The Gist discusses ISIS strategy, and goes behind making of the Big Lebowski.

Everyone on the Set of the Big Lebowski Totally Talked Like the Dude

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 20 2014 6:00 PM

Dude, on the Set of the Big Lebowski

The Gist learns the story behind the making of the Dude.

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Listen to Episode 75 of Slate’s The Gist:

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In preparation for Lebowski Fest, writer Alex Belth shares his story about working with the Coen brothers as a personal assistant. His Kindle single is The Dudes Abide. Then, Georgetown professor Bruce Hoffman explains how the beheading of James Foley signals a change in strategy for ISIS. For the Spiel, why Times Square needs to be swept clean of costumed creeps.

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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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