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Local High School Senior Gabe Fleisher Launches ‘Wake Up To Politics’ Podcast

Gabe Fleisher is the host of Wake Up To Politics, a new podcast from St. Louis Public Radio.
DAVID KOVALUK | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
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Gabe Fleisher is the host of "Wake Up To Politics," a new podcast from St. Louis Public Radio.

Since 2011, Gabe Fleisher has written a newsletter called “Wake Up To Politics.” Though newsletters are aplenty, what makes this one unique is that Fleisher — now a high school senior — started the newsletter when he was in third grade.

Fleisher first came to St. Louis Public Radio’s attention in 2013, when his newsletter had nearly 600 subscribers. Today, “Wake Up To Politics” boasts more than 48,000 subscribers. And in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, Fleisher has now launched a political podcast of the same name. 

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske spoke with Fleisher about the new podcast and the 2020 Iowa caucuses. Hear their conversation:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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