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The Gist
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 3,092 ratings
Great entertaining insight
The host has an eye for macro trends, a razor sharp wit and a talent for articulating an argument. The Gist is fun and informative.
BRetinaNY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/20
Mike Pesca is both the smartest AND the funniest host in the world of podcasts. He is well versed in the topics and has a lightning wit. Yes he leans to the left ( by that I mean he astutely points out the hypocrisy and idiocy of the current administration) but he does not fail to shine a light...Read full review »
veblen canuck via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/19/20
Wicked Smaht!
A contender for the smartest (almost) daily podcast out there. Not for everyone’s taste, but what is?
Jeff987654321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/20
Recent Episodes
On the Gist, Karens receiving informal justice. In the interview, Mike speaks with Barry Friedman, one of two investigators appointed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James to investigate the NYPD’s actions in protest activity. Founder of the Policing Project at NYU Law, Friedman is a...
Published 07/09/20
On the Gist, crime in unpoliced camps. In the interview, comedian Tom Papa is here to talk with Mike about his new book You’re Doing Great! and his Netflix special of the same name. He and Mike discuss the choice of happiness, getting stuck, and why we should listen to young people more. In the...
Published 07/08/20
On the Gist, Trump at Mount Rushmore. In the interview, making a strong case for reparations among descendants of enslaved African Americans is economist William Darity, Jr in his new book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century. Darity suggests that...
Published 07/06/20
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