Listen to Episode 5 of Slate’s The Gist:
On this Friday’s Gist, Mike Pesca talks with Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, about why it’s not popular to prosecute bankers. Professor Ben Yagoda teaches us the power of the literary technique polysyndeton as demonstrated everywhere from the King James Bible to Lil Wayne. And for today’s Spiel, Mike’s outraged about the culture of outrage.
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