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The Gist

By Slate

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.

  1. 1.
    The Schoolyard President18 July 2018
    24:46
  2. 2.
    Are You Being Servered? 16 July 2018
    24:14
  3. 3.
    Pardon the Arson13 July 2018
    26:47
  4. 4.
    A Cancer on the Court13 July 2018
    27:49
  5. 5.
    Gridiron Man11 July 2018
    31:05
  6. 6.
    Don't Forget About Sex11 July 2018
    30:35
  7. 7.
    The Hole Picture10 July 2018
    27:30
  8. 8.
    Just Use My Data, People7 July 2018
    24:13
  1. 9.
    How Quickly We Forget6 July 2018
    28:54
  2. 10.
    Song, Dance, and Confirmation3 July 2018
    26:51
  3. 11.
    Shameless Mitch3 July 2018
    24:34
  4. 12.
    In 12,000 Words30 June 2018
    32:36
  5. 13.
    Does Authenticity Matter?29 June 2018
    23:15
  6. 14.
    The Self-Sufficiency Court28 June 2018
    26:58
  7. 15.
    The Unpopular Vote and a Few Justices27 June 2018
    25:32
  8. 16.
    The New Rules of Civility26 June 2018
    27:28
  9. 17.
    Who Needs Subtext, Anway22 June 2018
    29:49
  10. 18.
    A Song You Can Graduate To21 June 2018
    26:58
  11. 19.
    Quitters Can’t Be Leaders20 June 2018
    21:33
  12. 20.
    Polarization Nation19 June 2018
    32:43
  13. 21.
    Oh, Stephen19 June 2018
    23:58
  14. 22.
    The Heisenberg Presidency15 June 2018
    29:47
  15. 23.
    When Border Policy Crosses the Line15 June 2018
    29:18
  16. 24.
    Cup of Corruption13 June 2018
    27:53
  17. 25.
    Summit Skeptical12 June 2018
    35:40
  18. 26.
    G-7 Hangover12 June 2018
    29:05
  19. 27.
    Comedians Can Be Well-Adjusted, Too8 June 2018
    29:38
  20. 28.
    #MeToo and McYoga8 June 2018
    31:49
  21. 29.
    James Clapper: Yeah, Russia Swung the Election6 June 2018
    25:15
  22. 30.
    So You Think You Know About Race6 June 2018
    26:04
  23. 31.
    Shots Fired, but Not Really5 June 2018
    29:16
  24. 32.
    It's Not Just You1 June 2018
    26:06
  25. 33.
    Folks, We’re Talking About the C-Word1 June 2018
    26:33
  26. 34.
    Our Trade Snore With China 30 May 2018
    24:24
  27. 35.
    Chris Gethard Can't Fake It29 May 2018
    31:24
  28. 36.
    Ratatouille Got It Wrong26 May 2018
    27:56
  29. 37.
    Deal With Fake News Yourself, Facebook24 May 2018
    30:01
  30. 38.
    Thanks for Protesting … Now Stop23 May 2018
    28:51
  31. 39.
    Girls Rule, and Boys Think They Rule More23 May 2018
    29:50
  32. 40.
    Two-Party Problems22 May 2018
    26:30
  33. 41.
    Breaking Up Comedy's Boys Club 18 May 2018
    44:21
  34. 42.
    Becky Hammon's Next Big Shot18 May 2018
    29:30
  35. 43.
    Disconnecting the Dots in Israel17 May 2018
    33:21
  36. 44.
    Introducing Upon Further Review15 May 2018
    28:13
  37. 45.
    Does Your Face Need a Workout?14 May 2018
    30:15
  38. 46.
    Why Putin Matters12 May 2018
    33:19
  39. 47.
    The Long, Long Road of Tiger Woods10 May 2018
    27:06
  40. 48.
    Some Interrogation9 May 2018
    29:15
  41. 49.
    Donald and the Don9 May 2018
    34:55
  42. 50.
    Jake Tapper's Very Particular Kind of Escapism8 May 2018
    34:07
  43. 51.
    The Dangerous Hits of 1991 4 May 2018
    31:51
  44. 52.
    Call of Rudy 24 May 2018
    25:57
  45. 53.
    Gen. Michael Hayden3 May 2018
    30:51
  46. 54.
    How We Screwed Over Puerto Rico2 May 2018
    29:51
  47. 55.
    A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing1 May 2018
    27:07
  48. 56.
    ISIS Isn't Done With27 April 2018
    20:35
  49. 57.
    Old Man Donald27 April 2018
    29:16
  50. 58.
    Korematsu, Revisited?26 April 2018
    25:04
  51. 59.
    The Plain Prince24 April 2018
    33:36
  52. 60.
    The State of State24 April 2018
    31:35
  53. 61.
    The Zen of Cohen21 April 2018
    32:25
  54. 62.
    Comey Can't Confess19 April 2018
    18:50
  55. 63.
    A Fuller Obituary for Barbara Bush18 April 2018
    27:33
  56. 64.
    The Taint Team Cometh17 April 2018
    25:38
  57. 65.
    James Comey's Ego Trip17 April 2018
    29:00
  58. 66.
    Chemistry No More14 April 2018
    28:23
  59. 67.
    "I Never Said That"12 April 2018
    23:11
  60. 68.
    Tax Cut Conundrum12 April 2018
    22:44
  61. 69.
    It's Regulation Time10 April 2018
    27:41
  62. 70.
    Zuck Everlasting9 April 2018
    26:50
  63. 71.
    Andrew Cuomo's Pun Problem6 April 2018
    29:36
  64. 72.
    Kevin Williamson Dies by the Sword5 April 2018
    35:40
  65. 73.
    Oh Good, It Was Just a Handgun4 April 2018
    27:06
  66. 74.
    Shulkin Be Sulkin'3 April 2018
    20:40
  67. 75.
    Clinging to Guns Is Our Religion2 April 2018
    31:05
  68. 76.
    In Defense of the Pun31 March 2018
    25:42
  69. 77.
    On Conservative Voices30 March 2018
    24:49
  70. 78.
    Know Thy Enemy29 March 2018
    24:19
  71. 79.
    Corruption Just Isn't Telegenic28 March 2018
    25:59
  72. 80.
    Hitler's Art Dealer27 March 2018
    27:31
  73. 81.
    Spies Are People Too24 March 2018
    34:21
  74. 82.
    As Statues Fall, Racism Stays23 March 2018
    20:44
  75. 83.
    This Storm Ain't Brewing22 March 2018
    30:36
  76. 84.
    Will Democracy Survive Trump?21 March 2018
    24:09
  77. 85.
    Are Receipts Toxic?19 March 2018
    18:42
  78. 86.
    The Year Groove Went Mainstream17 March 2018
    29:30
  79. 87.
    Hot or Not: Presidents' Edition15 March 2018
    23:29
  80. 88.
    The Rogue at State15 March 2018
    27:29
  81. 89.
    The Heroes of Colombia14 March 2018
    31:07
  82. 90.
    Russian Doping, Revisited12 March 2018
    30:35
  83. 91.
    North Korea Is Setting the Table10 March 2018
    30:20
  84. 92.
    No Rules for the Wicked9 March 2018
    20:44
  85. 93.
    Guns, Controlled8 March 2018
    27:15
  86. 94.
    The Scapegoat in Chinatown 7 March 2018
    27:30
  87. 95.
    Ben Carson's Not Worth the Outrage6 March 2018
    28:20
  88. 96.
    Rejecting Jared3 March 2018
    26:31
  89. 97.
    Watching for a Backtrack2 March 2018
    26:05
  90. 98.
    Heal Thyself, Dana Loesch1 March 2018
    32:36
  91. 99.
    The Abbreviated Highlight Reel of Stacey Dash28 February 2018
    32:07
  92. 100.
    Dissing Dianne Feinstein27 February 2018
    30:26
  93. 101.
    Don't Fall for It23 February 2018
    27:40
  94. 102.
    Who Can Check Big Tech?23 February 2018
    30:08
  95. 103.
    The World Is Coming Up Roses22 February 2018
    32:06
  96. 104.
    Free Money City21 February 2018
    28:01
  97. 105.
    Ban the AR-1517 February 2018
    26:33
  98. 106.
    Which Side Are You On?16 February 2018
    28:27
  99. 107.
    Runaway Military Spending15 February 2018
    23:16
  100. 108.
    Spoon-Fed by the Feds14 February 2018
    26:31
  101. 109.
    Don’t Call It a White House Shake-Up13 February 2018
    25:36
  102. 110.
    Dumb About Deficits10 February 2018
    25:06
  103. 111.
    Is the Iran Deal a Dud?9 February 2018
    23:23
  104. 112.
    The Longest War Is Lost8 February 2018
    26:32
  105. 113.
    America Adrift7 February 2018
    28:34
  106. 114.
    Phil Rosenthal Eats the World6 February 2018
    30:53
  107. 115.
    Philly vs. Boston3 February 2018
    28:42
  108. 116.
    LBJ, Reconsidered1 February 2018
    24:08
  109. 117.
    We Still Have No U.S. Ambassador to South Korea1 February 2018
    30:43
  110. 118.
    When All the Jobs Are Gone31 January 2018
    27:06
  111. 119.
    The Scholarly Kareem Abdul-Jabbar30 January 2018
    25:05
  112. 120.
    Good Night, Portlandia27 January 2018
    31:33
  113. 121.
    He Got Trump’s Taxes26 January 2018
    28:28
  114. 122.
    Odds, Ends, and Senators25 January 2018
    31:32
  115. 123.
    MSG Is A-OK24 January 2018
    30:14
  116. 124.
    The Dems Have a Bad Hand23 January 2018
    25:18
  117. 125.
    One Year Down20 January 2018
    31:00
  118. 126.
    Busted: A Gist Productions Parody19 January 2018
    27:23
  119. 127.
    Wait and CR18 January 2018
    26:03
  120. 128.
    Nukes and Crannies17 January 2018
    30:39
  121. 129.
    Teenage Brains Are Just Different13 January 2018
    22:30
  122. 130.
    Is Trump Insane? Does It Matter?12 January 2018
    28:55
  123. 131.
    A Cry for Self-Help11 January 2018
    26:41
  124. 132.
    Radio Reconciliation10 January 2018
    30:40
  125. 133.
    What to Make of Fire and Fury9 January 2018
    26:45
  126. 134.
    Going for Gridiron6 January 2018
    34:57
  127. 135.
    Move to the Center or Keep on Losing5 January 2018
    32:05
  128. 136.
    Killed, Then Counted4 January 2018
    27:34
  129. 137.
    Behind the Scenes of Slow Burn3 January 2018
    28:10
  130. 138.
    It’s Fan Service or Bust30 December 2017
    28:09
  131. 139.
    Your Brain Is Bad With Money29 December 2017
    33:22
  132. 140.
    Hobby Lobby Is Just Getting Started28 December 2017
    30:56
  133. 141.
    Deplorables and Snowflakes23 December 2017
    31:59
  134. 142.
    Tax Bill Ballyhoo22 December 2017
    26:01
  135. 143.
    Trickle Down Now21 December 2017
    27:55
  136. 144.
    Behind the Scenes at The Daily20 December 2017
    31:55
  137. 145.
    Don’t Worry if Baby Turns Orange19 December 2017
    25:30
  138. 146.
    Jeff Ross Got Bored, So He Got Political15 December 2017
    32:37
  139. 147.
    Revisiting Another Democratic Wave 15 December 2017
    18:12
  140. 148.
    The Underdog and the Bully14 December 2017
    24:21
  141. 149.
    It’s Partisanship, Stupid12 December 2017
    28:00
  142. 150.
    The Abortion Fight Led Us Here12 December 2017
    25:09
  143. 151.
    Drama in Alabama8 December 2017
    27:41
  144. 152.
    Can You Win as the Party of Purity?8 December 2017
    23:29
  145. 153.
    Next Falls Franken?7 December 2017
    26:52
  146. 154.
    The Boys Club on the Bus6 December 2017
    29:50
  147. 155.
    Pete Souza’s Photo Synthesis5 December 2017
    26:56
  148. 156.
    Bob Saget Doesn’t Think He’s That Raunchy2 December 2017
    26:10
  149. 157.
    Life Is Like Pachinko1 December 2017
    26:35
  150. 158.
    A Founding Fathers Bromance 29 November 2017
    36:00
  151. 159.
    The Problem With America’s Rich28 November 2017
    32:55
  152. 160.
    Is Neocon Nation-Building Done For?28 November 2017
    29:36
  153. 161.
    Dana Gould’s Take on Horror23 November 2017
    23:29
  154. 162.
    The Anti-War Candidate Was Invented in 196822 November 2017
    27:04
  155. 163.
    What’s Next for Zimbabwe?21 November 2017
    21:00
  156. 164.
    At Home With Gilbert Gottfried17 November 2017
    30:18
  157. 165.
    The Nazi-Busting Woman Erased by History17 November 2017
    32:20
  158. 166.
    People Power Beats the Courts16 November 2017
    22:36
  159. 167.
    Putting the Con in Economics15 November 2017
    35:36
  160. 168.
    Prisons of Profit14 November 2017
    24:15
  161. 169.
    The Family Man11 November 2017
    28:06
  162. 170.
    Why Bush 41 Was the Anti-Trump9 November 2017
    24:28
  163. 171.
    About Last Night9 November 2017
    24:41
  164. 172.
    The Paradox of Black Patriotism8 November 2017
    24:45
  165. 173.
    Lynn Novick on Making The Vietnam War7 November 2017
    30:10
  166. 174.
    Free to Be You and #MeToo4 November 2017
    25:08
  167. 175.
    Get Inside the Brain of Michael Rapaport2 November 2017
    23:23
  168. 176.
    Talk Like a Pirate (Party) Day2 November 2017
    27:08
  169. 177.
    Putting Dr. Seuss on the Couch1 November 2017
    23:06
  170. 178.
    Scared to Death?30 October 2017
    22:34
  171. 179.
    Sen. Cory Booker Has a Message for Pot Smokers27 October 2017
    28:13
  172. 180.
    Fellas We Frolicked With26 October 2017
    24:59
  173. 181.
    Jacob Weisberg on the Steele Dossier25 October 2017
    23:20
  174. 182.
    Jeff Bezos Isn’t King24 October 2017
    26:18
  175. 183.
    A Show for Mere Mortals24 October 2017
    30:00
  176. 184.
    Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald20 October 2017
    32:27
  177. 185.
    Flags Tell Fibs19 October 2017
    27:22
  178. 186.
    Falling for the Gambler’s Fallacy18 October 2017
    24:55
  179. 187.
    The Stupid Genius of Dexter Guff18 October 2017
    31:48
  180. 188.
    Sarah Kliff on the Big Questions17 October 2017
    32:56
  181. 189.
    Why Now With the Weinstein Stories?14 October 2017
    29:26
  182. 190.
    The Shia LaBeouf of Islam12 October 2017
    28:29
  183. 191.
    Oklahoma Is Not OK11 October 2017
    24:44
  184. 192.
    Made-Up Cabaret10 October 2017
    24:33
  185. 193.
    Masha Gessen, Putin Whisperer 6 October 2017
    28:12
  186. 194.
    Facebook’s Data Monopoly6 October 2017
    24:44
  187. 195.
    You Poor Seoul4 October 2017
    25:36
  188. 196.
    The Presidency is Impossible3 October 2017
    23:55
  189. 197.
    The Rage Was Already There2 October 2017
    27:45
  190. 198.
    Kurt Andersen’s History of American Wackadoodles29 September 2017
    33:28
  191. 199.
    Recentering American Politics29 September 2017
    26:26
  192. 200.
    It’s Time to Rethink Puerto Rico 27 September 2017
    23:54

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