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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

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This week we learn the truth behind Carl Diggler, the internet's most successful election forecaster. And a special Yes Yes No featuring comedian/actor/podcaster Jason Mantzoukas. Further Listening Jason Mantzoukas' How Did This Get Made Podcast Further Reading Virgil on Twitter Felix on Twitter Columns by Carl Diggler Superforecasting The Good Judgment Project @SatelliteHigh's YesYesNo Tweet @RoyCalbeck's YesYesNo Tweet Sponsors Mailchimp Ministry of Supply Squarespace

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