The Gist: standing desks with Maria Konnikova, and the Trump presidency.

The Current Standing of Standing Desks 

The Current Standing of Standing Desks 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 24 2015 6:38 PM

The Current Standing of Standing Desks

You come into someone’s office. They offer you a seat. Is it appropriate to reply, “Are you trying to kill me?”

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Mike Pesca and Maria Konnikova taping a special standing edition of “Is That BS.” Will it sound better than our usual sitting versions?

Photo by Andrea Silenzi

Listen to Episode 385 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to stand up to tell us about dangers of sitting. She’s the author of The Confidence Game, now available for preorder. For the Spiel, Mike examines the spooky, spooky specter of a Trump presidency. 

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