Slate’s Sports Podcast on the Amazing, Mystifying, Mercurial Knuckleball

Slate's sports podcast.
June 25 2012 7:30 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Power and the Glory of the Knuckleball Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on R.A. Dickey, the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and the legacy of the Dream Team.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and guest panelist John Swansburg talk about the amazing run of New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and why we’re so fascinated by the dancing, darting pitch. They’re also joined by Neena Chaudhry of the National Women’s Law Center to discuss the past and future of Title IX. Finally, they assess the Dream Team upon the 20th anniversary of “the greatest team ever assembled in the history of team sports.”

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Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

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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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.