The Gist on George Carlin Way, and how Turkey understands conflict in Syria.

Why a Small Catholic Church Tried to Block George Carlin Way

Why a Small Catholic Church Tried to Block George Carlin Way

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 13 2014 6:53 PM

George Carlin Gets His Way

Why the legendary comedian deserves to have a f--king street named in his honor.

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George Carlin performing one of his last shows in 2008.

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Today on The Gist, why has Turkey seemed strangely ambivalent about beating back the forces of ISIS? We speak with Kemal Kirişci, director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings. Then, comedian Kevin Bartini describes the long battle to have West 121st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan named in honor of George Carlin. For the Spiel, why the most offensive political ad of the season wasn’t so bad.

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