Mike Pesca

host of The Gist

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Mike Pesca is a contributor to National Public Radio, covering sports, and the host of Slate's podcast "The Gist."

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Tonight is the start of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.”

Top three players in ‘Jeopardy!’ history to face off

Tonight is the start of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Emma Boettcher, a librarian from the University of Chicago, broke reigning champ James Holzhauer’s 32-episode winning streak on "Jeopardy!" on Wednesday night.

Chicago librarian dethrones champ of 'Jeopardy!'

Emma Boettcher, a librarian from the University of Chicago, broke reigning champ James Holzhauer’s 32-episode winning streak on "Jeopardy!" on Wednesday night.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What if Michael Jordan played for the Lakers? What if Diego Maradona’s Hand of God was called a foul? What if the Seahawks ran instead of threw in the Super Bowl?

The biggest what-ifs in sports

What if Michael Jordan played for the Lakers? What if Diego Maradona’s Hand of God was called a foul? What if the Seahawks ran instead of threw in the Super Bowl?

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