this special edition of the Nerdcast. POLITICO's editor Carrie Budoff Brown and PBS NewsHour's Executive Producer Sara Just take us behind the scenes and explain all the decisions that go into hosting a debate -- some large, some very small. Plus, we chat with carpenter Bobby Rizzo as he builds the set for Thursday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Go inside the making of the December Democratic presidential debate with Politico on this special edition of the Nerdcast. Scott talks to the 2020 campaign reporters covering the candidates on stage about what each candidate's biggest challenge is heading into Thursday -- and the question each one would most like to answer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast talks to POLITICO White House reporter Nancy Cook and congress editor Ben Weyl about the chock-full December ahead: USMCA, prescription drug pricing, a spending bill to avert a government shutdown and, oh yeah, impeachment. Plus, national political reporters Alex Thompson and Elena Schneider talk to Scott about the tension between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren and why things are heating up in the Democratic presidential primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast talks to POLITICO national political reporter Christopher Cadelago about what went wrong in Kamala Harris' bid for president. Plus, national political reporter Laura Barrón-López and reporting fellow Maya King talk to Scott about the demographics on the campaign trail -- why Cory Booker and Kamala Harris have struggled to make inroads with black voters, Pete Buttigieg's failure to connect with Latino and black voters and what the path to victory through South Carolina and Nevada looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast talks to POLITICO national political reporter Elena Schneider about the 2020 husbands on the campaign trail. The Democratic primary field is historic, with four women and a gay man running for president - but they're running in a country where only three percent of governors, the highest statewide executive office, have been women. That can make things complicated for how to introduce a male spouse on the campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast talks to POLITICO national security correspondent Natasha Bertrand as she breaks down four major takeaways from this week's slew of impeachment hearings. Plus, politics reporter Daniel Strauss talks to Scott about Saturday's governor race in Louisiana, where the Democratic incumbent narrowly kept his seat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nerdcast breaks down an emblematic moment from Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate -- a question about President Trump highlighting a primary field determined, for the moment, to focus on next year's general election instead of fighting among each other. Guest hosted by Charlie Mahtesian with Massachusetts Playbook author Stephanie Murray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 2020 party crashers

The 2020 party crashers

2019-11-1500:26:391

The Nerdcast talks to POLITICO’s Nahal Toosi and Ben Weyl as the first public impeachment hearing pulls the spotlight away from the campaign trail and Democrats try to engage the public in the push to remove President Donald Trump from office. Plus, political reporter Stephanie Murray joins from Boston to discuss the oddly expanding Democratic primary field, with Michael Bloomberg dipping his toes in the water and Deval Patrick going for a full cannonball into New Hampshire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (13)

Joe Leonard

Polls don't mean shit. Move on

Jan 21st
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Bruna Diniz

LAMBDA LAMBDA LAMBDA NERDS

Dec 24th
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radi r.metodiev

no

Aug 30th
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Duke of Bread

Finally unsubscribed. you guys have a clear corporate bias.

Jul 31st
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Duke of Bread

Absolutely full of shit this episode. Claiming that Sanders supporters second choice is Biden is absurd. How much is the DNC paying you to be this blatently full of it?

Jul 12th
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Ethan Blevins

audio kept skipping during the podcast, it was cutting out and sounded warped.

May 31st
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Jack Keovongsa

basically a show of why Biden is their candidate

May 13th
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Carole Bilotta Clark

newbie likes...

Oct 25th
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Michael Haworth

Awesome show! Tells the absolute truth about trump and his many many misdeeds and criminal behavior! If you wish the unfiltered facts about how trump is attempting to remove democracy from the united states listen to this show!

Apr 6th
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Gabriela Camacho

Best Podcast on Washington politcs.

Jan 22nd
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