Mike Pesca

Mike Pesca is the host of The Gist, a daily news and opinion podcast at Slate magazine, which launched in 2014.  Previously he was an NPR correspondent for over 10 years, covering news and sports. He has guest hosted a number of public radio programs including On the Media and The Brian Lehrer Show, and regularly appears on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR. He is the editor of “Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History”, a book on imagined scenarios in the world of sports. The Gist has been named a Best New Podcast by iTunes. It was also featured on the radio program This American Life, and appeared as “20 Across” in the New York Times crossword puzzle.