The People v. O.J. Simpson with Jeffrey Toobin, and Marco Rubio’s debate gaff.

What Can We Get From Looking Back at the O.J. Trial?

What Can We Get From Looking Back at the O.J. Trial?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 8 2016 5:53 PM

Why We Still Care About O.J.

Can the new TV series tell a larger story about race and justice in America?

Nice tie, Johnny.

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Listen to Episode 430 of Slate’s The Gist:


Murder is one of the most venerable subjects of journalism and drama. What was it about the O.J. trail that still entertains? On The Gist. reporter Jeffrey Toobin explains the case’s lasting significance. He’s the author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson. For the Spiel, let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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