The Gist

His Time is Up

A look at Trump’s impeachment today and of yore.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, the gavel was quick and sure during the impeachment hearing.

In the interview, what risks lie ahead for 2021? Mike sits down with political scientist Ian Bremmer. They talk about what went wrong in 2020 (hint COVID-19 managed to make a lot of Bremmer’s predictions come true). And for 2021 - China, oil and Biden, oh my! Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a firm that helps investors and businesses understand the impact of politics on their investments.

In Remembrances of Things Trump, Trump attacks a dead man because Trump has a problem with women.

In the spiel, bearing the stain of being impeached twice.

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