Listen to Episode 42 of Slate’s The Gist:
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig famously told Yankee Stadium, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” Author Jonathan Eig explains why soon after that speech Gehrig took a job as a parole officer. Then, Maria Konnikovia joins us for a round of “Is This Bulls--t” looking at how Facebook conducted its secret study into our emotions. For the Spiel, no one’s going to breaka Mike’s stride.
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