Slate’s Sports Podcast on Whether Danica Patrick and Ronda Rousey Are Bad for Women’s Sports

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Feb. 25 2013 6:08 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Twist My Arm Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Ronda Rousey’s rise to stardom, the Blackhawks’ record-breaking points streak, and what makes a great sports blooper.

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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 are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Melissa Segura to discuss Danica Patrick, Ronda Rousey, and a historic weekend for women in sports. They also talk with Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski about the Chicago Blackhawks’ hot start, whether the NHL will create a coach’s challenge system, and the rise of Kevlar socks. Finally, on the occasion of the worst free throw of all time, they create a taxonomy of sports bloopers.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly afterbutts:

Mike’s afterbutt: A new gizmo lets NASCAR fans customize their experience at the track. It’s time to bring this technology to football.

Stefan’s afterbutt: In honor of the Golden State Warriors’ sleeved uniforms, a look back at basketball’s greatest T-shirt jerseys.

Josh’s afterbutt: Robert Driscoll started the fire that (indirectly) kept baseball in Seattle.

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

You can e-mail 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.

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