An Amazing New Documentary About the Horrific Hillsborough Stadium Disaster

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April 21 2014 5:42 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Remember the 96 Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, and the Hillsborough disaster.

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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 scintillating, home-court negating first weekend of the NBA playoffs. They are also joined by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss all things playoff hockey, including the changes to the postseason format. Finally, they review the ESPN documentary Hillsborough, which chronicles the horrific 1989 stadium disaster that saw 96 people lose their lives. 

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

Hang Up and Listen’s Roman Hamrlíks:

Mike’s Hamrlík: Billy Hamilton and the other worst-hitting base stealers of all time.

Stefan’s Hamrlík: John Tarrant, The Ghost Runner, who responded to being banned from a promising running career by gatecrashing races.

Josh’s Hamrlík: On Gulfstream Park’s “devilish” Rainbow Six wager.

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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