The Gist with Mike Pesca on Hip-Hop’s first billionaire and Washington’s failed monument.
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May 12 2014 5:53 PM

Signifiers: Headphones, Beards, and the Washington Monument  

Is Beats by Dre a good deal for Apple?

Is buying Beats by Dre a good deal for Apple?

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker

Listen to Episode 6 of Slate’s The Gist:


Today on The Gist, is buying Beats by Dre a good deal for Apple? NPR’s Frannie Kelley weighs in on the headphones, the streaming service, and Hip-Hop’s first billionaire. Then, Professor Rob Brooks from the University of New South Wales shares new research about how beards affect male attractiveness. Plus, in today’s Spiel Mike notes the reopening of the Washington Monument.


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

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