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Slate Suspends Podcast Host Mike Pesca After Internal Slack Chat About N-Word

Pesca, a public radio veteran who has been hosting Slate‘s daily news podcast, The Gist, since 2012, was suspended indefinitely without pay this week in the wake of a debate among staffers on the company’s Slack channel about whether it is ever acceptable for a white journalist to use the n-word itself in a discussion of the slur’s use or history. While Pesca argued that referential or descriptive use should be allowed under certain circumstances, he did not use the word in that chat; he had, ho...
Tags: Art, Media, Slack, Mike Pesca, Pesca, 02.22.21


"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black


NFL Playoffs Kick Off This Weekend; Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to preview the NFL postseason.
Tags: News, NFL, Nba, Mike Pesca, David Stern


Corporate Sponsorship Is Still Strong For College Football's Bowl Season

Bowl season is not over yet for college football teams. Commentator Mike Pesca says he's noticed that corporations love sponsoring bowl games.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca


Commentary: Free Agency And Injuries Hurt Golden State Warriors

Commentator Mike Pesca talks about the downfall of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
Tags: News, Nba, Mike Pesca


Washington Nationals Lead The World Series

Sports analyst Mike Pesca discusses the latest sports news.
Tags: News, Washington, Mike Pesca


NHL And NBA Playoffs Heat Up; Kentucky Derby Controversy Lingers

Host Robin Young checks in with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca, host of the daily podcast "The Gist."
Tags: News, NHL, Mike Pesca, Robin Young, Kentucky Derby Controversy Lingers


Opinion: How Holzhauer Hacked 'Jeopardy!'

Sports commentator Mike Pesca has his say on the unstoppability of Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca


NHL Playoffs Yield Upsets Amid NBA Postseason That's Favored Favorites

Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson talk with sports analyst Mike Pesca as each league draws closer to crowning their latest champion.
Tags: News, NHL, Mike Pesca, Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson


Baseball's Rules For Next Season May Eliminate The LOOGY

Sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on baseball's left-handed, one-out guy. That's a left-handed pitcher who's brought in to face one, usually left-handed, batter. The bullpen staple may be fading.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca


Sports Stadium Shrinkage Is A Trend. Who's To Blame For Attendance Drop?

Some baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays for example, have torn out seats because of a drop in attendance. Teams have explanations for stadium shrinkage, but commentator Mike Pesca has his own ideas.
Tags: News, Tampa Bay Rays, Mike Pesca


Opinion: Now Is The Winter Of The NBA Players' Discontent

Sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on the high levels of discontent among the NBA's top players.
Tags: News, Nba, Mike Pesca


Commentary: When Politicians Use Football Analogies To Make Their Point

Commentator Mike Pesca, host of the podcast The Gist and author of Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History, breaks down analogies politicians use to explain the war against ISIS.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca


Commentary: NFL Coaches Should Be Taking More Risks

Commentator Mike Pesca, host of Slate magazine's podcast The Gist, wishes NFL coaches would stop playing it safe. He says avoiding risk is still the default for coaches.
Tags: News, NFL, Mike Pesca


NFL Coaches Taking Less Risk's In Their Plays On The Field

Commentator Mike Pesca wishes NFL coaches would stop playing it safe.
Tags: News, NFL, Mike Pesca


Don't Be Fooled By NFL Quarterbacks' Gaudy Offensive Stats, Sports Analyst Says

This season's star players may not be as good as the numbers suggest, Mike Pesca tells Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.
Tags: News, NFL, Mike Pesca, Robin Young


Football Feast Also On Thursday's Thanksgiving Menu

Hosts Peter O'Dowd and Robin Young talk with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca to preview NFL games kicking off on Thanksgiving Day.
Tags: News, NFL, Mike Pesca, Robin Young, Peter O Dowd


Future Of Jon Gruden Following Praise As Youngest Couch to Win Super Bowl

NPR's David Greene speaks with commentator Mike Pesca, host of Slate magazine's daily podcast The Gist, offers his take on the Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
Tags: News, Oakland Raiders, Npr, David Greene, Mike Pesca, Jon Gruden


Has The NFL Gone Too Far With Its New Roughing The Passer Rules?

Commentator Mike Pesca offers his take on the NFL's new roughing the passer rules.
Tags: News, NFL, Mike Pesca


Commentary: Nike Inserts Itself Into The NFL-Kaepernick Standoff

Commentator Mike Pesca weighs in on Nike doing business with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Tags: News, NFL, Nike, Mike Pesca


Red Sox, Astros Dominate MLB; White House Continues Clash With LeBron James

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young to talk about two teams enjoying terrific seasons in Major League Baseball.
Tags: News, White House, Lebron James, Mike Pesca, Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson, Red Sox Astros Dominate MLB


Opinion: Mike Pesca On The Quarterback As A Hero

Commentator Mike Pesca talks about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo and news about a date he went on.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Mike Pesca, Jimmy Garappolo


Why Shifting World Cup Fandoms Doesn't Always Work Out

What do you do when your home country's team doesn't make it into the World Cup? Commentator Mike Pesca digs into the perils of shifting support from team to team in the soccer tournament.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca


Washington Capitals, Golden State Warriors Each 1 Win Away From Title

The playoffs in the NHL and NBA could both come to a close this week. Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins host Robin Young to break the series down.
Tags: News, Nba, NHL, Mike Pesca, Robin Young, Washington Capitals Golden State Warriors Each


Which City Deserves The Stanley Cup?

Commentator Mike Pesca ponders which fan base deserves to win hockey's championship more: the Vegas Golden Knights in their first season, or the Washington Capitals, who've never won in 43 years.
Tags: News, Washington, Mike Pesca


The 'Off-Field Issues' Of Josh Rosen

Sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on millennials and personality conflicts in the NFL.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca, Josh Rosen


Talk About Madness: How The NCAA Deals With Scandals

As March Madness approaches, sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on the absurdity of the way the NCAA deals with fraud and scandal.
Tags: News, Ncaa, Mike Pesca


Hard-Charging Final Run Propels American Mikaela Shiffrin To Giant Slalom Gold

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca about the latest results from Pyeongchang.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca, Mikaela Shiffrin, Robin Young


Events And Athletes To Watch At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets a preview from sports analyst Mike Pesca ahead of Friday night's opening ceremonies in South Korea.
Tags: News, Mike Pesca, Jeremy Hobson


Super Bowl LII: A Look Ahead, With An Eye On Quarterbacks

Sports analyst Mike Pesca previews the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots meeting in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.
Tags: News, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Mike Pesca