The Gist
The Gist

He Watched Every Super Bowl

Our host owes Slate’s Justin Peters an apology (or possibly workman’s comp) after suggesting he watch all 49 Super Bowls in two months.

Feb. 4 2016 7:43 PMWhat’s a Vote Worth?In 2016, we’re estimated to spend $5 billion on the election. That’s about $15 per American.
Feb. 2 2016 7:21 PMToodle-oo IowaYour host shares his one wish for Iowa—that we learn to talk about it differently.
Jan. 29 2016 2:08 PMSeeing Yourself in SpotlightHow Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo closely studied our guests for the film Spotlight, now nominated for Best Picture.
Jan. 26 2016 6:26 PMJesse Eisenberg, Part 2Turns out the playwright and author has the same name has that famous actor guy.
Jan. 22 2016 6:57 PMDid Track Palin Get Off Easy?When a man strikes a woman with a fist in most jurisdictions, would this typically lead to a misdemeanor?
Jan. 20 2016 6:43 PMEat More Pterodactyl?Our host and Fred Flintstone both work for Slate, but who has the healthier habits? Maria Konnikova explains the “Paleo” diet.
Jan. 15 2016 2:07 PMThe Former Poet Laureate to Kim Jong-ilWhen he first met the dear leader, our guest was surprised to see him crying to folk songs, stroking a Maltese puppy, and wearing high heels.
Jan. 12 2016 5:36 PMHere Are Your Winning Powerball NumbersThe Gist identifies the best numbers for your Powerball ticket. You’re welcome.
Jan. 8 2016 7:10 PMWhere Genius Is BornEric Weiner explains why you never hear about great geniuses coming out of Las Vegas.
Jan. 6 2016 6:19 PMExercise Fad B.S.The Gist throws a couple kettle bells around to determine the ultimate perfect exercises for 2016.
Jan. 4 2016 7:48 PMTerrorists or Nudniks?In the Spiel, The Gist ponders how we should describe the armed anti-government protesters in Oregon.
Dec. 29 2015 6:28 PMCocktails, Stories, and Science! Come to our preshow happy hour with Mike Pesca and the rest of the Story Collider storytellers.
Dec. 28 2015 5:09 PMBloody MerryDan Pashman from The Sporkful explains why you might want to hold off on serving eggnog this New Year’s Day.
Dec. 22 2015 5:53 PMPresidential Candidates on Half-SpeedWhat can we learn about the true inner selves of Trump, Sanders, Christie, and Carson by slowing down their speech?
Dec. 18 2015 7:16 PMWhat Is It About Her Voice?I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to … talk with Chris Molanphy about what makes Adele’s voice so powerful.
Feb. 3 2016 5:52 PMAre Lots of Little Babies Synesthetes?About 4 to 5 percent of the population experiences unique sensory connections. Where does that come from? Is it BS? 
Feb. 1 2016 6:09 PMFinally Forgetting IowaOur host throws another futile bucket of cold water on the Iowa caucuses. 
Jan. 27 2016 8:39 PMObama Did What?The president has accomplished more domestically than Cash for Clunkers and gay marriage, but who will tell America?
Jan. 25 2016 6:58 PMJesse Eisenberg, Part 1Your host does his best Marv Albert impression for actor Jesse Eisenberg.
Jan. 21 2016 7:02 PMThe Creative Duo Behind BillionsWhy Brian Koppelman and David Levien have left feature films to make a new Showtime series about power and money.
Jan. 19 2016 6:00 PMChanging More Than a MayorRahm Emanuel isn’t going anywhere, so how do we make things better for the city of Chicago?
Jan. 13 2016 5:03 PMHow to Spot a Con ArtistThe story behind history’s greatest con artists, including Ferdinand Waldo Demara, who pretended to be monks, surgeons, and prison wardens.
Jan. 11 2016 8:25 PMSea Lion, Smell LionThe noisome byproduct of the large marine mammal in San Diego wafts into The Spiel.
Jan. 7 2016 6:31 PMThe Heavily Guarded Facebook AlgorithmThe messy business of trying to anticipate what you’ll find interesting online.
Jan. 5 2016 5:36 PMNear-Death Winter Tales With Matthew Dicks The 20-time Moth StorySlam champion explains how to craft small moments inside of larger stories to captivate listeners.
Dec. 30 2015 5:40 PMEight New Billboard HitsChris Molanphy explains the puzzling Canadian pop chart dominance, and other pop music trends of 2015.
Dec. 29 2015 6:03 PMThe QuestionerGretchen Rubin explains our different core tendencies, including what makes this show’s host question everything. 
Dec. 23 2015 5:33 PMThe 12 Days of TrumpmasA new holiday anthem celebrates the many gifts Donald Trump gave us in 2015.  
Dec. 21 2015 6:40 PMThe Ultimate Star Wars Spoiler Is Star WarsOur host saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend, and will now sing its praises.
Dec. 17 2015 6:14 PMPanel DiscussionA new film explores how the New Yorker became the only game in town if you’re a cartoonist.