The Gist: Maria Konnikova on Jonah Lehrer, and a Chicago parking story.

Jonah Lehrer Is Best Known for Fabricating Dylan Quotes, but There’s More in His Back Pages

Jonah Lehrer Is Best Known for Fabricating Dylan Quotes, but There’s More in His Back Pages

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 18 2014 7:00 PM

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Tainted writer Jonah Lehrer has returned with a new book. Time for another installment of “Is This Bull?”

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Jonah Lehrer at the World Science Summit in 2008.

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Listen to Episode 139 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, Chicago’s Joshua Sebastian tells a story of parking ticket injustice. Then, in our regular segment “Is This Bullshit?,” we ask Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker what to make of Jonah Lehrer’s new books, and the mark he left on popular science. For the Spiel, Mike has solved the problem of backpacks on the subway.

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