Listen to Episode 64 of Slate’s The Gist:
Comedian Chris Gethard shows The Gist his guns. We’ll hear how his fans are demanding a new range of creative experimentation and interactivity on his public access program The Chris Gethard Show. His new album is called My Comedy Album. For the Spiel, the country in Africa that’s a runaway success story.
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