The Gist: Bryan Burrough on America’s Radicle Underground, and the Republican Summit in New Hampshire.

Tweets Not Bombs

Tweets Not Bombs

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 20 2015 7:20 PM

Before Bombs Fell Out of Favor

Author Bryan Burrough on why the explosive tactics of the 1970s political underground are rarely used today.

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Today on The Gist, Bryan Burrough explains what America’s radical underground revolutionaries from the 1970s are up to now. He’s the author of Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence. For the Spiel, every Republican hopeful is learning that the way to spell hilarious starts with Hillary, kinda.


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