Nate Silver

Nate Silver, co-host of the Risky Business podcast, is the founder and former editor-in-chief (2008-2023) of FiveThirtyEight, which was published by The New York Times, ESPN, and ABC News. FiveThirtyEight first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when Nate correctly predicted the results of the presidential election in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of 50 states.

He is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t, which reached #2 on the Amazon bestseller list and won the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. He is now at work on a new book, On The Edge, about gambling and risk, to be published in 2024. Nate has over $800,000 in lifetime poker tournament earnings and in 2022-2023 ranked in the top 300 players in the world in the Global Poker Index. He has several honorary degrees, has been in the Time 100, and ranked as Fast Company’s #1 of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 He recently launched the newsletter Silver Bulletin.