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Mike Pesca

Host of The Gist
Mike Pesca is an American radio journalist and podcaster based in New York City. He is the host of Slate magazine's daily podcast, The Gist and the editor of Upon Further Review:The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History.
Recent episodes featuring Mike Pesca
Comedy Week: Stand-Up Comedy
The Gist
On The Gist, we’re kicking off our week on the world of comedy by talking to three comedians about the state of stand-up comedy. Adam Ferrara, Aparna Nancherla, and Hari Kondabolu talk with Mike about the way they perform, how they interact with their audience and fans, and pushing boundaries in the art form.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do the Hustle
The Gist
On The Gist, questions the debate needed. In the interview, director Lorene Scafaria is here to talk with Mike about the new film Hustlers. They discuss recruiting Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Cardi B, the importance of Chopin, and filming at a strip club.   In the Spiel, the crazy things said during the debate.Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Leave It to Lovett
The Gist
On The Gist, what should we care about?  In the interview, Jon Lovett is here to talk with Mike about Joe Biden, debate in liberal roundtables, the Overton window, and the live Lovett or Leave It show at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2019. In the Spiel, Joe Biden is fading.Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Ousting of Donald Sterling
The Gist
On The Gist, Fort Campbell middle schoolers and the border wall. In the interview, journalist Ramona Shelburne is here to talk about her new five-part 30 for 30 series on Donald Sterling and the Clippers. She and Mike discuss how she started covering the Clippers, reporting out the Sterling story at the time, and the subsequent fallout. Her new series is The Sterling Affairs.  In the Spiel, Donald Sterling, Donald Trump, and the for-profit presidency. Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Made-for-TV President
The Gist
On The Gist, Bolton is out. In the interview, New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik is here to talk about his new book about Trump and television. He and Mike discuss how the increasing variety of television networks and the boom of reality TV led to Trump, and his similarities to the classic anti-hero trope. Poniewozik’s new book is Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America. In the Spiel, mass shootings and mental health.Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stats
Birthdate
Dec 29th, 1971
Location
NYC, NY, USA
Episode Count
979
Podcast Count
14
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 4 days