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Hang Up and Listen: The River in Egypt Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Broncos-Cowboys, the new documentary League of Denial, the MLB playoffs, and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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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’ high-scoring win over the Cowboys, Peyton Manning’s amazing start, and the eternal sadness of Tony Romo. They’re also joined by Steve Fainaru, the co-author of the new book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth, to discuss that book and the new Frontline documentary of the same name. Finally, they have a lightning round on the baseball playoffs and calls for FIFA to wrest the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Col. Zadoks:         

Mike’s Col. Zadok: Is baseball boring? Possibly. Is it good exercise for America’s children? Certainly not.

Stefan’s Col. Zadok: In 1928, a long, long time before anyone conjured the term “chronic traumatic encephalopathy,” Harrison Martland did a groundbreaking study of “punch drunk” prize fighters

Josh’s Col. Zadok: Meet the craziest athlete in modern sports history, Daniel “Crazy Dani” Koellerer. (Here he is flopping. Here’s his opponent gloating. Here he is getting choked.)

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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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