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The Gist

By Slate

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Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.

Customer Reviews

You had me at “Gist"

Excellent daily roundup of news, ideas and fun.

Terrific show

Really impressive how good this show is coming out of the gates. Smart, original, engaging and funny. Pesca is a great host and from one radio producer to another, big up to The Gist producer for corralling this into a good bit of radio every damn day.

Great host, great ideas, great guests

I love mike's style and his approach to what's being talked about on a daily basis. I work in media for a similarly constructed online show, and I've sent this podcast to my team because I admire the format, the pace, the fun and all the interesting facts I get in this podcast. It's a great listen and I highly recommend to anyone who wants to know the interesting news of the day but with an awesome twist. I'm hooked. Great job 'the gist' team :) I'm always looking forward to my daily dose of this podcast.