The Gist: Mike O’Malley on Survivors Remorse and baseball selfies.

What Makes Baseball the Perfect Sport for the Modern Attention Span

What Makes Baseball the Perfect Sport for the Modern Attention Span

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 1 2015 6:08 PM

Field of Screens

Bored sorority girls at a baseball game inspire Mike to journey into the corn to find the true meaning of baseball viewing. 

The Gist has moved! Find new episodes here.

Say cheesy nachos!

Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr

Listen to Episode 348 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Mike reviews how Lena Dunham and Hillary Clinton conspired to make him look at something he can never un-see. Then, Mike O'Malley joins us to discuss the new season of Survivor’s Remorse on Starz. For the Spiel, the most viewed Arizona Diamondbacks clip of the season inspires Mike’s James Earl Jones voice.

Here’s the video:

Today’s sponsor: Goldman Sachs. Information about developments currently shaping markets, industries and the global economy, on the firm’s podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, available on iTunes.

And Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning $2 million! Use the code GIST to play free for a shot at $2 million in the Week One 10 Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to

Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at

Join the discussion of this episode on Facebook.

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