Slate Money

The Oh Sh*t Edition

Slate Money on why pollsters got it so terribly wrong this year.

Listen to Episode No. 131 of Slate Money:

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On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion; Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction; and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann summarize where we are postelection.

Topics discussed on today’s show:

  • Why markets didn’t crash
  • Trump’s proposed stimulus plan and how it might affect the country
  • This year’s polling data and why predictions were so far off

Come have a beer with us! Slate Money goes live for a special craft beer episode at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Tickets are $25. Go to for tickets and more information.

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Twitter: @felixsalmon, @mathbabedotorg, @JHWeissmann

Production by Zachary Dinerstein.