Mike Pesca

Mike Pesca is an American radio journalist and podcaster based in New York City. He is the host of Slate magazine’s daily podcast, The Gist

Guest Appearances

State of the Unions

Fake The Nation #112August 30, 2018

Negin takes a break from the weekly news grind to deliver an episode that packs a punch! An all-star cast joins Negin for a Labor Day chat about unions, a debate on tipping and some tips on how to argue. The panel…

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We Don’t Have Olivia Pope to Save Us

Fake The Nation #107July 26, 2018

Journalist Mike Pesca (The Gist) and rapper MC Frontalot (Question Bedtime) join Negin to chat about Michael Cohen’s secret recordings of Trump. Then, the panel delves into Trump’s plan to give billions in aid to farmers hurt by tariffs and they take…

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Great! Can't Wait! Thanks!

Fake The Nation #91April 5, 2018

Negin takes a break from the political maelstrom to blow off steam with some of her favorites, including a surprise cameo by comedy podcast legend Paul F. Tompkins (SPONTANEANATION)! Other panelists in the mix include Rory Albanese (The Daily Show), Mike Pesca…

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You Get A Car!

Fake The Nation #79January 11, 2018

Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to talk about Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury.” Then the panel asks: if Oprah ran for President, would she win? Lastly, they try to make heads or tails…

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Season 2, Ep 34 - Pulcifer the Unassuming (w/ Mike Pesca)

We’re joined by a very famous guest… or, rather, his father was famous. He seems okay. It’s Pulcifer the Unassuming. Credits: Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Pulcifer the Unassuming: Mike Pesca Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi Editor: Chris Rathjen Theme Music: Andy…

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Trump's Worst Week

Fake The Nation #45May 19, 2017

Ana Marie Cox (With Friends Like These) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to break down the week’s particularly dizzying news cycle. They get into the Comey paper trail, the new special prosecutor and Trump’s possible obstruction of justice. Plus, with…

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Spring Break Edition

Fake The Nation #42April 28, 2017

Spring has sprung! To celebrate, today’s episode is a special spring break edition featuring a grab bag of new conversations with some of Negin’s favorite guests. Negin is joined by Pete Dominick (Stand Up! With Pete Dominick) and Mark Thompson (Make It…

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Farewell Obama, Hello Trump

Fake The Nation #28January 13, 2017

Mike Pesca (The Gist) and Ben Kissel (The Last Podcast On The Left) join Negin to digest President Obama's farewell address, Donald Trump's first press conference since July and Meryl Streep's Golden Globes remarks. Plus, Mike offers his one-sentence take on Rex…

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