The Gist: Mike’s dad, Joe Pesca, tells his infamous pencil story.

What One Teacher Did With His Massive Collection of Pencil Shavings

What One Teacher Did With His Massive Collection of Pencil Shavings

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 29 2015 12:27 PM

Pencil Shavings for Mr. Pesca

The pencil story is family legend. Now you’re in on it, too.

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What kind of craft was Joe Pesca planning with all those pencil shavings?

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Listen to Episode 346 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, a shaved-down tale from an elder Pesca. Mike and The Gist staff are busy preparing for our first live show, so on Tuesday we present a favorite from the Pesca family dinner table. Joe Pesca tells it best. We’ll be back on Wednesday with a full Gist episode.

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