The Gist: gluten-free with Laura Bennett, and gift cards with Shelly Hunter.

Gluten-Free Hacks From a Slate Editor and Celiac Sufferer

Gluten-Free Hacks From a Slate Editor and Celiac Sufferer

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 24 2015 7:25 PM

My Disease Became Your Fad Diet

Slate’s Laura Bennett talks about being gluten-free in the days before it caused waiters to roll their eyes.
A picture of Laura as a child. Sitting on pasta.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo courtesy Laura Bennett.

Listen to Episode 326 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Slate’s Laura Bennett explains what it’s like to be gluten-free since the ’90s. She recently wrote “I Was Gluten-Free Before It Was Cool.” Plus, what should we do with all our RadioShack gift cards? We speak with our “gift card girlfriend,” Shelly Hunter, for ways to make gift cards and pre-paid cards go further. For the Spiel, we go deep on U.S. secretaries of state.

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