The Gist
The Gist
June 16 2016 6:55 PMWe Are Never Ever Joining Quail ForeverProbing the limits of Quail Unlimited.
June 14 2016 7:24 PMYou’re Not the Real TrumpImpersonating the most imitated man in America.
June 10 2016 7:32 PMThe Good, the Bad, and the AliMuhammad Ali stood alone in the ring, alone when he converted to Islam, and alone when he denounced the Vietnam War.
June 8 2016 7:44 PMThe Gangbanger Who Switched SidesHe went from dealing crack to busting dealers.
June 6 2016 8:44 PMChuck Klosterman Is Wrong! (He Says.)Even the stickiest ideas can slip into oblivion.
June 2 2016 7:48 PMThe Myth of Kitty Genovese’s MurderA man looks for answers after the famous story of his sister’s murder is debunked.
May 31 2016 7:23 PMAre Skim Drinkers Milking It?Maria Konnikova gets to the bottom of skim vs. whole milk.
May 26 2016 9:32 PMSuing the SaudisSen. Chuck Schumer says victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should be able to take the Saudi Arabian government to court.
May 24 2016 7:25 PMGov. John Hickenlooper Gets His Rear in GearColorado’s highest-ranking brewmaster says government should consider measuring joy as well as unemployment. 
May 20 2016 6:51 PMIf the Dog Turns Left, Think NovelHow storyteller Matthew Dicks maximizes every second of his day—from meals to showers to dog walking.
May 18 2016 9:25 PMWhen a Joke Almost Works Too WellTrying not to let a quality bit become a crutch.
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.
June 15 2016 7:08 PMAgainst All OwlsMaria Konnikova delves into the research on chronotypes.
June 13 2016 7:41 PMShut Your Lie HoleInterrogation expert Lena Sisco is on to you.
June 9 2016 6:42 PMHoping Tevye Gets a ColdThe man who plays Mordcha the Innkeeper in Fiddler on the Roof (and subs for Tevye) followed in his late father’s footsteps.
June 7 2016 7:41 PMHow the Post Office Cured “Going Postal”Newspapers coined the term to refer to mail carriers gone berserk.
June 3 2016 6:32 PMTim Heidecker Is Tired of Being MetaHis comedy dumps on the mainstream. His music is a bit more earnest.
June 1 2016 8:09 PMGhost BlusterAn appeal to Ghostbusters purists.
May 27 2016 8:23 PMYou Can’t Handle the SpoofGrounded absurdity in Filthy Preppy Teen$.
May 25 2016 7:10 PMTrump Anxiety Hotline ReconvenesOur trained experts can help you turn down the Trumpeting.
May 23 2016 9:28 PMKevin Spacey Is a CatBreaking down the film cliché of workaholic dads who reconnect with their children.
May 19 2016 6:07 PMThe Whigs Were RightThe hosts of the BackStory podcast join us to discuss the #NeverLincoln movement and other historical parallels.
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.