Pot smoking with Maria Konnikova and fact-checking Chris Christie.

Is White Castle or Pot Worse for Our Brains?

Is White Castle or Pot Worse for Our Brains?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 9 2016 7:14 PM

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Is White Castle or pot worse for our brains?

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Listen to Episode 431 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Mike’s thoughts on the P-word. Then, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker tells us about the challenge of doing a controlled trial on a controlled substance. She’s the author of The Confidence Game. For the Spiel, Mike fact-checks a widely ignored statement from Chris Christie.

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