I began listening to The Gist after Ira Glass name-dropped it on an episode of This American Life about a month ago and I haven’t missed an episode since. In yesterday’s episode, host Mike Pesca made an announcement. A pledge drive was beginning. But in lieu of the usual ask-for-money event, they’re trying, unsurprisingly, something different. Pesca does want a pledge from his listeners—a pledge to get at least one person in the next week to subscribe to The Gist.
So that’s what I’m asking you to do. Go right now, either in your podcast app of choice, or in iTunes, and subscribe. If you like language, and words, and a unique, honest take on current events (both mainstream and off the beaten path), The Gist is the podcast you should have already been listening to.