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Comedy Podcasts and the Beauty of Brevity

Comedy Podcasts and the Beauty of Brevity

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 17 2014 5:44 PM

Editing Is No Laughing Matter

Dana Gould on the beauty of brevity in comedy podcasts.

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The Dana Gould Hour reminds us how valuable editing is to comedy podcasts.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy Dana Gould.

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All this week on The Gist, we’re down with O.P.P.: Other People’s Podcasts. In this episode, Dana Gould explains why he’s decided to make a tightly edited comedy podcast: “I didn’t want to do my version of Marc Maron’s podcast. I thought: Marc’s doing his podcast. Why do I have to do his podcast?” Plus, we’ll hear an excerpt from the “Summer Testicular” episode of The Dana Gould Hour.

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