Jody Avirgan

Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) makes podcasts for FiveThirtyEight, the data-journalism site founded by Nate Silver and owned by ESPN.

He hosts the the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast and the weekly show What's the Point, which looks at how data and algorithms affect our lives. Before joining FiveThirtyEight, he was a producer at WNYC radio in New York City. He's worked with On The Media, Freakonomics, Radiolab and others. He hosts the comedy/storytelling show Ask Roulette, with regular live shows in New York City and occasional shows elsewhere.


The Real Dean Scream

In 2004, Howard Dean's presidential run fell apart, punctuated by an incredibly strange sound he made onstage at the Iowa caucus.