The Gist asks David Weigel what’s on Congress’ agenda, and urban biking.
How Mike Pesca’s Citi Bike Is Like a Creamy Salad Dressing
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July 30 2014 6:30 PM

Urban Biking: A Love Story

The Gist learns how urban biking can be a gateway drug to healthier living and spandex.

Yes, Mike Pesca rides a Citi Bike.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Stan Honda/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 60 of Slate’s The Gist:


With only two days left before August recess, what’s left on Congress’ agenda? Slate’s senior political reporter David Weigel explains why Republicans are sitting on their hands. Plus, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay talks about his conversion to biking, even down to the spandex shorts. For the Spiel, an exclusive leaked OkCupid commercial.


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