The Gist: Maria Konnikova cancer risk and processed meats, and common core.

Is Bacon So Delicious It Can Overcome Headlines That Include The Phrase Colorectal Cancer?

Is Bacon So Delicious It Can Overcome Headlines That Include The Phrase Colorectal Cancer?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 4 2015 8:43 PM

Bacon Makes Everything Better, Except Your Colon

The World Heath Organization recently declared that processed meats cause cancer. Is that B.S.? We get to the meat of the matter.

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Is it time to cut back on your charcuterie habit?

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Listen to Episode 371 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker about her beef with the World Health Organization. Their recent headlines draw attention to a link between processed meats and cancer risk. Is that bulls--t? Maria’s new book The Confidence Game is now available for preorder. For the Spiel, the common core’s big PR problem.

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