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Slate
Al Gore on How to Persuade Republicans on Climate ChangeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Al Gore, Ever HopefulThe for
Slate / Posted yesterday
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Al Gore, Ever HopefulThe former vice president returns with a sequel to his climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. If things had gone well, America would still be in the Paris Agreement... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Speed listening — efficient, blasphemous or just nutty?at 2x. … That said, if I found out that someone was listening to one of my show
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
at 2x. … That said, if I found out that someone was listening to one of my shows at high speed, I'd be highly offended." Mike Pesca, "The Gist" — "Team Eric times two ... Even 'S-Town' or 'Serial' are quite enjoyable at 2x." Alex Blumberg,... Read more
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Slate
Comedy Writer Mike Sacks Uncovers a Cult ClassicA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Unearthing a Cult ClassicCom
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Unearthing a Cult ClassicComedy writer Mike Sacks on the 40th anniversary of the Dixie-fried action caper Stinker Lets Loose. Mike Sacks is not just a comedian; he’s also a comedy historian. This... Read more
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Is Handwriting Analysis Nonsense?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Garbage Art of Handwriti
Slate / Posted 3 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Garbage Art of Handwriting AnalysisThe Gist’s resident guff detector Maria Konnikova returns to look at the (appropriately) lost art of graphology. Maria Konnikova returns to look at a tool... Read more
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Why Does It Feel Like the U.S. Is Asleep at the Wheel?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Tyler Cowen Fears for Our Fu
Slate / Posted 4 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Tyler Cowen Fears for Our FutureAn economist’s diagnosis of our societal torpor. Economist Tyler Cowen is disdainful of social media, heartened by recent immigrants, and wary of pot. He thinks that,... Read more
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Slate
How Magicians Assisted the Filming of David Lowery’s A Ghost StoryA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Haunted by A Ghost StoryHow
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Haunted by A Ghost StoryHow a classic Halloween costume inspired one of the most profound films of the year. Director David Lowery has made one of the most remarkable films of 2017 so far, and he’s... Read more
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Slate
Why Are So Many Liberal Democracies on the Rocks?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Look at All the Struggling D
Slate / Posted 10 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Look at All the Struggling DemocraciesFinancial Times columnist Edward Luce introduces us to a new word: oikophobia, fear of fellow countrymen. It’s not that things are so terribly bad right now,... Read more
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How the Don Jr. Email Story Provides a Classic Example of the Prisoner’s DilemmaA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Ben Wittes on the Latest New
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Ben Wittes on the Latest News BombHow bad are Don Jr.’s emails? Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes on the latest #ENSH (errant national security horses---) and the brewing scandal surrounding Donald Trump... Read more
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Seth Masket on Why Twitter Should Drop TrumpA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Twitter Should Drop Trump Al
Slate / Posted 12 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Twitter Should Drop Trump AlreadyPolitical scientist Seth Masket argues the harassment, the trolling, and the misinformation need to stop now. The jobs report has been good, the U.S. isn’t in a... Read more
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Slate
What’s So Great About an Ombudsman?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Daniel Okrent did not have a
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Daniel Okrent did not have a lot of fun as the first public editor for the New York Times. “I was like internal affairs in a police department,” said Okrent. “Nobody liked to see me coming.” That... Read more
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Why Bridgegate Wasn’t the Most Consequential Blunder of Gov. Chris Christie’s TermA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Chris Christie’s Biggest Mis
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Chris Christie’s Biggest MistakeNo, it wasn’t Bridgegate. Or Beachgate. Gov. Chris Christie’s time in the national spotlight has been full of bloopers. But no goof appears as consequential as his... Read more
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Slate
Eddie Izzard’s New Memoir Covers His Life of ExtremesA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Incredible Eddie Izzard
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Incredible Eddie Izzard A conversation with the famed comedian, author, runner, and one-day-only concert pianist. Eddie Izzard once thought about playing piano for a living. He’s done one... Read more
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Slate
What Have We Been Getting Wrong About Our Emotions?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Invisibilia Questions Your E
Slate / Posted 22 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Invisibilia Questions Your EmotionsThe hosts of NPR’s hit podcast say there’s been a quiet revolution in the way we understand our feelings. NPR’s Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel explain what they... Read more
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Slate
Don Winslow on Writing Crime Fiction in the Age of Black Lives MatterA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Writing Cop Fiction in the A
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Writing Cop Fiction in the Age of Black Lives MatterDon Winslow on the deep research that goes into writing modern crime fiction. Crime writer Don Winslow says writing a novel about cops and cartels... Read more
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Slate
Anne Helen Petersen on Her Deep, Rigorous Study of CelebrityA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Rise and Reign of Unruly
Slate / Posted 26 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Rise and Reign of Unruly WomenIn her new book, author Anne Helen Petersen on how our culture treats women defying norms. Anne Helen Petersen has made a career on the rigorous, deep, academic... Read more
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Slate
Jeremy McCarter on America’s Young RadicalsA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Do Radicals Change the World
Slate / Posted 29 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Do Radicals Change the World?Author Jeremy McCarter on the five people who changed the course of America in 1917. Author Jeremy McCarter (co-writer of Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel... Read more
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Slate
Scaachi Koul Stands by Her “Not White and Not Male” GibeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Scaachi Koul. Scaachi Koul,
Slate / Posted 30 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Scaachi Koul. Scaachi Koul, a writer for BuzzFeed, talks about growing up as a brown girl in Canada’s “Cowtown,” and how she set off a tweetstorm by soliciting job applications from writers who are... Read more

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