New York City identifies terror hoax and the CNN Republican debates.

Furthermore, Jihad Is Not Spelled With a G

Furthermore, Jihad Is Not Spelled With a G

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 16 2015 7:36 PM

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New York City’s police commissioner explains why obvious errors in the terror hoax helped the city avoid another a school closing.

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“Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. That’s not going to happen.”

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