The Gist (podcast)

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The Gist
GenreDaily news show
Running timeapproximately 20 to 30 minutes
Country of originUnited States
Hosted byMike Pesca
Executive producer(s)Andy Bowers
Recording studioNew York City
Original releaseMay 2014 (2014-05) – present (present)
Audio formatStereophonic/MP3

The Gist is an American podcast produced by Slate magazine that covers a wide variety of current news and issues. The show first aired in May 2014,[1] and is hosted by Mike Pesca.[2]


New episodes of the show are released daily during the week. The show consists of one or two segments regarding recent issues, seasonal topics, or general news items. The host usually interviews an expert on the issue being discussed. The podcast concludes with a "spiel", which is short op-ed by Pesca on some topic that may or may not have already been discussed in the podcast. On the podcast-rating site Podbay, The Gist's average rating is 4.5 out of 5.


  1. ^ "Slate Raising Its Investment in Podcasts". New York Times. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  2. ^ Pesca, Mike (May 5, 2014). "The Debut of The Gist". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved May 22, 2014.

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