The Gist
The Gist
May 17 2016 7:45 PMEnlightened Titans of IndustryBig business is taking up the LGBTQ vanguard. Is that a problem?
May 13 2016 6:11 PMVote JabbaIn the Spiel, Mike focus-groups Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia.
May 11 2016 7:15 PMI’ll Know Porn Addiction When I See ItMaria Konnikova explains what all of those pizza delivery guys and naughty nurses are doing to our brains.
May 9 2016 9:06 PMHe’s Not PivotingWhen you give opposing answers to the same questions, that’s called contradicting yourself.
May 5 2016 7:49 PMTrump as NapalmWhy some conservative thinkers are excited for the scorched Earth that will be left in the wake of the presumptive nominee.
May 4 2016 9:16 AMTrumpeting Mike Tyson’s EndorsementWhy do we call it progress when convicted felons get the right to vote, but not when this specific felon expresses his particular vote?
April 29 2016 7:40 PMHe Walked on the Moon!“I want to hear a destination, an objective, a time period, and a plan,” Buzz Aldrin tells The Gist.
April 27 2016 6:51 PMThe National Emergency We Call Donald TrumpSlate’s Jacob Weisberg joins us to share favorite moments from the first month of Trumpcast. 
April 25 2016 6:59 PMBathroom President Ted CruzToday’s the day for making accords with the Texas senator, and we’re prepared to offer him his own kingdom.
April 21 2016 7:17 PMThe Energy Crisis and the End of American LiberalismWhat the energy crisis in the ’70s taught Americans about government.
April 19 2016 7:19 PMGet a Life ... CoachThese days even life coaches have life coaches, but are they effective?
April 15 2016 6:35 PMBillboard Hits From 1986Back when our host was 14 years old, the hit songs were all big hair diva pop, big hair metal, and some guy named Falco.
April 13 2016 8:14 PMAn Interesting and Beautiful DayDavid Plotz from Atlas Obscura shares ideas for creating and finding your own microadventures this weekend.
April 11 2016 5:45 PMNature’s PhantomIt’s time you knew the truth about the fierce demon of the North, the wolverine.
April 7 2016 6:53 PMIf I Were HillaryMike imagines what his life would look like if he were the leading Democratic nominee.
May 16 2016 7:50 PMSaving Paul RyanHe went in for the handshake. Tianna Gaines-Turner gave him a hug.
May 12 2016 6:14 PMDid the Media Create Trump?Or were they just manipulated by him? NPR’s David Folkenflik debates our host.
May 10 2016 7:32 PMNeither Frightened Nor RabbitScottish frontman Scott Hutchison explains how songwriting helps him sort his messiest, darkest thoughts.
May 6 2016 7:21 PMA Rob Reiner­–mentary if You WillWe discuss father-son relationships in Being Charlie and the birth of the mockumentary genre in This Is Spinal Tap.
May 4 2016 10:24 PMWelcome to the AbyssWe’re reconvening this much-requested Trump Anxiety Hotline. Trust us, you’ll feel better.
May 2 2016 9:33 PMThe End of Conventional Wisdom in PoliticsNo one thought the individual donor–funded campaign for a democratic socialist would get this far… especially Bernie Sanders.
April 28 2016 7:29 PMBehind the Scenes at Wait WaitHear what happens when you put two public radio nerds in a room—a lot of insightful shoptalk.
April 26 2016 5:19 PMThe So-Called “So-Called Acela” PrimaryIn the Spiel, the two men who mangled their already impossible chances of pulling off a victory.
April 22 2016 7:03 PMPurplenessHow Prince defined the sound of the ’80s, even when his name wasn’t on the records.
April 20 2016 7:39 PMDid Bernie Pull Hillary to the Left?Slate’s Jamelle Bouie explains what the Democratic primary tells us about how the party as a whole has shifted.
April 18 2016 6:35 PMBill Clinton’s Advance Man Tells AllWhen you look at a presidential campaign as theater, every hat and private plane becomes part of the set.
April 14 2016 6:50 PMHurry Up and FastIs spending a day without food the ultimate weight-loss trick? Or outright dangerous?
April 12 2016 7:54 PMPinocchio’s Got a GunBernie and Hillary are exchanging shots over gun control. Who should we believe?
April 8 2016 6:56 PMHow Twisted Sister Became Twisted SisterWhat the cross-dressing glam band learned from a decade spent clawing its way out of Long Island.
April 6 2016 6:43 PMBurning Down Bernie’s MomentumIs it momentum or just primary results from a certain collection of states with very few black people?