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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.

    Define the Police

    Define the Police

    On the Gist, the greatness that will remain long after we’re gone.
    In the interview, we present part two of Mike’s conversation with John McWhorter on the linguistics of race, defining ‘Defund the Police,’ and how words we use today will morph over time. WcWhorter is the host of Lexicon Valley and a professor at Columbia University. Find his most recent piece in the Atlantic: “The Dictionary Definition of Racism Has to Change.”
    In the spiel, historical truths versus myths.
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    • 33 min
    Redefining Racism

    Redefining Racism

    On the Gist, the McCloskeys in Missouri.
    In the first part of this two-part interview, John McWhorter is here to dig into definitions with Mike. They discuss how the meanings of racism and white supremacy have changed over the years, and what that says about the ways culture is shifting. McWhorter is the host of Lexicon Valley, and his latest piece is “The Dictionary Definition of Racism Has to Change,” in the Atlantic.
    In the spiel, a professional b******t artist.
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    • 31 min
    See No Evil, Hear No Evil

    See No Evil, Hear No Evil

    On the Gist, there is no question these men needed to breathe.
    In the interview, Maria Konnikova is back for “Is That B******t?” She and Mike discuss the scientific preprints published on Covid-19 and call out the credible and those rife with misinformation. How can you trust them? Maria’s newest book called The Biggest Bluff, is already a New York Times bestseller.
    In the spiel, how Trump consumes news.
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    The Never-Ending Trump

    The Never-Ending Trump

    On the Gist, paying the Taliban and not believing the New York Times.
    In the interview, the around-the-clock news cycle turns 40 years old this summer. With the advent of cable television and a bright idea from an American media mogul, CNN was born. Journalist and author, Lisa Napoli, talks with Mike about her unauthorized biography, Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News, and explains how the station became a trailblazing force in transforming the ways we consumed media at the end of the 20th century.  
    In the spiel, Trump is the worst. But he’s not gone yet.
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    • 33 min
    Splashing Down on a Mountain of Racism

    Splashing Down on a Mountain of Racism

    On the Gist, Disney’s Splash Mountain.
    In part two of their interview, Mike continues to talk with Matthew Barge about the failure of police departments to gather data and statistics that would help create and enforce meaningful policing policy change. Barge is a lawyer, a principal consultant with 21CP Solutions, and federal court-appointed monitor overseeing federal consent decrees in Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland.
    In the spiel, the Lobstar of the Antentwig
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    • 33 min
    Playing With a Viral Yo-Yo

    Playing With a Viral Yo-Yo

    On the Gist, Biden is in the lead.
    In the first part of a two-part interview, Mike talks with police practices and civil rights expert Matthew Barge about how policy has failed to change how law enforcement agencies police communities, how police unions have played a huge role in where we find ourselves now, and what role consent decrees play in changing police behavior. Barge is a lawyer, a principal consultant with 21CP Solutions, and federal court-appointed monitor overseeing federal consent decrees in Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland. 
    In the spiel, the Covid-19 yo-yo.
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    • 35 min

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