The Gist
The Gist
Dec. 1 2016 6:58 PMDissecting the Carrier DealAaron Renn of the Manhattan Institute on Trump’s first deal as president-elect.
Nov. 29 2016 4:48 PMWhy Working People Left the DemocratsAuthor Thomas Frank says the Democratic Party deserted labor years ago, and he sees little sign of a course correction.
Nov. 23 2016 5:50 PMRevenge of the Music NerdsYear after year, musicians like Chic wither on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now the hall is inviting more critics to vote.
Nov. 22 2016 6:50 PMA Former Breitbart Star Takes On Steve BannonBen Shapiro used to be a writer for Breitbart. Now, he’s an enemy of the alt-right.
Nov. 21 2016 2:47 PMHere’s What We’ve Noticed About BrexitThe Gist talks to comedian Josie Long about weird-sounding place names.
Nov. 17 2016 6:28 PMCan Jared Kushner Really Get Top-Secret Intel?Slate’s Fred Kaplan on the rumored Trump plan to give family members national security clearance.
Nov. 15 2016 7:06 PMThe Liberal Hegemony of Pop CultureNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat on how conservatives feel alienated by late night TV and what we’ve learned about Republican voters.
Nov. 14 2016 2:32 PMHere’s Why You Should Skip That Fancy BlenderThe Gist talks to comedian Kyle Kinane about fancy blenders. 
Nov. 12 2016 3:03 PMSolidarity, Sister?New York Times columnist Gail Collins debunks the myth of the women’s vote, and NPR’s David Folkenflik says the media should step away from the polls.
Nov. 10 2016 6:42 PMMore Rock, Less TalkPuzzling through it all: the anti-Trump protests the Trump economy, and of course the Trump win.
Nov. 8 2016 4:49 PMJamelle Bouie Sums It UpSlate’s senior political correspondent on what to look for after the results start rolling in.
Nov. 7 2016 11:53 AMAre You a Boring Date?Slate’s The Gist gives dating tips, first date advice, and more.
Nov. 3 2016 7:12 PMA Tax on Both Their HousesThe New Yorker’s Adam Davidson looks back at the presidential  campaign and its wasteland of tax policies.
Nov. 1 2016 6:03 PMSpotlight on a (Very) Close RaceThe race in New York’s 19th district has everything: celebrity, big money, name-calling, fracking, and a very uncertain outcome.
Oct. 31 2016 7:33 PMThe Problem With Mark KirkThe Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn on how two races in Illinois could spell the end for moderate Republicans in Congress.
Nov. 30 2016 4:54 PMWhat’s Bunk About BrainstormingMaria Konnikova wonders, “How about we touch base later and piggyback on a few of these ideas?”
Nov. 28 2016 5:57 PMStephen Dubner’s Genre-Busting Game ShowThe Freakonomics journalist on his new podcast, Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, where panelists are taken out of their comfort zones.
Nov. 23 2016 10:56 AMThe Alt-Right Is Using TrumpBen Shapiro on how the group will take advantage of its newfound prominence.
Nov. 21 2016 6:45 PMLearning From the Fallout of BrexitComedian and BBC Radio host Josie Long comes to America with her new, politically charged show Something Better.
Nov. 18 2016 7:02 PMThe Incredible Failure of Get Out the VoteWe thought Trump had a terrible ground game. And Clinton was expert at microtargeting. Sasha Issenberg tells us what went wrong.
Nov. 16 2016 6:58 PMA Show That Watches the PoliceTV journalist Dan Abrams on the controversial A&E docuseries Live PD, which follows police officers in real time.
Nov. 14 2016 7:51 PMThis Is Your Brain on Political CorrectnessIn Campus Politics, history professor Jonathan Zimmerman ­­­argues that the marriage of psychology and political discourse has hurt our capacity for debate.
Nov. 13 2016 4:29 PMThe Fault in Our PollsFiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten explains polling error, and Princeton’s Julian Zelizer puts the 2016 election in historical context.
Nov. 11 2016 7:42 PMThe AutopsyWhat The Gist got wrong about the election.
Nov. 9 2016 6:06 PMIt’s Morning in Trump’s AmericaHow did the media botch this call? GOP strategist Mike Murphy hazards a guess. Plus, the New Yorker’s Adam Davidson explains the market turbulence surrounding the election.
Nov. 7 2016 6:57 PMThe Myth of the Hard-Luck Trump VoterA lot of reporting claims Trump supporters aren’t racist, they’ve just fallen on hard times. Slate’s Michelle Goldberg says that’s not the full story.
Nov. 4 2016 6:31 PMHarry Enten Explains the FiveThirtyEight NumbersAre you freaked out about Trump’s resurgent poll numbers? We called the senior reporter at FiveThirtyEight to calm our nerves.
Nov. 2 2016 8:55 PMDominate the News, You LoseFormer Obama aide Tommy Vietor says one axiom holds true this election: The candidate in the headlines slips in the polls.
Nov. 1 2016 11:04 AMIs Probiotic Yogurt a Health Craze That’s Stuck Around Too Long?Mike Pesca and Mo Rocca discuss in The Gist’s Slate Plus bonus segment.
Oct. 28 2016 6:13 PMA Governor You Can Make a Beer WithColorado brewer-turned-Gov. John Hickenlooper is waiting to see what comes of his state’s social experiment with legalized marijuana.