Listen to Episode 3 of Slate’s The Gist:
On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with Mark Leibovich, author of This Town, about his New York Times Magazine piece on politicians leaving Congress for on-air punditry and what yesterday’s primaries tell us about the strength of the Tea Party. He then talks with science journalist Maria Konnikova about what online quizzes, and our interest in taking them, really tell us. Maria is the author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. And today's Spiel centers on Monica Lewinsky’s new attempt to rehabilitate her reputation, and whether it’s time for Americans to give her a break.
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