Listen to Episode 244 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, John Curtice from the What Scotland Thinks blog explains why Scottish nationalist politics are generally trending left, while much of Europe’s nationalist movements shift right. Plus, Dan Pashman from The Sporkful vets Mike’s soupspoon theories and brings along his trongs.* For the Spiel, exploring why we talk about certain victims of the Nepalese earthquake and not others.
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*Correction, April 27, 2015: This post originally misstated the name of the utensil Mike tested out. They’re called trongs, not throngs.