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May 19 2014 8:07 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Way Too Many Animals Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Qatar’s World Cup catastrophe, the NHL playoffs, and California Chrome. 

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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 to ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap about his E:60 report on the shameful living and working conditions for migrant laborers in Qatar in advance of the 2022 World Cup. They’re also joined by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss the latest NHL playoffs news, including a shocking desecration of hockey’s post-series handshake tradition. Finally, they explore the state of horseracing and nasal breathing aids after California Chrome’s win at the Preakness Stakes.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly California Golden Seals:

Mike’s Golden Seal: Reviving an investigation into Nate Burleson’s treatment of pizza.

Stefan’s Golden Seal: A Canadian tenor’s role in rewriting the Soviet national anthem.

Josh’s Golden Seal: On shot blocking, wingspan, length, and a father’s dream for his son.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

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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