The Gist with Mike Pesca on recovered art stolen by the Nazis and the power of multitasking.

The Deathbed Conversion of Hitler’s Art Dealer’s Son

The Deathbed Conversion of Hitler’s Art Dealer’s Son

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 21 2014 5:57 PM

Springtime for Hitler’s Stolen Art

The Gist on a Nazi scion’s dramatic deathbed conversion.

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Is multitasking even possible?

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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.

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