Alexandra Petri is an American humorist, newspaper columnist, writer, and author of the book Nothing is Wrong and Here Is Why.
On the Gist, the Washington football team have more work ahead than they realize.In the interview, Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri joins Mike to chat about her recently published book Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why. A hand-picked anthology of her some of her best essays that are mockingly sharp, and unsettlingly cheerful, it showcases the satirist’s gleefully distorted take on our political and social realities. In the spiel, educational idiocy.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
How much has Big Tech changed since the 2016 election? Sam is joined by Washington Post tech reporters Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm. They chat about Facebook and Twitter and how their platforms and views on free speech have evolved since the last presidential election. Sam also chats with Washington Post columnist and satirist Alexandra Petri about her book of essays Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why and how she uses humor to uncover bigger truths.
No matter how often we’re told “we’re all in this together,” months of isolation and perpetual bad news still make us want to throw something at the wall. Washington Post humorist and columnist Alexandra Petri joins host Krys Boyd to add her brand of humor to the discord and irony to our current events. Her new book is called “Nothing is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays.”
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Mar 15th, 1988
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1 hour, 52 minutes
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