On The Media Blog Published by On The Media Blog by On The Media Mike Pesca Went to the Spin Room Listen 10 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/667219/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walk to their podiums to start the presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Joe Raedle/Pool / Associated Press) i Mike Pesca is the host of Slate's "The Gist." He braved the post-debate spin room to bring us this report.