The Gist: Samantha Bee and Maria Konnikova on the liquor before beer myth.

Why Samantha Bee Won’t Be Sitting Behind a Desk on Her New TBS Late-Night TV Show

Why Samantha Bee Won’t Be Sitting Behind a Desk on Her New TBS Late-Night TV Show

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 6 2015 4:18 PM

The Gist Live: Samantha Bee

The former Daily Show correspondent takes a seat at the Bell House to discuss her forthcoming TBS late-night comedy show Full Frontal.

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Samantha Bee, Maria Konnikova, and Mike Pesca play “Is That Bullshit?” at the Bell House. Amazing!

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Listen to Episode 351 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, the first of three episodes recorded at our live show in Brooklyn, New York. From the stage of the Bell House, Mike Pesca accepts an award from Slate’s Julia Turner and a drink from bartender Chris Wertz, author of Brooklyn Cocktails. Then, comedian Samantha Bee sinks into the couch to discuss her new show, Full Frontal, coming to TBS in January. She’s later joined by Maria Konnikova to play a round of “Is That Bullshit?”  Back in the studio, Konnikova shares her findings relating to the good ol’ saying, Liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never been sicker.

Join us tomorrow for the second part of this special live Gist.

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