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A Solemn Talk With the Man Who Played BoogerA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Was Booger Really a Nerd?Act
Slate / Posted yesterday
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Was Booger Really a Nerd?Actor Curtis Armstrong on the deeper message within Revenge of the Nerds. Why does the movie Revenge of the Nerds continue to resonate today? Because, aside from how funny... Read more
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Musician Ted Leo Has Had Enough of Moderate RepublicansA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Ted Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomT
Slate / Posted 4 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Ted Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomThe musician’s latest album offers a serenity prayer for political obsessives. On The Gist, Mike talks to one of his favorites: Musician Ted Leo discusses letting his... Read more
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Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Personality Test Will Make Your Life EasierA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Which Type Are You?Author Gr
Slate / Posted 5 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Which Type Are You?Author Gretchen Rubin sorts people into four major personality types: Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder. On The Gist, Gretchen Rubin explains why her system of sorting... Read more
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How Do Wrestling and Dumb Jokes Make Smart Comedy?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Late-night talk shows adhere
Slate / Posted 6 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Late-night talk shows adhere to a form: a host behind a desk, pre-produced interviews, and tightly choreographed bits. Chris Gethard wants to break that form apart. With absurd gags like getting... Read more
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Are We Purell-ing Ourselves Into Oblivion?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Do dirty hands make healthie
Slate / Posted 7 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Do dirty hands make healthier bodies? Do germaphobic parents doom their kids to a lifetime of allergies and irritable bowels? This sounds like a question for our favorite game, “Is That Bullshit?”... Read more
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Actor Nnamdi Asomugha’s Three Favorite MoviesA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Nnamdi Asomugha’s Drama Scho
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Nnamdi Asomugha’s Drama SchoolThe former NFL cornerback says football prepared him to be an actor. Former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sees his time in football as a prep course for acting. On The... Read more
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Introducing Sloane Stephens, Your Delightful U.S. Open Championto talk about the rise of the American women at the U.S. Open, where Sloane Ste
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
to talk about the rise of the American women at the U.S. Open, where Sloane Stephens beat Madison Keys in the final. And Mike Pesca of The Gist comes on the show to discuss the Boston Red Sox’s sign-stealing scheme. Here are links to some of the... Read more
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The Incredible Life of Ms. PatA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Patricia Williams Isn’t Joki
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Patricia Williams Isn’t JokingThe comedian known as Ms. Pat started doing standup 15 years ago. Her caseworker got her into it. Standup comic Ms. Pat is used to getting follow-up questions about her... Read more
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Hurricane Rita Might Have Been More Deadly Than Hurricane HarveyA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Three Cheers for HoustonNatu
Slate / Posted 12 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Three Cheers for HoustonNatural disaster experts are marveling at the low death toll in southeast Texas. What accounts for it? Hurricane Harvey has caused a huge amount of property damage, but so... Read more
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Will the Army Corps of Engineers Be Held Accountable for Decisions to Flood Areas of Southeast Texas?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Choosing Who Gets FloodedNPR
Slate / Posted 14 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Choosing Who Gets FloodedNPR’s Wade Goodwyn surveys the damage after Harvey. The nation has weathered another major natural disaster, and the Army Corps of Engineers once again finds itself under... Read more
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With Deals Like This, Is Amazon Really a Big, Bad Monopoly?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is Amazon a Monopoly?NPR’s R
Slate / Posted 18 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is Amazon a Monopoly?NPR’s Robert Smith wonders whether tech giants like Amazon and Google really need to be reined in. On the show, he’ll talk to Lina Khan, whose research encouraging tighter... Read more
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Do Christians Think Too Much About Gay Blow Jobs?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Dan Savage on the Nashville
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Dan Savage on the Nashville StatementYou can only be gay if you give up love and happiness. Girls aren’t taught how to experience sex. The sex talk they get is all about periods and pregnancy. The... Read more
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A Plea to Artists: Stop Making Art About Your Media NarrativeA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Shake It Off, TaylorIs there
Slate / Posted 20 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Shake It Off, TaylorIs there a person underneath all the celebrity angst? Question: What’s the best way to take a vacation in a Communist society? Answer: With utmost utilitarian seriousness, and... Read more
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The Manmade Side of the Tropical Storm Harvey DisasterA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Flood Trap That Houston
Slate / Posted 21 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Flood Trap That Houston BuiltHow unchecked development in the Houston suburbs added to the nightmare of Tropical Storm Harvey. Slate’s Henry Grabar explains how rampant building in the Houston... Read more
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Would You Step Between a Neo-Nazi and the Antifa Members Pummeling Him?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Al Letson was just trying to
Slate / Posted 22 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Al Letson was just trying to cover a demonstration—an anti-hate rally in Berkeley. When he saw a group of balaclava-clad men descend on an apparent right-wing agitator, he jumped into the fray, using... Read more
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Regrettable Sex Isn’t Necessarily Nonconsensual SexA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. America Is Weird About SexWe
Slate / Posted 26 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. America Is Weird About SexWe don’t know how to talk about sex—or teach it. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Understanding sexual consent is complicated. Colleges are working to clarify this issue while... Read more
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Meet the Scientist Who Laid Bare Russia’s Anti-Doping TreacherA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Russia’s Lab RatAmateur cycl
Slate / Posted 28 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Russia’s Lab RatAmateur cyclist Bryan Fogel asked a Russian scientist to help him dope himself. He wound up working with the man who would expose Russia’s anti-doping fraud. Filmmaker Bryan Fogel... Read more
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How Malcolm Gladwell Makes Intellectual MischiefA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Many Theories of Malcolm
Slate / Posted 29 days ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Many Theories of Malcolm GladwellHow does Gladwell justify a character profile, explain a historical oversight, or spice up a story? He hangs a theory on it. Malcolm Gladwell’s hit podcast... Read more
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How MTV Worked Its Magic on the Pop ChartsA daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Year MTV Took Over the C
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. The Year MTV Took Over the ChartsIn 1982, synth-pop came in strong, Hall and Oates crossed over into R&B, and Paul McCartney learned about racial harmony. In 1982, MTV started guiding Billboard’s... Read more
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Is This, Finally, the End of Steve Bannon?A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is This the End of Steve Ban
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca. Is This the End of Steve Bannon? Author Josh Green on the rumors around Trump’s chief strategist. Did Steve Bannon really misunderstand the meaning of off the record during his now-infamous... Read more

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