The Gist: Stephen Walt on foreign danger and Frannie Kelley on Tuesday music releases.

The Case for Not Freaking Out About ISIS

The Case for Not Freaking Out About ISIS

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 8 2015 6:07 PM

Fear Your Shower, Not ISIS

Everyone with a TV show or presidential bid wants you to be afraid of ISIS. Stephen Walt explains why you should ignore them.

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How much should an ordinary American worry about foreign dangers? Our guest says not as often as they worry about slipping in the shower.

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Listen to Episode 293 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, NPR’s Frannie Kelley explains why Tuesday has lost its significance for the music industry. That will all change this Friday. She hosts the Microphone Check podcast on NPR and edits Yours Truly. Plus, Stephen Walt from the Harvard Kennedy School expands on his essay “Chill Out, America in Foreign Policy. For the Spiel, Hillary Clinton is evading the question.

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