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Hang Up and Listen: The Truest Yankee of Them All Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on A-Rod and Jeter, the U.S. soccer team’s rocky road, and the demise of Lance Armstrong.

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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 talk about postseason baseball, including the Nationals’ historic collapse, Derek Jeter’s season-ending injury, and A-Rod’s benching. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins the show to talk about the bumpy road to the 2014 World Cup for the U.S. men’s soccer team. They also talk with Daniel Coyle, co-author of The Secret Race, about the culture of doping in cycling and USADA’s comprehensive takedown of Lance Armstrong.

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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.

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