The Gist speaks with comedian Chris Gethard, and talks about economic growth in Africa.
Chris Gethard Shows Off His Guns
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Aug. 5 2014 6:24 PM

Chris Gethard Shows Off His Guns

The Gist explores the enduring charm of public access television with the comedian and star of The Chris Gethard Show.

Chris Gethard.
It takes strength to be gentle and kind.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Jewel Frankfeldt Photography.

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.


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

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