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Andrea Silenzi is the Senior Producer of The Gist with Mike Pesca, a daily news show from Slate. She also hosts the podcast Why Oh Why, a show about relationships.

She was once the founding producer of KCUR's Central Standard, and a culture producer for WNYC. She studied at the Salt Institute and Wesleyan University.

Her work has aired on Serendipity, The Organist from Believer Magazine, BBC4, StoryCorps, PRI's Studio 360, WNYC News, Re:Sound, APM's Performance Today, Saltcast, and on Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker. She holds the world record for most guests booked for an hour-long radio show, and that's 67.

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Lisa Larson-Walker

Wonder how we make The Gist every day? In this video from Slate, see what goes on during a typical day, from interviewing to brainstorming, Spiel-ing, and lots of audio editing.