Slate’s Sports Podcast: Was There a Witch Hunt Against Lance Armstrong?

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Aug. 27 2012 5:51 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The To Strip or Not To Strip Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the case against Lance Armstrong, the Red Sox reboot, and Joe Posnanski’s Paterno.

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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 Lance Armstrong’s decision not to fight the doping charges against him and USADA’s move to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. They also discuss the Red Sox sending $262.5 million worth of contracts to the Dodgers and what the trade means for the future of both franchises. Finally, they talk about whether the criticism of Joe Posnanski’s Joe Paterno biography is warranted.

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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.

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