Guest Sean Rameswaram of Sideshow talks to God, David Javerbaum.

The Gist Hears the Voice of God

The Gist Hears the Voice of God

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 7 2015 7:09 PM

He’s Not God, but He Plays Him on Twitter

The man upstairs takes time out from his busy online life to dish about his Broadway show, Jon Stewart, and his day job as a comedy writer.

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Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy An Act of God.
Jim Parsons, above, stars in the new Broadway comedy An Act of God, written by Twitter superstar and former Daily Show writer David Javerbaum.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy An Act of God.

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On Day Two of Mike’s vacation, Sean Rameswaram guest hosts the show. He’s the host of Sideshow, a podcast from Studio 360 about pop culture and the Internet. Today Sean sets out to prove his theory that creative ideas, no matter how bonkers or inconsequential, will find a home online.


First he talks with the creators and curators of the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Before you ask: Yes, it's in Williamsburg and, yes, it ran a Kickstarter campaign.

Later he talks with David Javerbaum, the comedy writer who tweets as @TheTweetOfGod and wrote the new Joe Mantello-directed Broadway show An Act of God. In previews now, it stars Jim Parsons and opens on May 28 at Studio 54. For the Spiel, some pushback on push notifications.

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On Friday, David Plotz of Atlas Obscura and Slate’s Political Gabfest sits in for Mike. His guest will be Wesley Morris, Grantland staff writer and co-host of the podcast Do You Like Prince Movies?

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Sean Rameswaram is a producer at WNYC and PRI’s Studio 360. He also posts and hosts the Sideshow podcast.