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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live Recording of Slate's "The Gist" Podcast

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The Gist will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Get your much-needed dose of culture and politics from your favorite daily podcast host, Mike Pesca. He’ll be joined by Neal Katyal, former acting U.S solicitor general; Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political discourse and author of the forthcoming book, “Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Brilliance of Donald Trump;” and comedian Paul Reiser.

Tickets to The Gist Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mike Pesca

Host of Slate's "The Gist" Podcast
Pesca is a reporter and sports correspondent for NPR and host of Slate’s daily news podcast, “The Gist.” He has covered major sporting events, the Republican and Democratic national conventions and both presidential and vice presidential debates as a reporter. Pesca is also... Read More →

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Neal Katyal

Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
Katyal served as acting solicitor general of the United States from 2010 to 2011. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells and law professor at Georgetown University. In 2017, Katyal led the state of Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space