Listen to Episode 2 of Slate’s The Gist:
On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, about Vladimir Putin’s recent moves to crack down on free speech in Russia. Then, Mike talks with the author of the book Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic. And by “crimes against nature,” yes, he means interspecies coupling. Then, today's Spiel considers Vladimir Putin’s big appetite for little countries near his own and why tiny Moldova should be worried.
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Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.