The Gist: Justin Peters on losing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

A Lesson in Owning Your Televised Failure With Slate’s Justin Peters

A Lesson in Owning Your Televised Failure With Slate’s Justin Peters

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 11 2015 6:13 PM

He Wanted to Be a Millionaire

After losing big on the TV game show, Slate’s Justin Peters fell into a funk, only to find that his life had changed for the better. 

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Justin Peters on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of ABC Home Entertainment.

Listen to Episode 193 of Slate’s The Gist:

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How do you own your failures? Today on The Gist, Slate’s Justin Peters finds meaning in his televised humiliation he experienced on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He recently wrote about the experience of losing $225,000 on in his story “I Wanted to Be a Millionaire.” Justin is part of the improv comedy duo From Justin to Kelly. For the Spiel, a few insights to add to the ample coverage of the Brian Williams story.

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