The Gist with Mike Pesca on Boko Haram, urine news, freestyle rap.
When a Hashtag Prompts a U.S. Military Commitment
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 8 2014 6:06 PM

Has the U.S. Crowdsourced Foreign Policy?

The Gist with Mike Pesca on the hashtag that spurred a foreign incursion.

Listen to Episode 4 of Slate’s The Gist:


On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with the Telegraph's Tom Rogan, who questions the wisdom of sending forces to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Then, in an attempt at self-improvement Mike welcomes a troupe of improvisational rappers to teach him the art of freestyle hip-hop. Finally, Mike spans the world, but mostly Oregon, to round up news items related to urine.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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