Mike Pesca

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

The Gist
May 22 2014 6:18 PMThe Role of Empathy in Israeli Peace NegotiationsThe Gist gets a glimpse into the mindset of Israel’s leadership.
The Gist
May 20 2014 6:45 PMThe Guy Who Accidentally Started the “Retweets Don’t Equal Endorsements” Meme
The Gist
May 19 2014 6:11 PMWeren’t You in That        Movie …?The Gist with Mike Pesca speaks with Judy Greer about the blessing and curse of being a character actor.
The Gist
May 15 2014 6:21 PMElections in India, Debates in IdahoThe Idaho debate moderator shares the recipe for today’s viral video.
The Gist
May 13 2014 6:40 PMTwo Celebrated High School Coaches Meet for the First Time
Hang Up And Listen
May 12 2014 5:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The Baring Your Sole EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Michael Sam, the NBA playoffs, and the Vibram FiveFingers settlement.
The Gist
May 8 2014 6:06 PMHas the U.S. Crowdsourced Foreign Policy?The Gist with Mike Pesca on the hashtag that spurred a foreign incursion.
The Gist
May 6 2014 5:40 PMRussian Reality, Colonial BestialityThe Gist with Mike Pesca on the men who were executed for “crimes against nature.”
Hang Up And Listen
May 5 2014 5:18 PMHang Up and Listen: The Red Flags With Character Issues EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, NFL draft, and Sports Illustrated’s Gary Smith. 
Hang Up And Listen
April 28 2014 5:19 PMHang Up and Listen: The Sterling’s Reputation EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Clippers owner, Michael Pineda’s pine tar suspension, and UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones. 
Hang Up And Listen
April 14 2014 4:50 PMThe Football League in China Where All the Players Are Obsessed With Rudy
Hang Up And Listen
March 31 2014 5:18 PMWhy the NCAA Is So Panicked About the Potential for Unionized College Football Players
Hang Up And Listen
March 24 2014 5:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Silver’s Mettle EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA tournament, the relaunch of FiveThirtyEight, and baseball’s Australian opening day.
Hang Up And Listen
March 21 2014 1:12 PMHang Up and Listen NCAA Extra: The Bison EditionSlate’s sports podcast on North Dakota State, rooting for your algorithm, and why a No. 16 hasn’t beaten a No. 1.
Sports Nut
March 17 2014 4:21 PMUse Our Video Guide to Fill Out Your Bracket Like a March Madness Savant
The Gist
May 21 2014 5:57 PMSpringtime for Hitler’s Stolen ArtThe Gist on a Nazi scion’s dramatic deathbed conversion.
Hang Up And Listen
May 19 2014 8:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Way Too Many Animals EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Qatar’s World Cup catastrophe, the NHL playoffs, and California Chrome. 
The Gist
May 16 2014 5:56 PMInside the Jill Abramson FiringSorting palace intrigue at the New York Times from the real issues.
The Gist
May 14 2014 6:01 PMShould the Wildlings Be on the Terrorism Watch List?The Gist with Mike Pesca on Boko Haram and Game of Thrones.
The Gist
May 12 2014 5:53 PMSignifiers: Headphones, Beards, and the Washington Monument  Is Beats by Dre a good deal for Apple?
The Gist
May 9 2014 5:35 PMBankers and Internet Outrage and All These AndsThe Gist with Mike Pesca explores why it’s not that popular to prosecute bankers.
The Gist
May 7 2014 5:15 PMTake This Quiz: What Kind of Political Scandal Are You?The Gist with Mike Pesca on the rise of online quizzes.
The Gist
May 5 2014 6:13 PMThe Debut of The GistListen to Slate’s new daily podcast with Mike Pesca
Sports Nut
April 29 2014 6:02 PMDonald Sterling Is a Vile RacistBut even a horrible human being doesn’t deserve to have his property stripped away.
Hang Up And Listen
April 21 2014 5:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Remember the 96 EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, and the Hillsborough disaster.
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April 7 2014 5:58 PMHang Up and Listen: The Mr. Monopoly Was a Hipster EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Final Four, the Premier League's relegation system, and Monopoly's new rules.
Culture Gabfest
March 26 2014 10:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Green Handshake” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Muppets Most Wanted, High Maintenance, and the evolution of tipping.
Brow Beat
March 24 2014 3:27 PMHow Did Finger-Tenting Become a Symbol of Evil?
Hang Up And Listen
March 17 2014 5:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hoisted by Their Own Criteria EditionSlate’s sports podcast on March Madness, NFL free agency, and Major League Soccer.
Hang Up And Listen
March 10 2014 5:44 PMAre the 34–0 Wichita State Shockers All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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