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May 20 2013 4:42 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Falling Into the Truth Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on big vs. small in the NBA playoffs, the Kings staying in Sacramento, and whether the America’s Cup is too dangerous to continue.

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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 success of big men (and the lack of success of small ball) in the NBA playoffs. They also talk about a New York Times Magazine profile of Phil Jackson and the league’s decision to block the Sacramento Kings’ move to Seattle. Finally, they interview author Bruce Knecht about the death of an America’s Cup sailor and whether the race is too dangerous to continue.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly 100 Guinea Cup:

Mike’s 100 Guinea Cup: NBA prospects, especially those from Duke, are much taller with shoes on than off.

Stefan’s 100 Guinea Cup: The Doncaster Belles, one of the best teams in English women’s soccer, has been busted down to the second division for no good reason.

Josh’s 100 Guinea Cup: Minnesota’s Metrodome has been home to hundreds of thousands of roller skaters since 1990. The tradition might be over soon.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Michael Gerber.

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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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