Slate Superfest East: A mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.

Imagining a World in Which Sports Betting Were Totally Legal

Imagining a World in Which Sports Betting Were Totally Legal

Slate's sports podcast.
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PM

The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition

Slate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.

111003_HUAL_illo

Listen to the Slate Superfest East by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

Advertisement

This week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen is a special superfest featuring the Political Gabfest and the Culture Gabfest and host Dan Kois. First up, the Political Gabfest discusses President Obama’s proposed executive action on immigration and whether he’s moving toward an imperial presidency. Next, the culture team debates the rise of emoji, and whether the tiny characters are changing the way we communicate. Hang Up and Listen talks about NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting. And finally, the Gabfesters combine forces to debate the merits of Billy Joel and Beethoven, among other weighty topics.

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

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Slate’s Gabfesters state their case for which is the greatest decade in modern American history. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

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

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

Stefan Fatsis is a panelist on Hang Up and Listen and the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic. Follow him on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Josh Levin is Slate’s editorial director.

Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

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

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.