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For the Love of Scandal

Sometimes the public cares less than the press.

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A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you’ll be discussing with friends and family tonight.

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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Episode Notes

On The Gist, treason and bribery.

In the interview, Irish writer and critic Fintan O’Toole talks to Mike about Brexit, the nationalist wave sweeping England, and the country’s future without the European Union. His book The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism is out now.

In the Spiel, scandals and apologies.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Christina Djossa.