Will a recent Gallup poll be a wake-up call for states like Texas and South Carolina? Today on The Gist, Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what political parties could learn from the underlying political leanings in each state. Plus, we visit our neighborhood haunt Hudson Clearwater to delve into the world of cocktail bitters with Peter Thomas Fornatale and Chris Wertz. They’re the authors of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough. For the Spiel, a public servant with a private server. Today’s sponsor: Audible, a leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want. Get a free audiobook of your choice at AudiblePodcast.com/TheGist. Trying to pick out the right audio book? The Gist recommends Red Notice by our past guest Bill Browder.

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