Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen for the week of June 14, 2010.

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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca join Josh Levin from South Africa. Topics discussed include the atmosphere and fan experience at the World Cup, Saturday's game between the United States and England, and the NBA Finals.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Mike and Stefan went on safari at Pilanesberg National Park.
Stefan's blog post for the New Republic about Saturday's USA-England match.
Slate's Luke O'Brien on the scene in South Africa during USA-England.
Slate'sInigo Thomas reports on the view from London.
Could vuvuzelas be banned from the World Cup?
Stefan's defense of the vuvuzela.
ESPN's World Cup theme was written by a guy from Utah and features the Broadway cast of the Lion King.
Stefan's 2006 Wall Street Journal piece on the complaints about ESPN's selection of baseball announcer Dave O'Brien to call the World Cup.
ESPN's announcers didn't understand the offside rule in the World Cup's opening match.
David Winner's book Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer.
The New York Times' Rob Hughes on why the Dutch never seem to meet expectations at the World Cup.
The Celtics' team play bested the Lakers' Kobe Bryant in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Los Angeles' Andrew Bynum has been bedeviled by knee problems.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Tshabalalas:

Mike's Tshabalala: "Frosty" Bill Duggleby, one of four players to hit a grand slam in his first major-league at bat. (Nugget courtesy of the site A Page From Baseball's Past.)
Stefan's Tshabalala: The ticket scalping scene before Monday's World Cup match between Denmark and the Netherlands.
Josh's Tshabalala: The site Tater Trot Tracker, and the home-run trotting feats of David Ortiz and Adam Rosales.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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