Today on The Gist, a new album from Mac McCaughan captures the feeling of being fifteen in 1982. His new album Non-Believers is available from the label he co-founded, Merge Records. In our segment, you’ll hear the tracks “Box Batteries” from the new album, and at the end of the show, “Noisy Night” by Portastatic. For the Spiel, (the) Magna Carta explained. Plus, be sure to come see Mac live in Durham, NC for Mom and Dad Are Fighting LIVE!: The Indie Rock Parenting Edition at Mororco on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Today’s sponsors:, where you can buy and print official U.S. postage right from your desk using your own computer and printer. Use the promo code THEGIST to get a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer. And, Squarespace, the easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store. Use the offer code GIST at checkout to get 10 percent off. Squarespace. Build it Beautiful. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at

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