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The Gist

The Gist

The Gist

1,184 podcast episodes


Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.

Episodes1 - 10 of 1184 episodes


Encore: Comedian Michael Ian Black Talks Masculinity

The Gist is on hiatus. In the interview from the Gist archives, Mike is joined by auth...

18 minutes
Feb 20, 2021

‘Till the Cows Come Home

On the Gist, #TedFled. In the Interview, his new documentary has been called “jaw-dropp...

31 minutes
Feb 19, 2021

Limbaugh’s Lamentable Legacy

On the Gist, we rush to Limbaugh’s judgment. In the Interview, political and media hist...

37 minutes
Feb 17, 2021

How History Will Remember Trump

On the Gist, Southern cold snap! In the Interview, Sonari Glinton is back! Which means ...

38 minutes
Feb 16, 2021

The Directionless are Misleading

On the Gist, Mike lives for the arguments Trump’s lawyers are making because, well, the...

35 minutes
Feb 12, 2021

When the Victims are the Jurors

On the Gist, exploring the complexities of the personal stakes of the Senators in the T...

40 minutes
Feb 11, 2021

How Trump’s Lawyers Will Defend the Indefensible

On the Gist, the prosecution in Trump’s Impeachment is firing on all cylinders. In the ...

38 minutes
Feb 10, 2021

Belknaps and Bad Lawyers

On the Gist, the Belknap case is clear precedent. In the Interview, it’s round two of v...

32 minutes
Feb 10, 2021

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines and Climate Change with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

On the Gist, ads for “The Big Game” are given the Pesca treatment.  In the Interview, i...

35 minutes
Feb 09, 2021

Taking QAnon Seriously

On the Gist, cost of living and minimum wage around the U.S. In the Interview, journali...

41 minutes
Feb 06, 2021