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FANTI
We Can’t Call This “N*gga."

FANTI

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 59:35


This episode contains strong language, as the title of the episode suggests. Listener discretion is advised.This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about the "n" word. No, not Chloé Zhao's 2020 indie hit Nomadland. We're talking about the word n*gger. And n*gga. And Tre'vell's personal favorite: nig nogs. The word has been in the news rather recently with a number of newsrooms having to address its use by members of its staff. It seems the word is always up for debate in white spaces, among non-Black POC and even Black folks about who can and can't and who should or shouldn't use the word. Jarrett and Tre'vell examine the debate of it all and share their own experiences with its use. But first…T(ea) TimeTre'vell and Jarrett discuss media burn-out and the cost of remaining plugged in online. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the new Youtube Original series Super Sema as well as an honorable mention for LA artists D Smoke and Sir. He also has a dishonorable mention for the raggedy duo of capitalism and white supremacy which work together to make everything worse. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

Blocked and Reported
Reply All And Mike Pesca And Smith College And Race And Race And Race

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 55:31


The liberal landscape is littered with race-related meltdowns. After a correction and an update to last week's Reply All episode, Katie and Jesse discuss Mike Pesca's suspension from Slate and a long, infuriating article in the New York Times about false accusations at Smith College. Reply All’s “The Confetti Cannon” episode: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvh64g (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvh64g) The other side of the argument that Reply All got more political: https://www.reddit.com/r/replyallpodcast/comments/ju3ly4/hottakereplyallisnotgettingmorepolitical/gca58cv?utmsource=share&utmmedium=web2x&context=3 (https://www.reddit.com/r/replyallpodcast/comments/ju3ly4/hot_take_reply_all_is_not_getting_more_political/gca58cv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) Fresh Air on the nature of the protest: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971319812/reporters-video-from-inside-senate-on-jan-6-shows-a-crowd-prepared-for-violence (https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971319812/reporters-video-from-inside-senate-on-jan-6-shows-a-crowd-prepared-for-violence) NY Times on Deadspin’s implosion: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/media/deadspin-was-a-good-website.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/media/deadspin-was-a-good-website.html) Defector’s story on Mike Pesca: https://defector.com/mike-pesca-slate-suspended/ (https://defector.com/mike-pesca-slate-suspended/) NY Times on Pesca: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/media/slate-mike-pesca-suspended.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/media/slate-mike-pesca-suspended.html) “Eschew the Taboo: The pernicious effects of banning words” by Christopher Hitchens: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/12/hatred-will-always-outpace-linguistic-correctness.html (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/12/hatred-will-always-outpace-linguistic-correctness.html) Ta-Nehisi Coates on use/mention: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/11/to-conversate/66929/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/11/to-conversate/66929/) John McWhorter on use/mention: https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-word (https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-word) Margaret Sullivan with a confusing column: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/mike-pesca-donald-mcneil-n-word-media/2021/02/24/fe89d010-76a1-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117story.html?itid=apmargaretsullivan (https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/mike-pesca-donald-mcneil-n-word-media/2021/02/24/fe89d010-76a1-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html?itid=ap_margaretsullivan) Stefan Fatsis on this debate in Slate alllllll the way back in 2020: https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.html (https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.html) The episode of The Gist where Pesca mentions nonbinary pronouns: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/acosta-out-emily-bazelon-charged-kamala-harris-gun-laws.html (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/acosta-out-emily-bazelon-charged-kamala-harris-gun-laws.html) Michael Powell’s crazy story about Smith College: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.html) The ACLU ACLU-ing, hard: https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/smith-college-overhauls-policing-practices-after-black (https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/smith-college-overhauls-policing-practices-after-black) Cathy Young on the "Napping Whilte Black" story at Yale, which was significantly more complicated: https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/ (https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/) Jodi Shaw's latter, as published by Bari Weiss: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns (https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns) Katie on disappearing lesbians: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/where-have-all-the-lesbians-gone-0a7 (https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/where-have-all-the-lesbians-gone-0a7) Glenn Greenwald on his experience "trending as a transphobe and biphobe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXJoOsdoNE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=GlennGreenwald (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXJoOsdoNE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=GlennGreenwald)

Blocked and Reported
Episode 53: Reply All And Mike Pesca And Smith College And Race And Race And Race

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 53:54


The liberal landscape is littered with race-related meltdowns. After a correction and an update to last week's Reply All episode, Katie and Jesse discuss Mike Pesca's suspension from Slate and a long, infuriating article in the New York Times about false accusations at Smith College.Reply All’s “The Confetti Cannon” episode:https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvh64gThe other side of the argument that Reply All got more political:https://www.reddit.com/r/replyallpodcast/comments/ju3ly4/hot_take_reply_all_is_not_getting_more_political/gca58cv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3Fresh Air on the nature of the protest:https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971319812/reporters-video-from-inside-senate-on-jan-6-shows-a-crowd-prepared-for-violenceNY Times on Deadspin’s implosion: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/business/media/deadspin-was-a-good-website.htmlDefector’s story on Mike Pesca:https://defector.com/mike-pesca-slate-suspended/NY Times on Pesca:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/media/slate-mike-pesca-suspended.html“Eschew the Taboo: The pernicious effects of banning words” by Christopher Hitchens:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/12/hatred-will-always-outpace-linguistic-correctness.htmlTa-Nehisi Coates on use/mention:https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/11/to-conversate/66929/John McWhorter on use/mention:https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-wordMargaret Sullivan with a confusing column:https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/mike-pesca-donald-mcneil-n-word-media/2021/02/24/fe89d010-76a1-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html?itid=ap_margaretsullivanStefan Fatsis on this debate in Slate alllllll the way back in 2020:https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.htmlThe episode of The Gist where Pesca mentions nonbinary pronouns:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/acosta-out-emily-bazelon-charged-kamala-harris-gun-laws.htmlMichael Powell’s crazy story about Smith College:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.htmlThe ACLU ACLU-ing, hard:https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/smith-college-overhauls-policing-practices-after-blackCathy Young on the "Napping Whilte Black" story at Yale, which was significantly more complicated:https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/ Jodi Shaw's latter, as published by Bari Weiss:https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns Katie on disappearing lesbians:https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/where-have-all-the-lesbians-gone-0a7 Glenn Greenwald on his experience "trending as a transphobe and biphobe":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXJoOsdoNE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=GlennGreenwald  This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.blockedandreported.org/subscribe

Cast Iron Brains -- A Podcast
"No one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle! You understand?"

Cast Iron Brains -- A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 78:42


Here we are once again with another hour-and-change about this silly, silly world we share. Specifically, this week we’re on about the multi-faceted disaster in Texas and the indefinite suspension of Slate podcaster Mike Pesca for wanting to talk about what can or cannot be talked about by whom without actually saying—or typing—the thing himself. It’s all absurdia, all the time, here in 2021.2:22 — Texas mayor’s bad Facebook post and Ted Cruz’s quick jaunt to Mexico23:33 — Grid failures and political failures in Texas52:58 — When is it ok to talk about whether or not it’s ok to talk about who should be sometimes allowed to say bad words that we all agree shouldn’t ever be said derogatorily by basically anyone?Head to the website for a show note, with links and whatever else we promised during the show.

This Day in Esoteric Political History
Election Sunday: A Great Debate Zinger (1988) w/ Mike Pesca

This Day in Esoteric Political History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2020 24:48


It’s October 4th. On this day in 1988, Lloyd Bentsen delivered one of the most memorable debate lines of all time when he told his VP opponent Dan Quayle that he “was no Jack Kennedy.” Jody and Niki are joined by Mike Pesca, the host of Slate’s “The Gist,” to discuss why Benson’s line worked so well and what it can teach us about other great debate moments. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Our website is thisdaypod.com Follow us on social @thisdaypod

Political Gabfest
Special: SCOTUS After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Political Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2020 27:39


Emily Bazelon joins Mike Pesca, host of Slate's Gist, for a special episode on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After discussing Ginsburg’s history as a justice and legacy on the court, they begin to unpack the future political ramifications of her death. Emily and Mike talk through the ways a nomination could quickly slip through the Senate before January, the impact a conservative court could have on issues besides abortion rights, and if Ginsburg should have stepped down under President Obama. Email us at thegist@slate.com Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Even Odds
Episode 13: Brandon Hosts f/Mike Pesca and Eric Stangeland

Even Odds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 63:46


Brandon hosts this week while Paul plays, and we're joined by Eric Stangeland from the NOT IN MY HOUSE podcast, and Mike Pesca from Slate, NPR, and The Gist podcast. Follow Mike on twitter @pescami, and download and listen to The Gist podcast, which is fantastic! Follow Eric @estang74, and definitely check out the NOT IN MY HOUSE Podcast as well. As always, check out the show's Amazon playlist for a compilation of the Intro/Outro music for the show: https://music.amazon.com/user-playlists/4308c26c275540dcb79537579087c6eesune?ref=dm_sh_00e5-d1be-dmcp-58e2-cfc2d&musicTerritory=US&marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Here & Now
Athletes Join Protests; 'Be Water' Explores Bruce Lee's Life, Legacy

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 42:13


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is apologizing for saying players who kneel in protest when the NFL season starts would be "disrespecting the flag." Brees was asked Wednesday how the league should react if more players kneel in protest during the national anthem, as Colin Kaepernick did in 2016. We get the latest from Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca. Also, we speak with Bao Nguyen, the director of "Be Water," the new ESPN documentary about the life of the late film star Bruce Lee.

Slate Daily Feed
Trumpcast: The Holy Trinity of Cuomo, Coronavirus, and Commerce

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 44:52


Virginia Heffernan talks to Mike Pesca, host of Slate podcast The Gist, about all things coronavirus, the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and what it might take to approach something that looks like normal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
The Holy Trinity of Cuomo, Coronavirus, and Commerce

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 44:52


Virginia Heffernan talks to Mike Pesca, host of Slate podcast The Gist, about all things coronavirus, the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and what it might take to approach something that looks like normal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Legends of Sport with Andrew D. Bernstein

This week, Andy invites radio host, journalist, and fellow podcaster, Mike Pesca! Mikes discusses his New York Times Best Selling book "Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History", a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios and the ripple effects that shoulda-coulda-woulda happened. From Muhammed Ali overcoming government conviction, Dwight Clark's "The Catch", Bill Buckner's missed grounder in the '86 World Series, Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson, and the "What-If's?" that didn't make the cut. The two also discuss the current shutdown of sports due to the Coronavirus pandemic, what sports means to society in terms of healing, and what the new future holds for sporting events. Be sure to check out Mike's podcast "The Gist"!

Hang Up and Listen
Ken Jennings Is the Jeopardy! GOAT

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 75:24


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about how the Chiefs and 49ers made the Super Bowl. They also discuss the new Netflix documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Finally, Fatsis and Mike Pesca interview the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Ken Jennings. Chiefs and 49ers (02:49): On Patrick Mahomes, the 49ers’ running game, Andy Reid, and Kyle Shanahan. Aaron Hernandez (20:50): Does the new Netflix doc have any reason to exist? Ken Jennings (36:20): The greatest Jeopardy! player of all time tells all. Afterballs (01:03:02): Joel on Marshawn Lynch and Stefan on the Memphis Kings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: Ken Jennings Is the Jeopardy! GOAT

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 75:24


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about how the Chiefs and 49ers made the Super Bowl. They also discuss the new Netflix documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Finally, Fatsis and Mike Pesca interview the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Ken Jennings. Chiefs and 49ers (02:49): On Patrick Mahomes, the 49ers’ running game, Andy Reid, and Kyle Shanahan. Aaron Hernandez (20:50): Does the new Netflix doc have any reason to exist? Ken Jennings (36:20): The greatest Jeopardy! player of all time tells all. Afterballs (01:03:02): Joel on Marshawn Lynch and Stefan on the Memphis Kings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Meghan Daum’s Problem With Everything

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019 32:41


On The Gist, Gordon Sondland testified before Congress. In the interview, Meghan Daum is here to talk with Mike Pesca about her new book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars. They discuss toughness versus sensitivity, age differences, and how we should appreciate the confusion of this time more. In the Spiel, a dodeca-antentwig. 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 Gist
Meghan Daum’s Problem With Everything

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019 32:41


On The Gist, Gordon Sondland testified before Congress. In the interview, Meghan Daum is here to talk with Mike Pesca about her new book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars. They discuss toughness versus sensitivity, age differences, and how we should appreciate the confusion of this time more. In the Spiel, a dodeca-antentwig. 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 Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
The Sporting Life: 9/27/19

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 36:08


Jeremy talks with Slate's Mike Pesca, EP of HBO's "24/7 College Football" Bo Mattingly, soccer historian Simon Critchley and former Michigan & NFL WR Braylon Edwards.

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

The journalist and podcaster talks about the Mets missing the playoffs again and why Adam Gase doesn't inspire Jets fans that good things are coming.

The Gist
They Tried to Cancel You

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2019 31:57


On The Gist, journalist Katie Herzog fills in for Mike Pesca and focuses on cancel culture.  In the interview, Herzog interviews filmmaker Rhys Ernst about his new film Adam, and the queer backlash against the film. What’s it like for your own community to try and cancel you? Is all the extra publicity a good thing? And how does attempted cancellation age? In the Spiel, unproductive Antifa protests. 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

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: They Tried to Cancel You

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2019 31:57


On The Gist, journalist Katie Herzog fills in for Mike Pesca and focuses on cancel culture.  In the interview, Herzog interviews filmmaker Rhys Ernst about his new film Adam, and the queer backlash against the film. What’s it like for your own community to try and cancel you? Is all the extra publicity a good thing? And how does attempted cancellation age? In the Spiel, unproductive Antifa protests. 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

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up and Listen: The Extremely Cold Feet Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2019 72:40


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk with ESPN’s Sam Borden about Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea debut. The Gist’s Mike Pesca also joins to discuss Antonio Brown’s feet and helmet issues, and Rebecca Schuman explains Simone Biles’ latest feats of gymnastics virtuosity. Christian Pulisic (01:30): What lessons, if any, can we take from Pulisic’s first Premier League match? Antonio Brown (18:04): What’s behind the Raiders receiver’s odd behavior? Simone Biles (35:57): Why the greatest gymnast ever is the greatest gymnast ever. Afterballs (52:44): Mike on the joys of good baseball, Stefan on youth sports in 1980, and Josh on running through a brick wall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The Extremely Cold Feet Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2019 72:40


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk with ESPN’s Sam Borden about Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea debut. The Gist’s Mike Pesca also joins to discuss Antonio Brown’s feet and helmet issues, and Rebecca Schuman explains Simone Biles’ latest feats of gymnastics virtuosity. Christian Pulisic (01:30): What lessons, if any, can we take from Pulisic’s first Premier League match? Antonio Brown (18:04): What’s behind the Raiders receiver’s odd behavior? Simone Biles (35:57): Whythe greatest gymnast ever is the greatest gymnast ever. Afterballs (52:44): Mike on the joys of good baseball, Stefan on youth sports in 1980, and Josh on running through a brick wall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Political Gabfest
Moscow Mitch

Political Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2019 70:51


Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Mike Pesca discuss white supremacist violence, Mitch McConnell’s new nicknames, and the impact of Joaquin Castro tweeting the names of Trump donors. Come see the Political Gabfest LIVE in the Twin Cities for an unforgettable yet timely show full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Tickets available now! You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Political: Moscow Mitch

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2019 70:51


Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Mike Pesca discuss white supremacist violence, Mitch McConnell’s new nicknames, and the impact of Joaquin Castro tweeting the names of Trump donors. Come see the Political Gabfest LIVE in the Twin Cities for an unforgettable yet timely show full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Tickets available now! You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Out Like a Champ

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2019 32:04


On The Gist, even in defeat, Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer made one really smart play. In the interview, Mike Pesca sometimes bikes to work, and—in full adherence to New York City law, mind you—he doesn’t wear a helmet when he does. Should he, or are the benefits of bike helmets overrated? Maria Konnikova gets into it on the latest edition of The Gist’s “Is That Bullshit?” In the Spiel, the best way to answer a question? Answer the actual question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Out Like a Champ

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2019 32:04


On The Gist, even in defeat, Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer made one really smart play. In the interview, Mike Pesca sometimes bikes to work, and—in full adherence to New York City law, mind you—he doesn’t wear a helmet when he does. Should he, or are the benefits of bike helmets overrated? Maria Konnikova gets into it on the latest edition of The Gist’s “Is That Bullshit?” In the Spiel, the best way to answer a question? Answer the actual question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Joe Biden’s Battle

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 35:12


On The Gist, whether he’s on the most electable part of the political spectrum or not, Joe Biden is about to go through the wringer.    In the interview, winning a major sports championship is a thrill few ever get to know. But what happens when you keep stacking trophies, like the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have done in recent years? The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss covers the team, and wonders “if the Warriors suffer from, shall we call it, winner’s ennui.” Strauss is the host of the House of Strauss podcast and wrote a chapter on the Warriors in Mike Pesca’s book, Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History.  In the Spiel, it’s one from the vault on HBO’s The Jinx, which, it’s now come to light, included some misleading editing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Joe Biden’s Battle

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 35:12


On The Gist, whether he’s on the most electable part of the political spectrum or not, Joe Biden is about to go through the wringer.    In the interview, winning a major sports championship is a thrill few ever get to know. But what happens when you keep stacking trophies, like the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have done in recent years? The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss covers the team, and wonders “if the Warriors suffer from, shall we call it, winner’s ennui.” Strauss is the host of the House of Strauss podcast and wrote a chapter on the Warriors in Mike Pesca’s book, Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History.  In the Spiel, it’s one from the vault on HBO’s The Jinx, which, it’s now come to light, included some misleading editing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: The Better Angels of Big Business

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 28:43


On The Gist, the redacted Mueller report as an exercise in Zen.  In the interview, economist Tyler Cowen is just about the smartest person in Mike Pesca’s podcast feed. He’s on the Gist to answer rapid fire questions on the college admissions scandal, what the likes of Herman Cain would mean for the Fed, and the virtues of big American enterprises. That last topic is the subject of Cowen’s new book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. His podcast is Conversations with Tyler.  In the Spiel, oh how we forget about the gulf between lived experience and public recollection.     This episode is brought to you by Constant Contact. For a free trial, sign up today at constantcontact.com/GIST. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
The Better Angels of Big Business

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 28:43


On The Gist, the redacted Mueller report as an exercise in Zen.  In the interview, economist Tyler Cowen is just about the smartest person in Mike Pesca’s podcast feed. He’s on the Gist to answer rapid fire questions on the college admissions scandal, what the likes of Herman Cain would mean for the Fed, and the virtues of big American enterprises. That last topic is the subject of Cowen’s new book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. His podcast is Conversations with Tyler.  In the Spiel, oh how we forget the gulf that lies between lived experience and public recollection.     This episode is brought to you by Constant Contact. For a free trial, sign up today at constantcontact.com/GIST. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Farewell to Zion Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 66:32


Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca break down the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four and are joined by Lindsay Gibbs of ThinkProgress to discuss the women’s tournament. Ben Lindbergh of the Ringer talks about the new Major League Baseball season. And author Wayne Coffey comes on to discuss his new book, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, about the miracle New York Mets of 1969. Basketball (2:40): Despite one of the greatest collections of young talent ever, Duke didn’t make the Final Four. Despite a perceived snub of a No. 2 seed, the Connecticut women did.  Baseball (28:14): Major League Baseball has a labor problem: It has stopped overpaying older free agents but isn’t compensating its best young players at market rates. Mets (48:38): Fifty years ago, the New York Mets went from one of the worst franchises in the history of pro sports to World Series champs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The Farewell to Zion Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 66:32


Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca break down the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four and are joined by Lindsay Gibbs of ThinkProgress to discuss the women’s tournament. Ben Lindbergh of the Ringer talks about the new Major League Baseball season. And author Wayne Coffey comes on to discuss his new book, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, about the miracle New York Mets of 1969. Basketball (2:40): Despite one of the greatest collections of young talent ever, Duke didn’t make the Final Four. Despite a perceived snub of a No. 2 seed, the Connecticut women did.  Baseball (28:14): Major League Baseball has a labor problem: It has stopped overpaying older free agents but isn’t compensating its best young players at market rates. Mets (48:38): Fifty years ago, the New York Mets went from one of the worst franchises in the history of pro sports to World Series champs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Adam Schiff Is Not Okay

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2019 36:51


On The Gist, Mike Pesca, in true hipster fashion, laments the end of Wow Air. In the interview, much of the news media was guilty of hyping up the knockout blow that Mueller’s report would deliver president Trump. But a few journalists on the left were always skeptical of the investigation’s origins and potential. Among them is Nation contributor Aaron Maté, who saw in the Mueller probe a distraction from the Democratic Party’s failure in 2016—and from the stories that really matter.           In the Spiel, Rep. Adam Schiff comes out swinging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Adam Schiff Is Not Okay

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2019 36:51


On The Gist, Mike Pesca, in true hipster fashion, laments the end of Wow Air. In the interview, much of the news media was guilty of hyping up the knockout blow that Mueller’s report would deliver president Trump. But a few journalists on the left were always skeptical of the investigation’s origins and potential. Among them is Nation contributor Aaron Maté, who saw in the Mueller probe a distraction from the Democratic Party’s failure in 2016—and from the stories that really matter.           In the Spiel, Rep. Adam Schiff comes out swinging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Business Wars
USFL vs NFL - Risky Business | 7

Business Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2019 30:20


Mike Pesca, Slate, joins to talk about the biggest risks facing the NFL, whether the Patriots are good or bad for the league, and what our culture would look like if football never took off as a professional sport in the first place. Plus, he talks about his latest book, Upon Further Review: The Greatest What Ifs in Sports History. Hear more from Mike on his daily podcast, The Gist.Support us by supporting our sponsors!

The Gist
This Festival Was Fyre

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2019 30:40


On The Gist, throwback to Mike Pesca's unnecessarily censored yearbook quote. In the interview, Seth Crossno, also known by his online persona William Needham Finley IV, thought it would be fun to go to the Fyre Festival with his buddies. And while the festival might have been a mess, being a part of two competing documentaries about the experience and winning a lawsuit about it was quite the trip. Crossno is here to discuss what it was like, and why he doesn’t understand how people found Fyre Festival scammer Billy McFarland so charming.  In the Spiel, who can advertise during the Super Bowl.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: This Festival Was Fyre

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2019 30:40


On The Gist, throwback to Mike Pesca's unnecessarily censored yearbook quote. In the interview, Seth Crossno, also known by his online persona William Needham Finley IV, thought it would be fun to go to the Fyre Festival with his buddies. And while the festival might have been a mess, being a part of two competing documentaries about the experience and winning a lawsuit about it was quite the trip. Crossno is here to discuss what it was like, and why he doesn’t understand how people found Fyre Festival scammer Billy McFarland so charming.  In the Spiel, who can advertise during the Super Bowl.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The When You’re the Steak Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2019 79:32


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Gist’s Mike Pesca to discuss the NFL’s conference championship games. ESPN’s Steve Fainaru also joins to talk about the collapsing football insurance market, and Ben Lindbergh of the Ringer assesses baseball’s ice-cold free agent market. NFL playoffs (3:51): The Saints got robbed. Does that mean the NFL should institute instant replay for pass interference? Also: Is there anything new to say about the Patriots? Football and insurance (32:44): It’s getting harder and harder for the NFL and other football entities to get insurance coverage. Does that mean the sport is on the verge of collapse? MLB free agency (50:01): With spring training getting closer, superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain unsigned. What’s going to break the impasse? Afterballs (68:05): Stefan on “good from 70” and Josh on Mike Tice’s Super Bowl ticket scalping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The When You’re the Steak Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2019 79:32


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by The Gist’s Mike Pesca to discuss the NFL’s conference championship games. ESPN’s Steve Fainaru also joins to talk about the collapsing football insurance market, and Ben Lindbergh of the Ringer assesses baseball’s ice-cold free agent market. NFL playoffs (3:51): The Saints got robbed. Does that mean the NFL should institute instant replay for pass interference? Also: Is there anything new to say about the Patriots? Football and insurance (32:44): It’s getting harder and harder for the NFL and other football entities to get insurance coverage. Does that mean the sport is on the verge of collapse? MLB free agency (50:01): With spring training getting closer, superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain unsigned. What’s going to break the impasse? Afterballs (68:05): Stefan on “good from 70” and Josh on Mike Tice’s Super Bowl ticket scalping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Andy Serkis, Motion Capture Master

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2018 32:39


On The Gist, Mike Pesca is leaving Facebook, mostly. In the interview, Andy Serkis is here to discuss his newest movie, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, along with the film’s star Rohan Chand. They talk about the magic of working in motion capture, how it really isn’t all that different from other types of acting, and what it was like jumping on Christian Bale’s back. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is available on Netflix.    In the Spiel, finding the appropriate punishments for things like drones at the airport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Andy Serkis, Motion Capture Master

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2018 32:39


On The Gist, Mike Pesca is leaving Facebook, mostly. In the interview, Andy Serkis is here to discuss his newest movie, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, along with the film’s star Rohan Chand. They talk about the magic of working in motion capture, how it really isn’t all that different from other types of acting, and what it was like jumping on Christian Bale’s back. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is available on Netflix.    In the Spiel, finding the appropriate punishments for things like drones at the airport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Employee of the Month: Jeffrey Wright and Brian Lehrer on Brett Kavanaugh, Jack Daniel's and Manspreading

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2018 65:02


As suicide rate rises amongst the military, Republicans are slashing government funding for mental health care. So, when military struggling with PTSD wanted to stage a performance to help cope with PTSD, Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright volunteered to direct them. HBO’s riveting new documentary We are Not Done Yet chronicles their process and how the military trains artists. The Tony and Emmy winner also shares his love for Jack Daniels and how he guarded Brett Kavanaugh in football. Plus, Lazarus speaks with Brian Lehrer, the Peabody winning and duly beloved host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, who embodies Lao Tzu's philosophy that, "The best leaders are those the people hardly know exist." But is he a Yankee or a Mets fan? Catie Lazarus, with help from Mike Pesca, tests Lehrer’s baseball trivia and his hairy past.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Two Countries, at the Cost of One

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2018 30:35


On The Gist, by any previous standard, we’d be saying that President Donald Trump lost the midterms, plain and simple. In the interview, Tuesday’s midterms saw red states get redder and blue ones bluer. If results like those keep repeating themselves, Slate panelists—Dahlia Lithwick, Jamelle Bouie, and Jim Newell, hosted live in New York by Mike Pesca—say America could soon feel like two distinct legal worlds. In the Spiel, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a tight end at the University of Iowa! And uh, that tells us nothing about his character. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

While we wait for news on the bomb suspect, a debate between Slate’s Mike Pesca and Mary Harris: Can we blame the potential explosives on provocative political speech?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Mueller on the Mind

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2018 31:19


On The Gist, Beto O’Rourke has the momentum but also a mountain to climb.  In the interview, Neal Katyal has argued 37 cases before the Supreme Court, and (better yet!) joined Mike Pesca on stage at Slate Day in Austin, Texas. Our condensed version of the interview covers the implications of a confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, why Robert Mueller “will have the last laugh” when it comes to taking on Trump, and what the indictment of a sitting U.S. president would look like.  In the Spiel, what mothers of sons have to say about Kavanaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ZigZag
The Civil Token Sale is Live

ZigZag

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2018 23:51


Manoush and Jen explain the latest news on Civil’s token sale. They also admit why they're a little uneasy about some recent press coverage of their endeavors, and try to make sense of one man’s failed attempt at #MeToo redemption. Who you’ll hear: Manoush and Jen (@manoushz) (@jpoyant) A PROGRAMMING NOTE: Season Two officially kicks off on Oct 11, 2018. Never heard the show? Start with Season One here. GO DEEPER: Clarifications on where the money from the sale goes and how the process of buying CVL will get easier. The New York Times features ZigZag. PBS Newshour has a Civil explainer and Coinbase interviews Manoush about her hopes for journalism. An honest assessment of the current process for buying CVL from Nieman Lab. Are the days of explosive crypto growth over? #MeToo must-reads from Jia Tolentino at the New Yorker and Mike Pesca at Slate. Listener donations help keep this podcast going. CREDITS: David Herman, Audio Engineer and Composer Tory Williams, Photography ZigZag comes from Stable Genius Productions, in partnership with Civil. We are proud members of Radiotopia, from PRX. ZigZag is the business show about being human. Join a community of listeners riding the twists and turns of late-capitalism, searching for a kinder, more sustainable way. Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant investigate how work and business impact our wellbeing and the planet we live on. On Seasons 4 and 5, hear from rebels and visionaries with radical ideas on how we can build stable lives, careers, and companies. **If you’re also interested in Jen and Manoush’s personal story and their adventures in starting their own business with a little help from blockchain technology, listen to the first three seasons, starting with Season 1, Chapter 1.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
W Kamau Bell & Mike Pesca

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2018 65:40


This week, we've got another Emmy-nominated guest - W.Kamau Bell! He's known for his stand-up comedy. But he might be even more beloved for the television shows he's hosted. "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," was kind of a hybrid between a political satire show and a talk show. But unlike, say, "The Daily Show" Kamau wasn't inclined to be the star. Rather, he let his guests do that. Kamau just asked questions - both funny and serious ones. That made the show really special. W. Kamau Bell's, "United Shades of America," airs on CNN and is up for three Emmys. He'll tell us why he's particularly proud about the series. Then, we'll talk to Mike Pesca about his newest book: "Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History". It's a collection of essays from over 30 different writers - people like Robert Siegel, Nate DiMeo, Jesse Eisenberg and more. They all ask hypothetical questions about the most pivotal moments in sports history... and what would have happened if things had gone differently. Pesca also talks about what it was like working for NPR as one of two sports reporters and about the time he was the guest host of "Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me!" (including the outcry he received for having Kim Kardashian-West on that program). And finally, for this week's Outshot, Jesse breaks down "Aretha Live at the Fillmore West" and why the San Francisco-recorded live album might be the perfect showcase for the late Queen of Soul.

The Gist
Gist Presents: Slow Burn

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2018 46:10


Mike Pesca talks with Leon Neyfakh, host of the Slate podcast Slow Burn, about season two of the hit show. Subscribe to Slow Burn here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Mike Pesca Debates the Greatest Sports What-Ifs | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 43)

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2018 68:05


Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events (1:00) before Mike Pesca joins to discuss politics (15:00) and the famous what-ifs of sports history including moments involving Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and others (30:00). *This episode was recorded prior to Anthony Kennedy announcing his decision to retire.

The Truth
The Jesse Eisenberg Effect

The Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2018 19:59


In 1993, a young boy named Jesse Eisenberg wrote a fan letter to an NBA star that would change the course of history. Written and performed by Eisenberg, this story was produced by Jonathan Mitchell and originally released on Slate Magazine’s Upon Further Review podcast, hosted by Mike Pesca. Stick around ‘til the end for a special interview with Jesse Eisenberg.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1220: Brockmire and Upon Further Review

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2018 60:23


In a bonus EW episode, Ben Lindbergh brings on The Ringer’s Michael Baumann to talk to actor Hank Azaria about the second season of IFC’s Brockmire, real broadcasters’ affection for the show, proving his baseball bona fides, and throwing out first pitches. Then Ben brings on Slate’s Mike Pesca (35:16) to talk about his new […]