The Gist: Nathaniel Vinton on ski racing, and Harry Enten on political kryptonite.

Which Likely Republican Presidential Candidate Is Jeb Bush’s Kryptonite?

Which Likely Republican Presidential Candidate Is Jeb Bush’s Kryptonite?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 18 2015 6:08 PM

Political Kryptonite

Among the flock of aspiring Republican presidential candidates, who will steal the most votes and money from Jeb Bush?

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Today on The Gist, a look at ski racing’s uphill battle for relevancy and safety. We talk with Nathaniel Vinton, author of The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge. Plus, political writer Harry Enten from FiveThirtyEight goes down the list of likely Republican presidential candidates and identifies their political kryptonite. For the Spiel, we play a round of “What the Hell Is That Beverage?” with Slate’s L.V. Anderson and Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker.


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