The Gist

Bernie Down the House

A well-known supporter makes the economic case for Bernie Sanders and his single-payer health care plan.

Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at Colorado State University’s Molby Areana in Ft. Collins, Colorado, Feb. 28, 2016.

Jason Connolly/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to Episode 444 of Slate’s The Gist:

Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ DownloadPlay in another tab 
Slate Plus 
members: Get your ad-free podcast feed.

On The Gist, writer Matt Bruenig makes the case for electing Bernie Sanders and explains why the candidate’s top economic advisors say his policies could bring 5.3 percent gross national product growth. For the Spiel, a post-Oscars joke recap.

Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at

Join the discussion of this episode on Facebook.

Twitter: @slategist