NBA flopping: Hang Up and Listen on floppers, NFL lawsuits, and Nate Kaeding’s Athletes’ Library.
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May 29 2012 7:14 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Everyone Flops Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NBA floppers, a pair of NFL lawsuits, and Nate Kaeding’s Athletes’ Library.


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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the scourge of flopping in the NBA. They also discuss whether a pair of NFL lawsuits will curb Roger Goodell’s power, and San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding joins the show to discuss his new project, Athletes’ Library, and educating athletes on how to be better media consumers.

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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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