The Gist

Groaning Through Dad Jokes

The corny and the crass, but in small doses.

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On The Gist, the South Bend shooting and Pete Buttigieg.

In the interview, Jason Zinoman recently wrote about dad jokes for the New York Times so he’s here to talk with Mike about his grand theories, why we love to hate dad jokes, and if they really are as lowbrow as people consider them to be.

In the Spiel, the choice the Democrats face.

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