The Gist: KYRSP33DY on YouTube celebrity and Seth Stevenson on the Tsarnaev trial

Call of Duty as Career Calling

Call of Duty as Career Calling

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 6 2015 9:37 PM

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Three professional gamers talk about turning Call of Duty into goofy YouTube videos, millions of views, and six-figure incomes.

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KYRSP33DY in action.

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Listen to Episode 209 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Dream job alert. Today on the Gist, Mike talks with KYRSP33DY, jahovaswitniss, and NobodyEpic, a trio of video gamers and video editors who turned their love of comedy and Grand Theft Auto into lucrative YouTube channels.

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Plus, Seth Stevenson has been reporting for Slate on the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He reacts to Thursday’s gut-wrenching day of testimony. And in the Spiel, Mike’s second take on Hillary’s email scandal.

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