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.

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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.