The Gist: Brain Unger from the Travel Channel and Putin's Call-in Show.

Former Daily Show Correspondent Turned Professional Time Traveler

Former Daily Show Correspondent Turned Professional Time Traveler

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 17 2015 7:05 PM

From The Daily Show to the Past

Brian Unger explains how his career led him to a job as a park ranger, slash historian, slash tour guide, slash Travel Channel TV host.

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Our guest Brian Unger.

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Listen to Episode 238 of Slate’s The Gist:

Today on The Gist, Mike Pesca’s former colleague at NPR’s Day to Day Brian Unger joins us in studio. He’s the host of a new Travel Channel show Time Traveling With Brian Unger. For the Spiel, the lost tape from Vladimir Putin’s call-in radio show.


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