Listen to Episode 1 of Slate’s The Gist:
Welcome to The Gist, a new daily afternoon podcast hosted by former NPR correspondent Mike Pesca. The show is designed to be the perfect companion for your evening routine, whether you’re commuting home, making dinner, working out at the gym, or getting ready for an evening out. In about 20 to 25 minutes, we’ll arm you with the information you need about the day’s most interesting stories, and shed light on some stories that haven’t made it into your social media streams yet.
On today’s first episode, Mike talks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about today's Supreme Court decision allowing explicitly Christian prayers in public meetings. Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad then turns the tables and interviews Mike about how he came to host his own show. And finally, we end with The Spiel, Mike's daily take on … something. Today's Spiel is about the promise of living forever, thanks to new insights from rat blood.
We consider the show to be in beta mode, so we welcome your feedback about what we’re doing right, wrong, and what we could be doing differently. Here are the main ways to contact us:
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.