Slate’s Sports Podcast on What Sports Should Be Removed from the Olympics

Slate's sports podcast.
July 30 2012 6:13 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Olympic-Sized Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, gymnastics controversies, and everything else in the London Games.

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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 discuss the Olympics, including the opening ceremony, how we watch the games on TV and online, Jordyn Wieber’s unjust elimination, the Phelps-Lochte rivalry, and what sports should be cut.

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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 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.