The Gist: Harry Enten on midterms, and Maria Konnikova on nutrition.

Is Eating Late Really So Bad for Me? Maria Konnikova Explains.

Is Eating Late Really So Bad for Me? Maria Konnikova Explains.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 3 2014 6:46 PM

The Circadian Clock Diet

There’s a lot of folk wisdom about eating late. Is it all bulls--t?

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Is grabbing a late-night snack a horrible idea?

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Listen to Episode 128 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, political writer Harry Enten from FiveThirtyEight breaks down the latest polling data. Then, in our regular segment Is This Bulls--t?, we ask Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker if late-night dinners are really so horrible for our health. For the Spiel, Mike Pesca reports from below daredevil Nik Wallenda’s high wire in Chicago.

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