Yogi Berra dead: Hang Up and Listen on Brownscast, ESPN’s embrace of gambling, and the legendary Yankees catcher.

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Why Has ESPN Suddenly Embraced Sports Gambling?

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Sept. 28 2015 7:59 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Nobody Goes There Anymore It’s Too Crowded Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Brownscast, ESPN’s embrace of gambling, and Yogi Berra.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Scott Raab by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest panelist Scott Raab are joined by Max Linsky to talk about Brownscast, a new podcast that goes deep inside the Cleveland Browns franchise. They also discuss ESPN’s recent embrace of sports gambling and mark the passing of baseball and linguistic legend Yogi Berra, who died last week at the age of 90.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Ruggeri’s:

Mike’s Ruggeri’s: Shanty Hogan, excellent defensive catcher and less excellent vaudevillian.

Scott’s Ruggeri’s: The repercussions of writing a book about LeBron James called The Whore of Akron.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Scott Raab are joined by Longform’s Max Linsky to discuss what makes a great longform sports piece. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.