On The Gist, the first of three episodes recorded at our live show in Brooklyn, New York. From the stage of the Bell House, Mike Pesca accepts an award from Slate’s Julia Turner and a drink from bartender Chris Wertz, author of Brooklyn Cocktails. Then, comedian Samantha Bee sinks into the couch to discuss her new show, Full Frontal, coming to TBS in January. She’s later joined by Maria Konnikova to play a round of “Is That Bullshit?” Back in the studio, Konnikova shares her findings relating to the good ol’ saying, Liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never been sicker.  Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gistplus.  

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