The Gist: Announcer Les Marshak and Thanksgiving strategy with Dan Pashman.

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A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 26 2014 6:20 PM

Now Announcing Thanksgiving

The annual celebration of big balloons requires an even bigger voice. Meet Les Marshak.

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Without our guest, who would give Snoopy the proper introduction?

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Thanksgiving is for eaters, so we’ve called in an expert. On The Gist, Dan Pashman from The Sporkful explains how to best prepare your belly for the meal ahead. (Hint: Skip the nuts!) He’s the author of Eat More BetterPlus, you know Les Marshak’s voice, but do you know his story? We’ll hear about new markets for old-school-announcer pipes. For the Spiel, Mike’s advice for the inevitable argument about Ferguson over Thanksgiving dinner.

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