Collision Low Crossers: Hang Up and Listen interviews author Nicholas Dawidoff about his new book on life in the NFL.
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Dec. 30 2013 10:02 AM

Hang Up and Listen: The When You’re a Jet Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Nicholas Dawidoff’s instant NFL classic Collision Low Crossers.

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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 with author Nicholas Dawidoff about his new book Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football. They’re also joined by former New York Jet Jim Leonhard to discuss what it’s like to play for Rex Ryan and how he manages the risk of a career as a professional football player.

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

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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.