Slate’s Sports Podcast Previews the Olympics Opening Ceremony: There Will Be Sheep, Chickens, and “British Humor.”

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July 23 2012 5:25 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Near-Death Penalty Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NCAA’s punishment of Penn State, Adam Scott’s British Open collapse, and the dawn of the London Olympics.

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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 NCAA penalties against Penn State, including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban. They also talk about Adam Scott’s collapse at golf’s British Open and the rise of the long putter. And with the Olympics just a few days away, they preview the 2012 London Games: the opening ceremony, the politics, the best events for poor countries to invest in, and the prospects for USA basketball.

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Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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

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, 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.

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