The Gist: Whiskey tasting with Heather Greene and panic psychology.

The Podcast Episode in Which Mike Pesca Drinks Lots of Whiskey

The Podcast Episode in Which Mike Pesca Drinks Lots of Whiskey

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 23 2014 7:36 PM

Tastes Like James Joyce

A whiskey sommelier calls out Mike Pesca as a barley-based used-cask kinda guy.

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Just smelling a great whiskey can evoke vivid memories.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo by Georgi Kirichkov/Slate.

Listen to Episode 121 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, Paul Slovic from Decision Research offers insight into panic psychology. Plus, whiskey sommelier Heather Greene guides Mike through an in-studio tasting: Tullamore Dew, Angel’s Envy, and Brenne. She’s the author of Whiskey Distilled: a Populist Guide to the Water of Life. For the Spiel, is the opera the The Death of Klinghoffer unconscionable slander or a mere trifle?

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