The Gist: The Gist: Matt Dicks on storytelling, and Thomas’ English muffins.

Gist Listeners Share the Five Seconds That Changed Their Lives

Gist Listeners Share the Five Seconds That Changed Their Lives

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 23 2015 6:31 PM

What Makes a Story Unforgettable

We asked our listeners to help us find the greatest story ever told, so Matt Dicks can coach it into an even greater story.

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Storyteller Matt Dicks onstage, finger ready.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo Courtesy Matt Dicks.

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Today on The Gist, professional storyteller Matt Dicks is here to coach one lucky Gist listener. We’ll review some favorite entries and discuss what kind of action and resolution help a story stand out. Tune in tomorrow to hear whom we’ve selected as our winner. For the Spiel, Mike stumbles upon an event for Thomas’ English muffins.

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