Matt Bruenig on Bernie Sanders and the best Chris Rock jokes at the Oscars.

If You Play With Fire You’re Gonna Get Bernie Sanders 

If You Play With Fire You’re Gonna Get Bernie Sanders 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 29 2016 6:20 PM

Bernie Down the House

A well-known supporter makes the economic case for Bernie Sanders and his single-payer health care plan.

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Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at Colorado State University's Molby Areana in Ft. Collins, Colorado, Feb. 28, 2016.

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On The Gist, writer Matt Bruenig makes the case for electing Bernie Sanders and explains why the candidate’s top economic advisors say his policies could bring 5.3 percent gross national product growth. For the Spiel, a post-Oscars joke recap.

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