0 Min Released Mar 14, 2017

Gist: Todd Barry Would Rather Be Drumming

Todd Barry’s stand-up comedy falls along the lower end of the register: in volume, in speed, in tone. So maybe it makes sense that he’s happiest onstage when he doesn’t have to talk at all. Fans may wonder how Barry translates his dry delivery to the page. The answer: by making liberal use of italics. His new book is Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World.

In the Spiel, joining forces with the News 4 Storm Tracker, it’s the most precise name in climate science: Wayne Tracker.

Today’s sponsors:

The Great Courses Plus, a video learning service that offers lectures on all kinds of topics. Get a Free Trial when you sign up by going toTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/gist.

Green Mountain Coffee
is passionate about making a smoother tasting cup. Try it today with $4 off, when you buy two boxes of most Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup pods at keurig.com with code TRYGMC.

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Shows from the online magazine Slate.com

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

The Moment - Judd Apatow

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Judd Apatow is a writer, director, and producer of, more than likely, one of your favorite movies or shows. Today, Judd discusses the impact of Steve Martin on his career (2:00) and the existential conflict that fuels his work (13:00). Plus, Judd talks ab

45 Min

Feb 16, 2016

Facebook Pays Internet Stars to Beef Up Live Video

WSJ Tech News Briefing

Facebook is ready to set aside $2.2 million for Internet celebrities to use its new Facebook live streaming service. Will this be the boost Facebook Live needs? The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the latest.

5 Min

Jul 19, 2016

Hackers Attack Home-Buyers: What You Need to Know

MarketWatch Money, Markets & More

Al Sargent, senior director of product marketing at OneLogin, and MarketWatch's Kari Paul join Catey Hill and Quentin Fottrell to discuss the latest hacking scams in the real estate world and how one down payment could cost you your life savings.

12 Min

Jan 12, 2017