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The Slightly Less Than Beautiful Game

This past Saturday, the U.S. Men’s national soccer team once again crashed out of the World...

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Herschel Shocked

With the Senate contest between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock coming to a vote, Bill Nigut,...

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BEST OF THE GIST: Talking About Guns Edition

In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we listen to the first 20 minutes or so of the most...

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Covid Clemency

Emily Oster is a Harvard-educated professor of economics at Brown University, and, despite her...

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Party Pooper

Joe Lieberman has been in politics for most of his adult life. First as a Connecticut State...

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Liberal But Licentious Lion

Ted Kennedy: A Life is the sweeping new biography of the Massachusetts Senator whose importance...

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Is America Really Flirting With Civil War?

Civil wars are anything but spontaneous, and though they are often decades in the making, they...

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SF’s Human BS Detector

Heather Knight is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist whose subject areas of expertise include...

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BEST OF THE GIST: Uncle Slander Edition

In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we are replaying a chunk of this past week’s...

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The Number 1's of '92

Chris Molanphy, chart analyst, pop critic and host of the Hit Parade podcast is back to recount...

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Catching Up With Chris Hansen

For the past 18 years, Chris Hansen has built a career on confronting child predators. We discuss...

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BEST OF THE GIST: Pelosi Edition

In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we are replaying a chunk of this past week’s...

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No Way To Pick A President

In Picking Presidents: How to Make the Most Consequential Decision in the World, Gautam Mukunda...

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$1,000,000 Ticket

We are joined once again for the remainder of our interview with former Ambassador to the...

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Implicating Trump Under Oath

Gordon Sondland was Ambassador to the EU, which eventually led to his testimony during the first...

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The Democratization Of The Book Deal

Today we test the thesis that a Universal Basic Book Deal (UBBD) could possibly solve...

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The Princess And The Shaman (Who Might Also Be A Lizard)

Princess Martha Louise of Norway is engaged to an American shaman, and the Norwegians have been...

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BEST OF THE GIST: Squishy Science Edition

In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we look at the squishiest of science: cancelation and...

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What Went Right For The Dems And Wrong For The Pundit

The pundit, in this case, being The Gist host Mike Pesca. In the Antwentig, an examination of the...

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Hot-Dog And The Arizona Results

As we just wait … wait … wait for the results in states like Arizona, Nevada, and...

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