The Gist talks to Alice Goffman about her book On the Run.
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July 2 2014 6:31 PM

Philly, in Black and White

The Gist talks with author Alice Goffman about her front-row seat for the war on drugs.

Our guest Alice Goffman is the author of "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City".

Photo illustration by Slate. Image courtesy University of Chicago Press.

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Today on The Gist, Mike talks with Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Goffman, who’s white, lived in a black Philadelphia neighborhood while attending the University of Pennsylvania and chronicled how differently her classmates and her neighbors were treated for similar offenses. In today’s Spiel, Mike considers the way the story of three murdered Israeli teenagers has been covered in the Middle East.


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

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