The Gist behind the scenes: Host Mike Pesca and senior producer Andrea Silenzi reveal how the daily podcast is made.

How Is Slate’s Podcast The Gist Made? We Followed Mike Pesca Around for a Day to Find Out.

How Is Slate’s Podcast The Gist Made? We Followed Mike Pesca Around for a Day to Find Out.

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May 27 2015 11:40 AM
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A Day in the Life

A behind-the-scenes look into how Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist, is made.

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Mike Pesca and Andrea Silenzi.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Lisa Larson-Walker.

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What goes into the making of Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist? We followed host Mike Pesca and senior producer Andrea Silenzi for an entire day to see what goes on during a typical day in The Gist, from interviewing to brainstorming, Spiel-ing, and more.