No One Knows Anything

No One Knows Anything

It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.

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31 min
Apr 21, 2017
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And we’re already sick of special elections.

24 min
Nov 12, 2016
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After many months of asking “Do we know anything?” about this election, we finally have an answer to at least one question: Who will be president?This will be the last episode of the podcast for now. In it, we lay out a roadmap of all the things we d...

21 min
Nov 7, 2016
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What kind of information do you need to project a winner on election night? We talk with Brandon Finnegan, who runs the Decision Desk HQ project, about crowdsourcing vote counts to make calls—and what the consequences of a bad call might be this year. ...

15 min
Nov 2, 2016
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In August, Donald Trump tweeted out a cryptic prediction. He said, "They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT." This episode we’re taking a look at the similarities between the U.S. Presidential election and the Brexit vote. You’ll hear from Tr...

34 min
Oct 29, 2016
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This episode, we're taking a look at how gender and race play into the way we talk about political hair—from scrunchies to combovers to very expensive haircuts. We'll visit an unusual collection of presidential relics that includes hair clipp...

25 min
Oct 25, 2016
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The election will be over in just two weeks. Right now, forecasts at the New York Times, Five Thirty Eight, and the Huffington Post all give Hillary Clinton over an 80% chance of winning. This episode, you'll hear from someone who has been thinkin...

35 min
Oct 18, 2016
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This week we’re talking about something we truly know very little about: Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election—from hacking, to Twitter trolling, to targeted campaigns that question the legitimacy of the U.S. political process. Plus whether or not ...

33 min
Oct 7, 2016
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This episode takes a look at the independent, uncommitted, and unenthusiastic voters who can't—or don't want to—pick a presidential candidate. And we ask how (HOW?) anyone could still be undecided when the two major party candidates are Hilla...

5 min
Oct 5, 2016
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Hannah Jewell, a senior writer for BuzzFeed UK, takes us back in time to appreciate the hottest Vice Presidents in American history. You may not know who they all are, but of the 47 people to be first in the line of succession to the presidency, these ...

23 min
Sep 30, 2016
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This episode, BuzzFeed politics reporter McKay Coppins interviews Utah Senator Mike Lee. Lee is a Tea Party Republican, a Mormon, and an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. McKay talks with him about about all that, and about why Mormon voters in Utah ar...

32 min
Sep 23, 2016
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Debate prep takes many forms: studying, rehearsing, systematically lowering the expectations of voters and the press. This episode, we talk with Lis Smith about how that process works. She worked on Governor O'Malley's debate prep team this y...

55 min
Sep 21, 2016
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A live recording of BuzzFeed Brews at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., with an open conversation about criminal justice reform between Utah Senator Mike Lee, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and BuzzFeed’s Tarini Parti. During this hour-long conversati...

25 min
Sep 19, 2016
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This episode, we're taking a look at the U.S. election from a different perspective: Canada's. You'll hear from BuzzFeed politics reporter and real Canadian Paul McLeod about what's different—and familiar—about his new beat coveri...

28 min
Sep 8, 2016
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Two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton made a speech in Reno, Nevada. In it, she named a group that has been mostly at the fringe of the 2016 presidential campaign: the Alt-Right. This week, we're talking about the Alt-Right movement. What it is, where it...

32 min
Sep 1, 2016
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A candidate’s ground game is everything they do to turn out their voters on election day—from voter registration, to door knocking, to phone calls, to direct mail. It’s tedious and expensive work. But, done well, it can nudge a candidate a few points a...

26 min
Aug 25, 2016
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Parties can change. This week we take a look at the origins of Republican conservatism and whether or not it has anything in common with Donald Trump's political ideology. Plus, BuzzFeed politics editor Katherine Miller talks about her time as a...

32 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Republican national security experts usually spend election season advising their party's candidate on foreign policy issues. But now they're trying to distance themselves as far as they can from Donald Trump. This episode, BuzzFeed's ...

23 min
Jul 28, 2016
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What can you learn about the 2016 election by studying past presidential campaigns? In this episode, Evan talks with Face The Nation host John Dickerson about what's new—and what isn't—about the Trump and Clinton candidacies; with stories abo...

49 min
Jul 27, 2016
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Recorded live at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, this Historical Event features Evan McMorris-Santoro, Another Round's Tracy Clayton, and Internet Explorer's Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos. Plus, an interview with Texas Rep. Joaqu...

21 min
Jul 22, 2016
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Evan talks with BuzzFeed politics editor Katherine Miller about the biggest (and strangest) speeches from the convention this week, and about what kind of message the Republican Party is sending out to voters in the general election.

21 min
Jul 21, 2016
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The RNC in Cleveland is full of law enforcement officers. But protesters? Not so much. This episode, Evan talks with BuzzFeed News reporter Darren Sands about why there are so few people protesting the convention...and about what it's like for the...

23 min
Jul 19, 2016
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On this episode, we talk to some of the people who care the most about what happens this week at the convention: the delegates who are here to unify the Republican Party and get Republicans elected in November. They have a long way to go.

13 min
Jul 18, 2016
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The RNC kicks off today. Here's what BuzzFeed News reporters will be following this week, from primetime speeches to #NeverTrump delegates to protests and security. Guests: BuzzFeed News reporters Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray.

31 min
Jul 17, 2016
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In February of 2014, BuzzFeed News reporter McKay Coppins wrote a piece called "36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump". It was about why Trump never really had—and probably never would—seriously run for president. In this ep...

23 min
Jul 14, 2016
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On Wednesday, Evan checked in with BuzzFeed News reporters Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray, who are in Cleveland this week as Republicans are ramping up for the convention. They talk about the #NeverTrump delegates who are still trying to derail the nomi...

24 min
Jul 7, 2016
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On this episode, Sanders supporters talk about how they're trying to turn a groundbreaking campaign into a lasting political force. The question is: Can progressives and activists for all kinds of causes work together to hold on to the gains they...

21 min
Jun 30, 2016
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Elle Abarca has never voted, even though her sister Anabel has registered hundreds of voters throughout her career in politics. This episode, we talk with Elle and Anabel about how someone becomes a non-voter, even against their best intentions. And we...

12 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Thursday's Supreme Court decision affects millions of undocumented immigrants who are unlikely to be deported, but who can't live the life other people can because they don't have legal status. They're back in limbo, and so are thei...

32 min
Jun 23, 2016
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Opposition researchers are the campaign operatives whose job is to dig into a candidate’s past and find things that voters won’t like. They take that information, and try to turn it into a story about why you should or shouldn't vote for someone. ...

33 min
Jun 16, 2016
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This week, Evan visits a Trump rally in Pittsburgh to find out what it's like to be a Trump supporter, and to ask some of Trump's biggest fans what it means to "Make America Great Again." Guest: BuzzFeed News politics reporter Tari...

18 min
Jun 13, 2016
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Evan interviews BuzzFeed News senior editor Chris Geidner about what we know—and don’t know—about anti-LGBT hate crimes. They talk about why it’s so hard to keep track of those hate crimes, and whether or not law enforcement is getting better at protec...

33 min
Jun 9, 2016
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The Democratic Party is coming out of a contentious primary. And one of the battles was over who gets to call themselves a true progressive. But while the Republicans are rallying behind their presumptive nominee, Democrats remain divided. On this epis...

3 min
Jun 6, 2016
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As the Democratic Primary nears the bitter end, Sanders supporters and Clinton supporters are looking back on a long and divisive nominating process. On Thursday, we'll take a look at how that process is still shaping the party as Democrats head...

36 min
Jun 2, 2016
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In 2015, the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. One year later, LGBT rights are still being challenged in places like North Carolina. This episode tells the story of the state-by-state fight over non-discrimination laws—and how b...

31 min
May 26, 2016
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It's been less than a month since Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, and the Trump-resistant party establishment is already lining up behind him. There won't be a contested convention, there's little talk of a third party...

31 min
May 19, 2016
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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, is a comedian and political satirist turned politician. In a broad-ranging interview taped at the Newseum in downtown D.C., Senator Franken talks with Evan about Bernie Sanders, Trump's fixation on ...

16 min
May 17, 2016
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Evan talks with BuzzFeed Legal Editor Chris Geidner, who interviewed President Obama about civil rights and North Carolina’s “bathroom bill”, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and what a Trump nomination means for Garland’s confirmation hearings.

27 min
May 12, 2016
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Is Hillary Clinton a liberal? This episode, we look at the surprising moments when Clinton has swung to the left on divisive issues, confounding predictions that her campaign would be 100% boring centrism. We’re going to hear the story of one of thos...

26 min
May 5, 2016
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It's time to talk about Donald Trump and the weird world we all live in where he is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. This episode is about the primary that brought us there, and about the convoluted and bumpy nominating process on ...

31 min
Apr 28, 2016
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What goes on in the weird world of campaign surrogates? This episode, we talk about the politicians and celebrities who stump on behalf of actual candidates, and reflect on memorable surrogate moments from this election. Plus, we talk with someone whos...

27 min
Apr 21, 2016
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In 2015, we thought there was no way a presidential candidate could be competitive without being a billionaire or finding one to back their campaign. That was before Bernie Sanders. He has run a real campaign without the one thing experts thought every...

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