Liberland: Micronation’s flag design, discussed.

A Wannabe Nation Designs Its Flag

A Wannabe Nation Designs Its Flag

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 26 2015 7:07 PM

Hoist Up the Liberland Flag

We think the self-declared micronation’s thin black stripe looks nice, but did they have to put a bird on it?

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We give this flag a B.

Flag art courtesy of The Free Republic of Liberland

Listen to Episode 264 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, our resident vexillologist Ted Kaye explains why it’s so much fun to visit micronation.org and size up the baby flags. For more flag news, we strongly recommend subscribing to the Vexilloid Tabloid, the bimonthly newsletter of the Portland Flag Association. Then, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to open our eyes about insomnia, the latest in a series we call “Is That Bulls--t?” In the Spiel, Mike finds himself defending Lindsey Graham.

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