The Gist on secret recordings of Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and the science of fatherhood.

The Polish Foreign Minister Who F--ked Up by Saying What He Really Thinks

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 27 2014 7:37 PM

The Diplomat Who F--ked Up

Good thing The Gist is a podcast so we can quote the Polish Foreign Minister in full.

Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski

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Listen to Episode 38 of Slate’s The Gist:


Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was secretly recorded calling his country’s alliance with the U.S. “worthless,” and other choice insults. Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose explains why the concerns of even our smallest allies should be heard. Then, Mike heads to a bench outside of PS11 to chat with Paul Raeburn about new science on the role of fathers in shaping their children. For the Spiel, the difficulty of acknowledging progress.


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

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