Ira Glass Features Slate’s Mike Pesca on This American Life

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 16 2014 4:01 PM

Act Three: Pescatarian

Ira Glass features Mike Pesca and his Slate podcast The Gist on This American Life.

Ira Glass features Mike Pesca and his Slate podcast The Gist on This American Life.

Photo illustration by Slate. Logo courtesy Ira Glass and Chicago Public Media, Inc.

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.

Andy Bowers is the executive producer of Slate’s podcasts. Follow him on Twitter.



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