What's The Point
Online publication FiveThirtyEight is the brainchild of journalist, statistician andusually-very-good-at-predicting-things Nate Silver. The site is interested - as is Silver himself - in telling gripping stories through data, and this podcast, one among a small slate of FiveThirtyEight shows, features and extends on those stories. Thirty- to forty-five-minute episodes feature expert guests in conversation with host Jody Avirgan, and cover a wide range of subjects, from gut health to show dogs to gun violence.
Gateway episodes: #31 Don't Drink The Water (28 Jan 2016) / #39 Let's Move To The Country (24 Mar 2016) / #44 An Unusual Pattern (5 May 2016) / #54.1 A Week of Conversation About Gun Deaths (13 Jul 2016)