About Pesca Profundities
Once was a repository of letters on cancel culture between Mike and an old friend, a single-sided strike forced this Substack to sprout wings like a butterfly and become something else entirely. It is now the archive for the written reflections of a podcaster, journalist, and gentleman-raconteur.
Who Is This Mike Pesca And Why Is It Said He’s Profound?
1) He hosts The Gist, the longest running daily news and analysis podcast in existence.
2) For ten years he was a reporter for NPR. In addition to guest-hosting the NPR Programs All Things Considered and the news quiz Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, his work has been featured on This American Life, Radiolab, and Planet Money. He has frequently appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and The PBS Newshour, and written for The Washington Post, The Guardian, GQ, Slate, and Baseball Prospectus. Mike is the editor of Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History
3) A mistranslation from Aramaic
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