Listen to this week’s This American Life segment featuring Mike Pesca and The Gist:
“So there’s this new podcast that a bunch of us at the radio show have started listening to … ” Ira Glass is talking about Slate’s daily podcast The Gist, and the segment that follows on this week’s episode of This American Life is a tribute to the boundless curiosity and passion for language of Mike Pesca. Although we Gist listeners get to hear Mike’s unique take on news and culture every day, something about the way Glass presents these clips captures the essence of the show in a mere nine minutes.
Listen to the whole episode of This American Life here. The audio clip above is copyright Ira Glass and Chicago Public Media, Inc. Used with permission.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.