The Gist: Dan Pashman on turkey preparation, and Jonah Blank on diplomacy.

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The Moist Birdie Debate

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful compares Thanksgiving turkey secrets from a celebrity chef and a certain Grandma Phyllis.

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How important is crispy skin?

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo Courtesy Dan Pashman.

Listen to Episode 143 of Slate’s The Gist:

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How come Scandinavians are always the international good guys when it comes to diplomatic relations? Today on The Gist, RAND political scientist Jonah Blank explains the necessity of a Swedish go-between for U.S. relations. Plus, Dan Pashman from The Sporkful explains tricks for a moist turkey with crispy skin. He’s the author of Eat More Better. For the Spiel, the death of Marion Barry, the mayor for life.

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