Dan Pashman on the sound of food, and how to buy an election.

How Much Money Would It Take to Buy an Election?

How Much Money Would It Take to Buy an Election?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 4 2016 7:43 PM

What’s a Vote Worth?

In 2016, we’re estimated to spend $5 billion on the election. That’s about $15 per American.

Mike’s advice for buying the votes you’d need to win the presidency.

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Listen to Episode 428 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Mike identifies the greatest depiction of a zebra in mass media. Here’s the video. The, Dan Pashman from the Sporkful podcast explains how sound influences taste. For the Spiel, if a candidate offered to pay you $2,800 for your vote, would you take it?

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