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Conspiracist for Congress

A system that lets a conspiracy theorist win a primary on six percent of the electorate is broken.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, Pence’s meat scares.

In the interview, actor Kyle MacLachlan is here to discuss his performance as Thomas Edison in the new film Tesla. He and Mike talk about his approach to the role, and how this film differs from the other kinds of historical dramas he’s done. They also get into some of MacLachlan’s other work like Twin Peaks, Dune, and Showgirls. Tesla will be released on August 21 by IFC Films.

In the spiel, Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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