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Jan. 21 2013 6:15 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Catfish Got Your Tongue Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Ravens and 49ers, uncovering the Manti Te’o hoax, and Lance Armstrong’s calculated confession.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca discuss the Ravens’ and 49ers’ conference-clinching wins, Bill Belichick’s questionable coaching decisions, Bernard Pollard’s brutal hit on Stevan Ridley, and the Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl storyline. Next, they speak with Deadspin editor-in-chief Tommy Craggs about breaking the Manti Te’o story and what the hoax says about sports journalism. Finally, they talk about Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and whether his doping confession was another calculated PR move.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Donora Greyhounds:

Mike’s Donora Greyhound: Floyd Landis can no longer compare the UCI, Hein Verbruggen, and Pat McQuaid to Col. Muammar Qaddafi.

Josh’s Donora Greyhound: Here’s to fake girlfriends, fake universities, and fake Chinese-American running backs.

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

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

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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