Listen to Episode 251 of Slate’s The Gist:
With Mike spending his first vacation day on TV talking about the Deflategate report, his friend Zoe Chace of This American Life steps up to guest-host the show. Today on The Gist, she looks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s recent ruling on an aggressive claim to the soul of podcasting.
Plus, Zoe and her former co-worker Jacob Goldstein of NPR’s Planet Money revisit one of their favorite things: the Planet Money Indicator. For the Spiel, why music lovers should be terrified of growing old.
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Correction, May 7, 2015: This post originally misstated when Sean Rameswaram is hosting The Gist. He’s hosting Thursday, not Tuesday.