The Gist attempts to explain Hitler with Ron Rosenbaum, and the guy who killed Hitler.

Reductio Ad Hitlerum

Reductio Ad Hitlerum

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 9 2014 4:38 PM

Reductio Ad Hitlerum

Finally! The Gist collects our best Hitler material in one special episode.

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Without Hitler, is there a Holocaust?

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Listen to Episode 88 of Slate’s The Gist:

Today on the first archive edition of The Gist, a collection of our favorite Hitler material. First, Mike asks Ron Rosenbaum about how a genocidal monster is formed and if the Holocaust would have happened without him. Ron’s the author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil. For the Spiel, Dru Johnston reads his essay “I Think I Should Get More Credit for Killing Hitler” from the Occasional.


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