Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight. Part of the Panoply Network.
Paul Ryan and other Republicans want the "Nunes memo" released to the public. The thing about that is: It's probably worthless.
Jan 30, 2018
Global warming is causing a gender imbalance in the sea turtle population, with females vastly outnumbering males. Mike talks to two turtles straight from the Great Barrier Reef.
Jan 18, 2018
Mike Pesca is wracked by mouth pain this week, so robots are helping him deliver his thoughts on bizarre cereal trends.
Dec 22, 2017
Slate contributor Seth Stevenson sizes up a Democratic rising star.
Mike imagines an ice-bucket challenge among gun owners.
Why do people explain Trump's behavior as "playing to his base?"
Based on the information available, what can we conclude about the media coverage of terrorism?
Mike weighs to pros and cons of evicting Trump from office.
The Formation of Steven Miller
How many times do we have to explain it?
A CBS Face the Nation voter panel gives Mike something to ponder.
Does President Donald Trump think he could have stopped the Civil War?
Watching CNN go haywire for a pretty banal accident on Capitol Hill. (March 29, 2017)
You're nobody to President Trump until you're somebody. And then, you're not just anybody -- you're everybody.