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Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Gnarlier in Slow Motion Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on life in the halfpipe.

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In this Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra, Mike Pesca discusses life on the U.S. snowboarding circuit with champion snowboarder Louie Vito. Vito, who’s not on this year’s Olympic team, discusses some of the controversies at this year’s Sochi Games, his thoughts on Shaun White and Iouri Podladtchikov, and much more.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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