The Gist: Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair from High Maintenance.

This Web Series About a Lovable Pot Dealer Avoids Every Cliché

This Web Series About a Lovable Pot Dealer Avoids Every Cliché

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 12 2015 6:27 PM

High Maintenance Delivers

One of the best joints on television is actually a Web series.

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Ben and Katja.

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Listen to Episode 213 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, we celebrate the Web series High Maintenance for avoiding stoner comedy clichés, and creating stunning portraits of New Yorkers. Creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair explain how the series has worked as a calling card for their creative work. For the Spiel, Mike explains his allergy to doing things for a good cause.

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