Linsanity: Hang Up and Listen on Jeremy Lin, boxing trainer Freddie Roach, and the Westminster Dog Show.

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Feb. 13 2012 6:45 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Stop the Linsanity Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on New York Knicks shooting star Jeremy Lin, HBO’s boxing series On Freddie Roach, and the Westminster Dog Show.


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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim discuss overnight basketball sensation Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, Linsanity, and the state of the NBA. They also talk about HBO’s six-part series On Freddie Roach, about the celebrated boxing trainer who has Parkinson’s disease. Finally, they discuss this week’s Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden with Josh Dean, author of the new book Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Ch Dehra Yo Yo’s

Mike’s Ch Dehra Yo Yo: Sounds of Super Bowls past.
Jon’s Ch Dehra Yo Yo: The incredible Esther Vergeer, who won her 444th consecutive tennis match.
Stefan’s Dehra Yo Yo: Harvard basketball coach Floyd Stahl’s batting contraption.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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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

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

L. Jon Wertheim is the author of Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and writes for and Games Are WonSports Illustrated.

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