Hang Up and Listen on the Lakers' flameout, sports and war, and Jonathan Hock's Off the Rez.

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May 9 2011 5:32 PM

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Slate's sports podcast on the Lakers' flameout, sports and war, and Jonathan Hock's Off the Rez.

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

The Mavericks beat the Lakers by 36 points to sweep the defending champs out of the playoffs.
Andrew Bynum's flagrant foul at the end of Sunday's Mavs-Lakers game. 
In March, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle called his team soft. Chris Webber did the same in April.
Chris Bosh says he was nervous before Game 3 of the Celtics-Heat series.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski celebrates  Rajon Rondo's return from a gruesome elbow injury.
LeBron James had an elbow injury during last year's playoffs.
Chris Douglas-Roberts' tweets about Osama Bin Laden.
Rashard Mendenhall's tweets about Bin Laden. (Here's Mendenhall's apology.)
Dave Zirin on "sports, bin Laden, and the new normal."
The Hock Films page for Off the Rez.

Hock's nine-minute segment on Shoni Schimmel from 2010.
Schimmel's high-school highlight reel.
A 2008 ESPN.com story on Schimmel.
Schimmel scored 33 points to lead Louisville past Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly peyotes:

Mike's peyote: The story behind the Nashville Predators' name and mascot.
Stefan's peyote: Rick Reilly's horrible commencement speech at the University of Colorado's journalism school.
Josh's peyote: The rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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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