Mike Pesca Mike Pesca

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

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.
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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?
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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.
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March 10 2014 5:44 PMAre the 34–0 Wichita State Shockers All They’re Cracked Up to Be?
Sports Nut
March 4 2014 4:50 PMHow to Fix the Extra PointThe 43-yard PAT kick is a terrible idea. Here’s a better alternative.
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
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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.”
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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. 
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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. 
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April 14 2014 4:50 PMThe Football League in China Where All the Players Are Obsessed With Rudy
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March 31 2014 5:18 PMWhy the NCAA Is So Panicked About the Potential for Unionized College Football Players
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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.
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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
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March 4 2014 5:34 PMIs the NFL’s Proposed Ban of the N-Word a Great Idea or a Foolish Mistake?
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Feb. 24 2014 5:37 PMSteve Nash Explains What It’s Like for a Great Athlete to Confront the End of His Career

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