London Olympics: Hang Up and Listen on Usain Bolt, Andy Murray, Lolo Jones, Ye Shiwen, and all the other big names at the London Games.
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Aug. 6 2012 4:46 PM

Hang Up and Listen: the Leave Lolo Alone Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt, Andy Murray, Lolo Jones, Ye Shiwen, and all the other big names at the London Games.


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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Jon Wertheim discuss the first full week of Olympics action, including Andy Murray and Serena Williams winning tennis gold and Usain Bolt’s runaway win in the 100 meters. They also talk about the New York Times’ scathing attack on American hurdler-slash-virgin Lolo Jones, the Olympics badminton scandal, and the doping speculation surrounding Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Kromowidjojos:

Jon’s Kromowidjojo: Meet judoka Maher Abu Remeleh, the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympics.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Eric Goldwein.

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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.

L. Jon Wertheim is the author of Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and writes for and Games Are WonSports Illustrated.

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