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The Bellwether: A podcast by Newsday Opinion

The Bellwether, a podcast by Newsday Opinion's Mark

The Bellwether, a podcast by Newsday Opinion's Mark Chiusano. Credit: Illustration by Matt Davies

An election season podcast hosted by Mark Chiusano, produced by Newsday Opinion.

Episode 1: Will a blue wave hit Long Island?

Introducing Democratic congressional challengers Liuba Grechen Shirley and Perry Gershon, who are hoping to take down Republicans Pete King and ...

Episode 2: Year of the woman on Long Island?

In this episode, The Bellwether looks at the gender dynamic in New York's 2nd Congressional District race. Democratic challenger Liuba ...

Episode 3: Peter King walks into The Dubliner

Peter King is seeking his 14th term in Congress. Episode 3 of The Bellwether looks at some of the ups ...

Episode 4: Suffolk County -- still Trump country?

Episode 4 of The Bellwether looks at what’s happened since Donald Trump won Suffolk County so decisively in 2016. And ...

Episode 5: Rich Schaffer and Andrew Cuomo, Big Fish on Long Island

Episode 5 of The Bellwether looks at the behind-the-scenes influence of powerbrokers on two key Long Island Congressional races. Suffolk ...

Episode 6: The final mile

Episode 6 of The Bellwether looks at the state of the race in the final days before Nov. 6. It ...

Episode 7: Election night recap

Episode 7 of The Bellwether takes you to the Suffolk Democrats’ election night party, where attendees celebrated some State Senate ...

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