Slate’s Sports Podcast on Whether Fans Have a Moral Obligation To Stop Watching Football

Slate's sports podcast.
Sept. 17 2012 7:01 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Watching Football Is Depraved Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on baseball’s wild wild card races, the morality of watching the NFL, and the NHL lockout.

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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 Orioles’ improbable playoff run, the post-Moneyball Athletics, and the rest of baseball’s pennant races. They also speak with writer Patrick Hruby about his decision to give up football and the morality of watching the sport. And finally, Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski joins the show to talk about the NHL lockout.

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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.