The Literary Technique Polysyndeton Makes Everything Grand

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 9 2014 5:35 PM

Bankers and Internet Outrage and All These Ands

The Gist with Mike Pesca explores why it’s not that popular to prosecute bankers.

Listen to Episode 5 of Slate’s The Gist:

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