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Feb. 24 2014 5:37 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Steve Nash at the Finish Line Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on figure skating controversy in Sochi, Jason Collins’ return to the NBA, and Steve Nash’s documentary series The Finish Line.

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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 controversy about the judging in ladies’ figure skating in Sochi as well as how Putin’s Games should be perceived. They also talk about the Brooklyn Nets signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making him the first openly gay man to play in one of the four major American sports leagues. Finally, they are joined by Steve Nash to discuss the new documentary series The Finish Line, which chronicles his struggle to overcome injuries and re-establish himself in the NBA.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Blue Jags:

Mike’s Blue Jag: Relaying the beguiling inaccuracies and mispronunciations of Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, and Mad Dog’s surprisingly prescient views on South American markets.

Josh’s Blue Jag: Highlighting extremely unlikely results in alpine skiing and super-G, sports in which results are so predictable that the putative victors often conduct interviews before the events are officially over.

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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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.