Plotz Says Goodbye, Turner Says Hello

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July 14 2014 6:41 PM

David Plotz Is Out, Panda Blogs Are In

The Gist discusses Slate’s future with outgoing editor David Plotz and incoming editor Julia Turner. 

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Thank you, David Plotz!

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Listen to Episode 48 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today at Slate, we announced a changing of the guard. Mike talks with David Plotz, who after 6 years as editor is stepping down, and Julia Turner, who just became Slate’s first female editor in chief. Plus, Mike gets help from memory champ Nelson Dellis in memorizing the rest of The Star Spangled Banner with help from Pauly Shore. For the Spiel, Mike vets stats with a stats vet—stat.

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

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