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POLITICO's Nerdcast

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POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO

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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

Mute ye, mute ye: What Congress might look like on videoconference

Zoom videoconferencing goes to Washington. Since 9/11, disaster planners have been trying to warn Washington of the risks of a government based on stuffing all of America’s most important legislators into one place. Covid-19 is reviving the conversation in real time. Senior tech reporter Nancy Scola joins host Scott Bland to talk through the pitfalls of a Congress that could legislate remotely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN3 d ago
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Mute ye, mute ye: What Congress might look like on videoconference

The two trillion dollar question

Ten days and $2 trillion -- that's right, with a "tr." How did the Senate get to 96-0? Reporter Marianne LeVine joins host Scott Bland to talk through the past few days of negotiations on Capitol Hill. Plus, Michael Kruse on how the coronavirus task force briefings have become episodes of President Donald Trump's reality TV show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN1 w ago
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The two trillion dollar question

The political system vs. COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended daily life in the United States. On this week's Nerdcast, we're talking about how the virus is altering politics: from chaotic or canceled 2020 primaries to its reverberations in the White House and on Capitol Hill. Host Scott Bland is joined by reporters Zach Montellaro, Nancy Cook and editor Ben Weyl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2 w ago
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The political system vs. COVID-19

COVID-19 and the campaign trail

There's one news story that's eaten all the others: COVID-19. Although the coronavirus has been a public health crisis and major news story for weeks now, this week it became the only story. Scott talks to editorial director Blake Hounshell about President Donald Trump's address to the nation and how the coronavirus is affecting the 2020 presidential race. Then, political reporter Eugene Daniels joins to discuss Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden's strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN3 w ago
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COVID-19 and the campaign trail

Mini Tuesday, Biden's not-so-mini wins

Scott Bland talks to reporter Christopher Cadelago about Joe Biden's key wins in the "Mini Tuesday" primaries and how the door is closing on Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 MIN3 w ago
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Mini Tuesday, Biden's not-so-mini wins

What we learned in a whirlwind 2020 week

POLITICO health care reporter Dan Diamond talks us through the Trump administration's coronavirus response and the many questions being raised about preparedness. Later, campaign reporter Elena Schneider joins Scott to break down Super Tuesday — and the whirlwind week in politics that has the Democratic primary down to just two major candidates: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINMAR 6
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What we learned in a whirlwind 2020 week

Super Tuesday: Biden & Bernie blast off

POLITICO reporters and editors race to get Super Tuesday results up as Joe Biden makes a surprise surge in the delegate count. Plus, Scott Bland and Laura Barrón-López on where things stand after the biggest night of the primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 MINMAR 4
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Super Tuesday: Biden & Bernie blast off

South Carolina: Biden his time all along

POLITICO's Ryan Lizza joins Scott to talk through Joe Biden's decisive victory in the South Carolina primary -- and whether or not it threatens Bernie Sanders' momentum ahead of Super Tuesday. Plus, we pour one out for Tom Steyer, who taught us that many millions can't fix everything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 MINMAR 1
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South Carolina: Biden his time all along

Mega! Primary! Preview!

POLITICO reporter Eugene Daniels talks Scott Bland through his recent reporting trip to South Carolina, where he caught up with his nana Ruby Brown and dove into the state’s all-important black vote. Plus, he and Scott talk all things Super Tuesday — just days away. Later, POLITICO reporters James Arkin and Ally Mutnick join to highlight the most interesting Senate and House primaries on Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MINFEB 28
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Mega! Primary! Preview!

Debate extra: When in doubt, shout!

POLITICO's Elena Schneider and host Scott Bland break down a key moment in Tuesday night's Democratic Presidential debate: when Bernie Sanders admitted his mistake in voting for immunity for gun manufacturers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MINFEB 26
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Debate extra: When in doubt, shout!

Latest Episodes

Mute ye, mute ye: What Congress might look like on videoconference

Zoom videoconferencing goes to Washington. Since 9/11, disaster planners have been trying to warn Washington of the risks of a government based on stuffing all of America’s most important legislators into one place. Covid-19 is reviving the conversation in real time. Senior tech reporter Nancy Scola joins host Scott Bland to talk through the pitfalls of a Congress that could legislate remotely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Mute ye, mute ye: What Congress might look like on videoconference

The two trillion dollar question

Ten days and $2 trillion -- that's right, with a "tr." How did the Senate get to 96-0? Reporter Marianne LeVine joins host Scott Bland to talk through the past few days of negotiations on Capitol Hill. Plus, Michael Kruse on how the coronavirus task force briefings have become episodes of President Donald Trump's reality TV show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The two trillion dollar question

The political system vs. COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended daily life in the United States. On this week's Nerdcast, we're talking about how the virus is altering politics: from chaotic or canceled 2020 primaries to its reverberations in the White House and on Capitol Hill. Host Scott Bland is joined by reporters Zach Montellaro, Nancy Cook and editor Ben Weyl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The political system vs. COVID-19

COVID-19 and the campaign trail

There's one news story that's eaten all the others: COVID-19. Although the coronavirus has been a public health crisis and major news story for weeks now, this week it became the only story. Scott talks to editorial director Blake Hounshell about President Donald Trump's address to the nation and how the coronavirus is affecting the 2020 presidential race. Then, political reporter Eugene Daniels joins to discuss Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden's strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
COVID-19 and the campaign trail

Mini Tuesday, Biden's not-so-mini wins

Scott Bland talks to reporter Christopher Cadelago about Joe Biden's key wins in the "Mini Tuesday" primaries and how the door is closing on Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Mini Tuesday, Biden's not-so-mini wins

What we learned in a whirlwind 2020 week

POLITICO health care reporter Dan Diamond talks us through the Trump administration's coronavirus response and the many questions being raised about preparedness. Later, campaign reporter Elena Schneider joins Scott to break down Super Tuesday — and the whirlwind week in politics that has the Democratic primary down to just two major candidates: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINMAR 6
Comments
What we learned in a whirlwind 2020 week

Super Tuesday: Biden & Bernie blast off

POLITICO reporters and editors race to get Super Tuesday results up as Joe Biden makes a surprise surge in the delegate count. Plus, Scott Bland and Laura Barrón-López on where things stand after the biggest night of the primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6 MINMAR 4
Comments
Super Tuesday: Biden & Bernie blast off

South Carolina: Biden his time all along

POLITICO's Ryan Lizza joins Scott to talk through Joe Biden's decisive victory in the South Carolina primary -- and whether or not it threatens Bernie Sanders' momentum ahead of Super Tuesday. Plus, we pour one out for Tom Steyer, who taught us that many millions can't fix everything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 MINMAR 1
Comments
South Carolina: Biden his time all along

Mega! Primary! Preview!

POLITICO reporter Eugene Daniels talks Scott Bland through his recent reporting trip to South Carolina, where he caught up with his nana Ruby Brown and dove into the state’s all-important black vote. Plus, he and Scott talk all things Super Tuesday — just days away. Later, POLITICO reporters James Arkin and Ally Mutnick join to highlight the most interesting Senate and House primaries on Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MINFEB 28
Comments
Mega! Primary! Preview!

Debate extra: When in doubt, shout!

POLITICO's Elena Schneider and host Scott Bland break down a key moment in Tuesday night's Democratic Presidential debate: when Bernie Sanders admitted his mistake in voting for immunity for gun manufacturers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MINFEB 26
Comments
Debate extra: When in doubt, shout!
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