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Author: 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.
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Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.
Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

Sparks: The Eclipse Of 1878

2017-08-1000:43:01

The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.
WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

WTP Best Of: DNA Evidence

2017-07-2700:40:402

Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."
Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.
Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.
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.
Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."
Sparks: Flavor Science

Sparks: Flavor Science

2017-06-0100:39:301

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

WTP Best Of: Bear Mapping

2017-05-1800:36:20

Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.
FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."
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