The Gist: Charles Kurzman on terror, and NASA scientist Ellen Stofan.

Should We Treat The Likelihood of Terror Attacks More Like the Threat of Ebola?

Should We Treat The Likelihood of Terror Attacks More Like the Threat of Ebola?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 15 2015 7:41 PM

Where Are America’s Terrorist Cells?

The possibility of a terror attack in the United States is real, but so are bigger threats.

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From a statistical standpoint, should we all be so concerned about Islamic terrorists?

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From a statistical standpoint, should we all be so concerned about Islamic terrorists? On The Gist, UNC professor Charles Kurzman makes a public health analogy for the terrorism threat. He’s the author of The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists.

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