The Gist
The Gist
Genre Daily news show (Monday through Friday)
Running time approximately 20 to 30 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Hosted by Mike Pesca
Executive producer(s) Andy Bowers
Recording studio New York City
Original release May 2014 - present
Audio format Stereophonic/MP3

The Gist (est. May 2014 [1]) is an American podcast by Slate magazine that covers a wide variety of current news and issues. The show is usually hosted by Mike Pesca.[2]


The show releases new episodes five times a week (Monday through Friday). 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 opinion piece by Mike 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 . 
  2. ^ Pesca, Mike (May 5, 2014). "The Debut of The Gist". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2014. 

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