Will Magnus Carlsen Make Chess Cool?

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Nov. 25 2013 5:37 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The King of the (Chess) World Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, Alex Rodriguez’s battle with MLB, and world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.

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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 talk about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning on the occasion of the Patriots’ 34-31 overtime win against the Broncos. They also discuss Alex Rodriguez’s battle with Major League Baseball. Finally, they are joined by chess champion and author Jennifer Shahade to discuss 22-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen’s coronation as the new world chess champion.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bullfrog Gambits:

Mike’s Bullfrog Gambit: On the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup and the 46-hour bus ride one fan took to get there.

Josh’s Bullfrog Gambit: The strange NFL rule that rewards teams for committing penalties.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Casey Butterly.

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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