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Aug. 13 2012 3:28 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Drama Queens and Superteams Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt’s legacy, the way we talk about female Olympians, and the Dwight Howard trade.

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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 final week of the Olympics, including Usain Bolt’s place in sports history, the way we talk about female Olympians, and ESPN taking a back seat to NBC. They also talk about the four-team trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers, and whether the new superteams are bad for the NBA.

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

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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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.