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The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Abomination Against God and Man

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Abomination Against God and Man

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 17 2015 6:14 PM

Panel Discussion

A new film explores how the New Yorker became the only game in town if you’re a cartoonist.

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From the film Very Semi-Serious.

Photo by Liam Dalzell

Listen to Episode 400 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, a few glib chortles are exchanged about the venerable institution of New Yorker cartoons. Director Leah Wolchok  joins us to discuss her film Very Semi-Serious. For the Spiel, wouldn’t it be great to live in the world that the Republican candidates have been telling us about?

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