Slate’s Sports Podcast on Jason Collins’ Coming-Out Story

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April 29 2013 7:44 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The “And I’m Gay” Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Jason Collins’ coming-out story, the NFL draft, and the NHL postseason.

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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 Franz Lidz to discuss Jason Collins’ decision to come out and how the magazine got the story. Next, they talk about the hugs, hubris, and hyperbole of the 2013 NFL draft and why the event draws so many viewers. Finally, they speak with Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski about what to expect in the NHL playoffs.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Goldweins:

Mike’s Goldwein: Picking on CBS’s Pete Prisco and his 2008 NFL draft grades. Someone needs to hold the pundits accountable.

Stefan’s Goldwein: In light of Abby Wambach’s mismanaged concussion, it’s time for women’s soccer to take a progressive stand on head injuries.

Josh’s Goldwein: After a 15-year hiatus, 53-year-old MMA fighter Fred Ettish made a rousing comeback.

Eric’s Goldwein: Don’t let the sports purists and etiquette snobs stop you from dunking your basketballs and/or doughnuts.

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.

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