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Teens Don’t Join ISIS Because of Religion. They Do It Because of Their Brains.A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Teenage Brains Are Just Diff
Slate / Posted 10 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Teenage Brains Are Just DifferentWe’re still learning about how the mind of an adolescent is only half-baked. On The Gist, Mike examines Trump’s bottom-of-the-barrel statements on immigration. In... Read more
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Stop Wasting Time Asking Whether Trump Is Mentally FitA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is Trump Insane? Does It Mat
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is Trump Insane? Does It Matter?Grill him for his deeds, not his ditzy moments. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On The Gist, Mike skewers a columnist for concluding that... Read more
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How to Read Self-Help Books Without Suffering From Self-HatredA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. A Cry for Self-HelpBooks tha
Slate / Posted 12 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. A Cry for Self-HelpBooks that promise “a new you” often don’t cure us, but they sure can expose our greatest anxieties. On The Gist, a brief look at what Norway is doing right. In the interview, we... Read more
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Popular Opinion Shapes Our Own, and More Than We Might LikeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Radio ReconciliationRwanda’s
Slate / Posted 13 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Radio ReconciliationRwanda’s radio programming fueled the country’s infamous genocide in 1994. Could it also help it heal? On The Gist, Joe Arpaio’s life after pardon. In the interview, MacArthur... Read more
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Fire and Fury Might Stretch the Truth, but It’s Fueling a Necessary Conversation on President TrumpA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. What to Make of Fire and Fur
Slate / Posted 14 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. What to Make of Fire and FuryNPR’s media correspondent says Michael Wolff’s new book is kicking off a more honest conversation on the president’s fitness to hold office. On The Gist, Sen. Lindsey... Read more
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The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals Were Open to Hiring a Woman to Coach. Jen Welter Took Them Up On It.A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Going for Gridiron Jen Welte
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Going for Gridiron Jen Welter grew up without female role models in the NFL. Then she joined the Arizona Cardinals. On The Gist, third-party voters should answer for Donald Trump’s terrible policies... Read more
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To Win Big in the Midterms, Dems Have to Let (Some) of Their Candidates Move to the CenterA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Move to the Center or Keep o
Slate / Posted 18 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Move to the Center or Keep on LosingIf Democrats want to win back the blue-collar vote, they may need a bigger tent. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On The Gist, Mike wonders... Read more
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Police Killed More Than 1,100 People Last Year. What Can the Data Tell Us?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Killed, Then CountedPolice k
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Killed, Then CountedPolice killed more than 1,100 people last year. And yes, there’s a racial disparity. On The Gist, Mike calls foul on the mashup terms used to describe big weather events, such as... Read more
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It Took a Perfect Storm to Bring Nixon’s Presidency Down. There’s No Guarantee Another Will Come for Donald Trump.A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Behind the Scenes of Slow Bu
Slate / Posted 20 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Behind the Scenes of Slow BurnSlate podcasters Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons on how Watergate fever compares to today’s investigations into Russia and the 2016 election. On The Gist, Mike tips his... Read more
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How Many Seventh-Grade Basketball Players Would It Take to Beat LeBron James?special conundrums episode of Slate’s sports podcast. Listen to Hang Up and Li
Slate / Posted 21 days ago
special conundrums episode of Slate’s sports podcast. Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen and join the discussion of... Read more
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Why Anjelah Johnson Isn’t Doing Trump Jokes Just YetA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. It’s Fan Service or BustSome
Slate / Posted 24 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. It’s Fan Service or BustSome comedians have a “kill or be killed” relationship with their audiences. Anjelah Johnson just gives them what they want. On The Gist, Mike is down with feminism but... Read more
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Everybody Wants You to Spend More Money. Don’t.A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Your Brain Is Bad With Money
Slate / Posted 25 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Your Brain Is Bad With MoneyBut being aware of that can help you spend it more wisely (or better yet, save it). On The Gist, Mike says goodbye to Roy Moore yet again, after an Alabama judge rejected... Read more
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Hobby Lobby’s Famous 2014 Supreme Court Win Was the Start of a CrusadeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Hobby Lobby Is Just Getting
Slate / Posted 26 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Hobby Lobby Is Just Getting StartedThe chain’s evangelical founders are spending millions on putting the Bible at the center of American life. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On... Read more
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If Liberals Are in a Bubble, Where Are Conservatives?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Deplorables and SnowflakesKe
Slate / Posted a month ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Deplorables and SnowflakesKen Stern thinks we should quit it with the name-calling. On The Gist, Ken Stern explains why the deplorable label doesn’t sit well with him, even if it’s defensible. Stern... Read more
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Here’s Why We Think the Tax Bill Won’t Prompt a Hiring SpreeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Tax Bill BallyhooWhy Trump’s
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Tax Bill BallyhooWhy Trump’s economic predictions don’t pass the smell test. On The Gist, why the Republican tax overhaul is unlikely to spur hiring. Michael Carpenter explains what we lose when... Read more
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