The Gist: Laura Silver on the Knish and Marc Caputo on Jeb Bush.

Why the Knish Never Became As Famous As the Bagel

Why the Knish Never Became As Famous As the Bagel

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 21 2015 6:03 PM

We Dish on the Knish

The traditional Jewish soul food is filled with potatoes, onions, and for one author, family history.

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Knish me I’m a knish.

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Today on The Gist, Marc Caputo from Politico’s  Florida Playbook discusses Jeb Bush, who might be challenging the belief that candidates have to swing to the right to appeal to primary voters. Then, author Laura Silver traces her family history through the so-called Knish corridor of Eastern Europe. She’s the author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food. For the Spiel, why the name Gary will soon be extinct.


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