The Gist

Embrace the Outdoors

Americans should feel comfortable enjoying public spaces again, with distance.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, the award Trump deserves.

In the interview, Slate’s Henry Grabar is here to discuss Covid-19 and spending time outdoors. He and Mike talk about contact tracing, normalizing mask culture, and why we should all be going back outside.

In the spiel, advertisers soothe in these uncertain times.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.

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