Common cold cures with Maria Konnikova and a song for celebrating Trumpmas.

Celebrate the 12 Days of Trumpmas with The Gist

Celebrate the 12 Days of Trumpmas with The Gist

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 23 2015 5:33 PM

The 12 Days of Trumpmas

A new holiday anthem celebrates the many gifts Donald Trump gave us in 2015.  

Wishing a very Merry Trumpmas to all Gist listeners!

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Listen to Episode 404 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, the big news from Zimbabwe. Then, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker what can be done to fight off a common cold. Maria’s new book The Confidence Game is now available for preorder. For the Spiel, we welcome friendly carolers into the studio to perform a new holiday classic.

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