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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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4.5 stars from 3,261 ratings
Home is a Construct
My husband and I have been “sharing” space with friends and family for 40 years and agree 1,000,000,000%! There are so many mutual benefits to it—love, support, fun, less financial pressure, less maintenance pressure on one person, environmentally friendly. The homelessness pressure in California...Read full review »
nmallan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/20
Plosives
Mike ***P***esca overENUNciates weird syllables and just ***b***lows u***p*** his ***p***LOsives INTO the microphone. The content is fine I guess, but his voice is extremely grating and always has been. Sorry, but it’s an audio medium. If someone ever talked that weirdly in person you would...Read full review »
Jojojojojffrhdghepduldudifoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/20
He is not listenable
I am sure Mr Pesca is a nice guy and a smart guy but I just gave the podcast a second shot and I will not try it a third time. Mr Pesca is irritating. Too much self-assured shouting. Lots of smarm and self-love.
Gateway Music via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 11/24/20
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Published 11/21/20
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Published 11/20/20
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