Russia Thrust Politics in Our Face at the Sochi Opening Ceremony

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Feb. 7 2014 5:26 PM

Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Opening Ceremony Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the political messages at the launch of the Sochi Games.

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In the first Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games and the political messages therein.

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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.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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