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The Gist

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For thirty minutes each day, Pesca challenges himself and his audience, in a responsibly provocative style, and gets beyond the rigidity and dogma. The Gist is surprising, reasonable, and willing to critique the left, the right, either party, or any idea.


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 4k ratings
  • Great. Fun. Words.

    Love the show. Love the word play.

    Apple Podcasts
    Word guy 1233456754
    United Statesa month ago
  • Not what it was

    I like the dude a lot, but the show’s not what it was before the ridiculous cancelling. The topics don’t draw me, mainly. Will still stick with it and see what happens. UPDATE : It’s uneven, but Pesca’s smart and worth listening to.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Good Podcast

    This show is what On The Media used to be over ten years ago. It does a good job at taking stories currently in the news and give as close to an objective description of what is actually happening with political perspectives removed and replaced with sense and understanding.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Challenging in the best way

    Mike is a savvy interviewer who consistently drills down to what his guest knows…or doesn’t! Mike tells it like it is. Five stars.

    Apple Podcasts
    Rev BK
    United States4 months ago
  • Lecturer University of North Carolina Wilmington

    I start each morning listening to the Gist . Challenging and analytical more

    Apple Podcasts
    Mr Cool Side
    United States4 months ago

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