Slate’s Sports Podcast Remembers the Amazing Sports Writing of Richard Ben Cramer

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Jan. 14 2013 6:38 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Kneeling Bronco Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on second-guessing NFL coaches and the great sports (and political) writer Richard Ben Cramer.

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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 Broncos’ conservative play-calling, the Falcons’ near-collapse, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s historic rushing day. They are also joined by HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey to talk about the sports-writing legacy of the late Richard Ben Cramer.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly “SYPHILITIC SON OF A BITCH!”:

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Mike’s SYPHILITIC SON OF A BITCH: A telegraph error (maybe) helped Gavvy Cravath become one of baseball’s premier power hitters in the dead-ball era.

Stefan’s SYPHILITIC SON OF A BITCH: Now that the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is over, it’s time to check out the candidates for the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals.

Josh’s SYPHILITIC SON OF A BITCH: Who has the record for the longest baseball throw ever?

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

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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.