The Gist: Keith Johnson on foreign oil and Rae Wynn-Grant on bear news.

Exactly What to Do When You Run Into a Bear

Exactly What to Do When You Run Into a Bear

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 22 2014 7:07 PM

Grin and Bear It

How a wildlife researcher traps, tags, and studies black bears using an irresistible mix of marshmallows and peanut butter.

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To trap a bear, you have to start with some peanut butter and marshmallow.

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Are we experiencing a fundamental reshaping of the status quo in the oil market? Today on The Gist, Keith Johnson from Foreign Policy explains why America’s notion of energy independence through domestic oil production is a fallacy. Plus, wildlife biologist Rae Wynn-Grant from Columbia University shares tips for luring, tagging, and tattooing bears. For the Spiel, the problem with the “jokes” of the late-night comic.

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