Listen to Episode 81 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, a voice you couldn’t mistake for anyone else’s. Mike speaks with comedian Gilbert Gottfried about his attraction to old showbiz and his Amazing Colossal Podcast. For the Spiel, Mike’s jazzed for the ABC prime-time special on Schoolhouse Rock.
Gilbert Gottfried makes Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” even more fancy.
Update, Sept. 2, 2014: This post has been updated to add the video of Gilbert Gottfried’s remix of ”Fancy.”
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
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.