The Gist explores the Bill Cosby biography, and Matt Apuzzo reports on the Blackwater trial.

The Truth About Bill Cosby Is That No One Wants the Truth About Bill Cosby

The Truth About Bill Cosby Is That No One Wants the Truth About Bill Cosby

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 2 2014 6:38 PM

The Cosby Showdown

Can we tell his story without discussing sexual assault allegations?

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Bill Cosby, 1969.

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Listen to Episode 106 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, we prepare for a verdict in the Blackwater trial you might not have known is underway. From the hallway of a D.C. federal courthouse, Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times reminds us why it’s taken us seven years to prosecute the State Department contractors involved in a shooting in Iraq. Plus, biographer Tanner Colby reviews Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker, and discusses the glaring omission of the comedian’s sexual assault allegations. For the Spiel, are the terrorists we’re fighting smarter than us?

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