Listen to Episode 735 of Slate’s The Gist:
Only a fire can prove what survives a fire. Well, no, says Sarah Manguso. It only proves what would survive that fire. Manguso, an essayist and poet, offers modern wisdom and witticisms in her new book 300 Arguments.
Plus, Donald Trump gets the Ken Burns treatment.
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