The Special, Year-End, Call-In Edition of Slate’s Sports Podcast

Slate's sports podcast.
Dec. 24 2012 11:00 AM

Hang Up and Listen: The Pesca and the Pelicans Edition

The special, year-end, call-in edition of Slate’s sports podcast.

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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 take listeners’ questions in a special, year-end, call-in show. Topics covered include whether the sports bubble is about to burst; the appeal of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth; the long-term impacts of global warming on sports; who would win an event in which races of every Olympic distance were combined; and whether the pros of fandom outweigh the cons.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:


Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

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

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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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