Listen to Episode 51 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, Ben Lillie from Story Collider explains how muon particles may help us see inside of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Plus, Archie Comics announced this week that its Life With Archie series would end with protagonist Archie Andrews taking a bullet to save his gay best friend. Jonathan Merrifield, host of the Riverdale Podcast, tell us what this means for fans. For the Spiel, Riverdale Action News takes over this podcast with other breaking comics news.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.