Nate Silver


Nate Silver appears in the following:

Chicken or Egg? Media Pull Versus Push

Friday, October 30, 2015

Do candidates get more coverage because they're polling well, or do they poll well because they get more coverage? We're teaming up with FiveThirtyEight to search for an answer.

Nate Silver: Forecasts and Odds

Friday, November 02, 2012

Statistician and FiveThirtyEight blogger for The New York Times Nate Silver talks about forecasting elections, and the weather, plus his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't.

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Forecasting Tuesday

Friday, November 02, 2012

Less than a week before the election, many observers across the political spectrum say that they believe a victory for President Obama is highly likely. Others say that it's reckless to predict the future with any kind of certainty. Nate Silver of the New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog explains to Brooke the difference between forecasting and fortune-telling, and defends his belief that an Obama win seems probable. 

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Nate Silver on Making Predictions

Monday, October 08, 2012

Nate Silver looks at how predictions are made, and why experts and laypeople both mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. He explains that overconfidence is often the reason for failure, and if our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can too. In The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA.

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Nate Silver on the Pitfalls of Prediction

Friday, October 05, 2012

Nate Silver is something of an authority on political forecasting. In 2008, his blog FiveThirtyEight correctly predicted the outcome of the presidential race in 49 out of 50 states. (In that same election, he was also right about all 35 senate races.) Bob sits down with Silver to talk about the 2012 election as well as his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

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Nate Silver on the Science of Prediction

Monday, October 01, 2012

Political junkies, economists, baseball scouts, meteorologists, and basically everyone else in the world is constantly trying to predict the future. And yet with the overwhelming amou...

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Nate Silver on NY-26

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nate Silver, blogger for The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discusses the outcome of yesterday's special election in New York's 26th Congressional district.

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The Big Picture: Incumbents

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our election series The Big Picture takes a look at the incumbents running for re-election and why many of them may be at risk of losing their seats. Nate Silver, of the New York Times' blog FiveThirtyEight, joins us to discuss some of the most heated races in the nation.

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Closing in on the Midterms

Friday, October 15, 2010

Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, and Nate Silver, blogger for the New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the most interesting midterm races around the country.

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And the Nominees are…

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nate Silver, blogger for the New York TimesFive Thirty Eight blog, and Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discuss the results of primaries across the country.

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Talking Politics: Amy Walter and Nate Silver

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Amy Walter, political director of ABC News, and Nate Silver, the man behind The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the November mid-term elections and the latest stories in politics.

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First Day in the City

Monday, March 29, 2010

New York Magazine’s senior editor David Haskell edited the book My First New York, a collection of the stories of notable NYC transplants and their first experience in the city. Contributors Nate Silver, of, and Andre Aciman talk about their “first New Yorks”.

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Boston Tea Party

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yesterday's victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts' special election may have big implications for the national Democratic agenda. Nate Silver of breaks down the vote and the lessons learned. Then, Trudy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review, and Richard Parker, lecturer in public policy at ...

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Year One

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

President Obama took office exactly one year ago today. David Sanger, Matt Miller and John Heilemann discuss Obama’s first year. Nate Silver breaks down what took place in the Massachusetts special election yesterday. And, it’s the beginning of year one for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly discusses ...

Crunching The Oscars

Friday, February 20, 2009

Nate Silver, political number-cruncher extraordinaire for Five Thirty Eight, has put his statistical analysis to the test and come up with predictions for this Sunday's Oscar awards.

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Crunching the Oscars with Nate Silver

Friday, February 20, 2009

Nate Silver and his blog, gained prominence during the 2008 election, when his predictions came closer to the outcome than what any seasoned pollster or pundit had...


New Era

Friday, February 20, 2009

Richard Florida looks at how the recession will reshape not just the American economy, but the fundamental demographics of the country. How will New York fare in the new economic order? Plus, inside info from NYC Scout; Joe Nocera on nationalizing the banks; Nate Silver's Oscar picks; and crowdsourcing lunch.

Roundtable discussion on the stimulus vote

Thursday, January 29, 2009

President Obama's $819 billion stimulus plan passed the House last night. Despite the new president’s calls for bipartisanship, all House Republicans and eleven Democrats opposed the ...


Running the numbers on Congress

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Blogger Nate Silver made his name by using his skills as a baseball statistician to call the presidential race for Obama back in March. His site— became the go-to s...


Swing States

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nate Silver, founder of political website, talks about what states are in play in the presidential election and how the swing state map has changed.

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