Mike Pesca talks to Kyle Kinane about blenders.

Luxury Blenders Are for Suckers. Here’s Why.

Luxury Blenders Are for Suckers. Here’s Why.

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Nov. 14 2016 2:32 PM

Here’s Why You Should Skip That Fancy Blender

The Gist talks to comedian Kyle Kinane about fancy blenders. 

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Mike Pesca, September 21, 2015, NYC.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Lisa Larson-Walker.

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Friday’s edition of The Gist, Mike Pesca and his producer Mary Wilson speak with comedian Kyle Kinane about high-end blenders and all the strange sounds they make.

Why do Mike and Kyle disagree with shelling out money for an expensive blender? Do all these different settings—from chop, to parse, or cream—even make a difference? And do the different sounds of the settings actually correlate to effectiveness? 


Tune in to this week’s NOTBAT to hear more. And if you have an interesting or provocative observation of your own that you’d like Mike to discuss, submit it to notbat@slate.com.

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

Mary Wilson is a producer for The Gist.