Buzz Bissinger, After Friday Night Lights: Hang Up and Listen’s special live show in Philadelphia.
Slate’s Sports Podcast Goes to Philadelphia for a Special Live Show
Slate's sports podcast.
May 14 2012 6:36 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Live in Philadelphia Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Buzz Bissinger’s After Friday Night Lights, how to fix college athletics, and sports’ most impressive feats.


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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca and special guest Buzz Bissinger talk about Bissinger’s new e-book After Friday Night Lights and his memoir Father’s Day. They also discuss the woes facing college athletics and identify the most-impressive feats in sports.


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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Mojos:

Josh’s Mojo: Dick Lane, who hit five home runs in a game in 1948, explains the secret to his one-off success.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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The Hang Up and Listen T-shirt, designed by listener Todd Johnson, is now on sale. A shirt can be had for as little as $15.75, and you can choose between two color schemes—the green-and-gold “Oakland” edition or the red “Portland” edition. Support the show by buying both!

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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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