Listen to Episode 13 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, the Wall Street Journal’s Mary Lane tells Mike about the trove of art stolen by the Nazis that’s been left to a Swiss museum. The art had been hidden for decades by Hitler’s art dealer’s son, who decided before his death to return the priceless works to the public. Then, science blogger Maria Konnikova assesses studies of the power of multitasking. And in today’s Spiel, Mike considers what’s in an animal name.
To see the real-time Spiel recording in all its glory, watch below:
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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
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