The Gist explores how to bring down rents by raising them, and the volatility index.
The U.S. Soccer Team Finally Has a Good Chant. Use It Wisely, Fellow Americans.
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 26 2014 7:10 PM

I Believe That We Will Win

The Gist on the U.S. soccer team’s new, winning chant, and the unpopular way to bring down New York rents.

These fans believe. Do you?

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 37 of Slate’s The Gist:


On today’s Gist, the stock market’s volatility, or fear, index called the VIX is about as low as it can get, but maybe that’s a bad thing? Broker David Siegel from MPS Global Securities explains why traders are freaking out over this lack of volatility. Then, Adam Davidson from Planet Money shares an unpopular solution to the housing shortage in New York that economists hate talking about. In today’s Spiel, can this great chant save Team USA?


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