Parks and Rec’s Mike Schur Explains the Secret of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?”

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July 16 2012 11:39 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Fire Joe Morgan Edition

Parks and Recreation showrunner Mike Schur joins Slate’s sports podcast to talk Jeremy Lin, the Freeh report, and the classic comedy bit “Who’s on First?”

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Mike Schur of Parks and Rec and Fire Joe Morgan discuss the latest on the Jeremy Lin free-agency saga. They also talk about the Freeh report, Joe Paterno’s role in the Sandusky scandal, and whether Penn State football should get the death penalty. Finally, Lexicon Valley's Mike Vuolo joins the show for a conversation about the enduring appeal of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?”

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Schrempfs:

Mike Pesca’s Schrempf: Johnny Carson's James Watt sketch, and Rick Reilly’s horrible segment on what happens if Tiger Woods never wins another major.

Mike Schur’s Schrempf: Bud Selig is wrong: The appetite for more replay in baseball is high.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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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.

Mike Schur is the creator and executive producer of Parks and Recreation.

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