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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.


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29:26 | Aug 29th, 2017

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, usin...Show More
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Loved hearing Andrea Silenzi bring Whaboom onto The Gist. Also, shout out to Rose Buddies! 😊

40:18 | Jun 5th

On the Gist, Joey Baloney. In the interview, New School Professor and MSNBC contributor, Maya Wiley is here. She is also the former chair of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board - an independent ov...Show More
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31:23 | Jun 5th

On the Gist, what’s happening in Omaha. In the interview, Slate’s Joel Anderson is here to talk with Mike about the parallels between the current protests and those in Ferguson, MO. They discuss the d...Show More

36:43 | Jun 3rd

On the Gist, Mark Esper’s lost honor. In the interview, Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, author, and the editor-at-large of America magazine, a journal of faith and culture, joins Mike to talk about...Show More

38:26 | Jun 3rd

On the Gist, daytime and nighttime America. In the interview, the Atlantic’s David Frum joins Mike to talk about his Trumpocracy follow-up, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. Frum explains t...Show More
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