Noah Charney on Hieronymus Bosch and the so-called Acela primary.

Rebranding the So-Called “So-Called Acela” Primary

Rebranding the So-Called “So-Called Acela” Primary

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 26 2016 5:19 PM

The So-Called “So-Called Acela” Primary

In the Spiel, the two men who mangled their already impossible chances of pulling off a victory.

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Passengers on the platform outside of the Acela Excursion Train.

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Listen to Episode 484 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, we discuss the connection between infrastructure and money with Justin Fox from Bloomberg View. Then, Noah Charney explains why the art of Hieronymus Bosch is so hauntingly freaky. He’s the author of The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers. For the Spiel, inside the so-called “so-called Acela primary.”

There’s no Gist Wednesday, but we’ll be back with a normal show on Thursday.

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