Nielsen and Panoply Media Introduce First Audience Targeted Podcast Marketplace Learn more
24 Min Released Mar 14, 2017

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's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight. Part of the Panoply Network.

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

What to Watch for Tuesday, June 6th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Tanya Bustos reports on the Tuesday's economic calendar, President Trump's meeting with top GOP congressional leaders, and Apple's new HomePod speaker.

1 Min

Jun 6, 2017

Dow 20000: Why No One's Partying Like It's 1999

WSJ MoneyBeat

First, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down what the surging dollar means to the global economy and markets around the world. Then, a look at why planned festivities for Dow 20000 are modest compared to when it reached 10000 for the first time in 1999.

24 Min

Dec 16, 2016

90 Seconds: He's Modern Day Presidential

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Chris Berube with the rundown: Donald Trump's veterans tribute takes a bad turn; Did the President warn anyone about his transgender military ban?; Rick Perry takes a crank call.

0 Min

Jul 26, 2017