Mike Pesca, Your TEDbudsman

In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with Mike Pesca, host of the Slate podcast, The Gist. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Heath Brown about his new book, The Tea Party Divided.
By Allen McDuffee
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Making sense of the information overload and the slanted expertise we face on a daily basis is no small feat. In fact, it’s nearly impossible. But that’s where Mike Pesca, host of Slate’s The Gist, comes in. We discuss the importance of the “intellectual scoop,” how to tell stories in a Twitterized world and why he wants to be your TEDBudsman.

Then, in the book chat, City University of New York public policy professor Heath Brown discusses his new book, The Tea Party Divided.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reporting and commentary to NPR, where he was previously a national correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @pescami

Heath Brown is a professor of public policy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. Brown hosts a podcast called New Books in Political Science, and is the author of The Tea Party Divided. Follow him on Twitter: @HeathBrown

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The show’s music was composed and performed by Jeremy Carlstedt.

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