Behind the Scenes

A Day in the Life

A behind-the-scenes look into how Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist, is made.

Soundproof booth

Mike Pesca and Andrea Silenzi.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Lisa Larson-Walker.

This content is free to all Slate readers to promote our new membership program, Slate Plus. Join Slate Plus to get bonus segments on our most popular podcasts, behind-the-scenes content, discounts on merchandise and live events, and more. Try Slate Plus free for two weeks! Go to slate.com/plus to sign up. 

                                                                        —

What goes into the making of Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist? We followed host Mike Pesca and senior producer Andrea Silenzi for an entire day to see what goes on during a typical day in The Gist, from interviewing to brainstorming, Spiel-ing, and more.

Advertisement
Advertisement