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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.
42:49 | Aug 11th, 2017
Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "American Eclipse," by David Baron.
43:06 | Aug 10th, 2017
The Sparks gang discusses "American Eclipse" by David Baron, and the solar eclipse coming to the U.S. later this month.
40:43 | Jul 27th, 2017
Jody discusses the rise of forensic DNA with Erin Murphy, professor at New York University and author of the book "Inside the Cell."
30:09 | Jul 18th, 2017
Jody interviews Adam Conover of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything on how his show covers stats heavy topics.
34:31 | Jul 7th, 2017
Christie Aschwanden talks to journalist Charles Ornstein about how he reports on how money can influence doctors.
38:28 | Jul 6th, 2017
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.
40:29 | Jun 2nd, 2017
Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks to Bob Holmes, the author of "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense."
39:34 | Jun 1st, 2017
FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses "Flavor: The science of our most neglected sense," a book by Bob Holmes. They also go flavor tripping.
36:24 | May 18th, 2017
Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her work tracking black bears in the American West.
46:46 | May 5th, 2017
FiveThirtyEight's Christie Aschwanden interviews the author of "The Hunt for Vulcan."
47:49 | May 4th, 2017
What does it take to revise a cold, hard science fact? This monthas Sparks podcast explores that question in the context of aThe Hunt for Vulcana by Thomas Levenson.
36:37 | Apr 20th, 2017
Jody interviews Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller, authors of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work," a chronicle of their summer spent as general managers for the Sonoma Stompers.
28:21 | Apr 12th, 2017
Anna Maria Barry-Jester interviews the author of "An American Sickness: How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back."
50:21 | Apr 6th, 2017
Our science podcast crew discusses the state of American health care, and what consumers can do about it. This month's book: "An American Sickness" by Elisabeth Rosenthal.
32:25 | Mar 23rd, 2017
Jody interviews Arvind Narayanan about the latest in online tracking, and what you can do to shield yourself.
25:39 | Mar 10th, 2017
Jody Avirgan and Carl Bialik discuss research into how we get information and what information we trust.
51:02 | Mar 3rd, 2017
FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker discusses The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome with author Alondra Nelson.
40:54 | Mar 2nd, 2017
This month, we're discussing Alondra Nelson's The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.
38:13 | Feb 17th, 2017
What cell phone metadata can reveal about the patterns of daily live -- and the effect of drone strikes.
38:29 | Feb 2nd, 2017
From the archives, Jody Avirgan and James Hamblin discuss modern medicine, personal health tracking, and why health journalism is broken.
53:10 | Jan 26th, 2017
FiveThirtyEight's Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with author Will Storr about his book "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
40:07 | Jan 19th, 2017
FiveThirtyEight's science team discusses Will Storr's book, "The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the enemies of science."
37:52 | Dec 22nd, 2016
Jody Avirgan and Kate Larue discuss the postcards we received for our "Dear Data" project, and then rerun our original conversation. Check it out: fivethirtyeight.com/deardata
36:48 | Dec 16th, 2016
This month we're discussing Michael Lewis's new book "The Undoing Project." Here he talks with Nate Silver about his work. Be sure to check out part 1!
39:25 | Dec 15th, 2016
Our science team discusses Michael Lewis's new book, which is about the rise of behavioral economics. Check out part 2, coming soon, in which Nate Silver talks with Lewis.
32:26 | Dec 8th, 2016
What's The Point is coming to an end with Jody Avirgan as the host. We discuss what we've learned over the last year and a half. Stay tuned for our next big thing!
30:39 | Dec 2nd, 2016
Adam Conover on the challenge of explaining tough topics - while being funny. Catch "Adam Ruins Everything" on TruTV.
29:13 | Nov 23rd, 2016
In part two of our Thanksgiving special, Anna Maria Barry-Jester talks about the science of food with Kenji Lopez-Alt.
32:46 | Nov 17th, 2016
A Thanksgiving cooking special from our science team as they discuss Kenji Lopez-Alt's "The Food Lab."
30:19 | Nov 5th, 2016
Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with Kayt Sukel about how we define risk, and how to write about it responsibly.
31:48 | Oct 28th, 2016
Our monthly science series looks at why humans make, or don't make, risky choices. Part 2 of this conversation - and interview with author Kayt Sukel - airs next week.
36:01 | Oct 23rd, 2016
Cathy O'Neil discusses her book "Weapons Of Math Destruction," about algorithms that are widespread, harmful, and secretive.
28:09 | Oct 15th, 2016
Julia Angwin of Pro Publica discusses their investigations into "black box" algorithms.
25:23 | Oct 7th, 2016
Carl Bialik discusses a new study that shows how Americans get their information, how they make decisions, and how they change their minds.
26:34 | Sep 29th, 2016
Maggie Koerth-Baker talks with Dr. Patrick Corrigan about the stigma of mental health and how it relates to public figures.
34:10 | Sep 22nd, 2016
Our monthly science series looks at the ethics and laws of discussing and diagnosing the health of political figures. Part 2 of this show airs next week.
36:28 | Sep 16th, 2016
How a digital model can help prevent bear-human conflicts. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant discusses her work in the field, and at the computer.
28:46 | Sep 8th, 2016
From Hot Takedown, how our editor Blythe Terrell used an algorithm to help pick a new NFL team to root for.