The Gist

Paving the Way to Progressive America

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown documents the eight progressive senators who changed the country forever in his new book.


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On The Gist, Nikki Haley.

In the interview, Mike talks to Sen. Sherrod Brown about his new book Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. They talk about these forgotten figures, what people can learn from them, and the power and limits of bipartisanship.

In the Spiel, South Carolina.

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  • Mike Pesca hosted Slate’s daily podcast The Gist from 2014 - 2021.