The Gist: Robert Durst psychology, and Greek debt with Adam Davidson.

A Fresh Take on Greece and Germany’s Debt Squabble

A Fresh Take on Greece and Germany’s Debt Squabble

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 17 2015 7:07 PM

My Big Fat German Debt

Comparing Greek debt to the subprime mortgage crisis with Adam Davidson.

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Why would someone accused of multiple crimes engage in chronic high-risk behaviors? Today on The Gist, Fordham University’s Barry Rosenfeld explains why Robert Durst would participate in HBO’s The Jinx. Plus, economist Adam Davidson explains the Greek financial crisis as it relates to the European Union, especially Germany. For the Spiel, a key retirement in the world of professional football.


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