Last night ESPN’s 30 for 30 series aired the documentary about the Duke Lacrosse case called Fantastic Lies. Back when the Gist was being piloted in April 2014, we spoke with author William D. Cohan about the case following his book The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities. For the first time ever, we’ll air that interview on The Gist. For the Spiel, why all right-thinking Americans should want Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee. Today’s sponsor:

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