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The Gist
The Gist is on hiatus.A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 3,446 ratings
Bring back Mike
Bring back Mike. I’m not generally one to bemoan “cancel culture” but this was super koo-koo crazy extreme.
BuckwildPegadonkey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
I have had (no joke) multiple dreams in which Mike Pesca comes back to host the Gist and the joy is glee soaring on majestic wings. And then I wake up and realize it was just a dream and I am forced to think about the sad, sad times we live in.
Condor147 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Bring Mike Back
Bad choice, Slate. Mike Pesca was the best thing you had going for you. I’m cancelling my subscription to Slate Plus.
A great new podcast! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/21
Recent Episodes
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