Hang Up and Listen on the Racist Things People Say About Black Quarterback Prospects

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Slate’s sports podcast on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the NBA playoffs, and stereotyping black quarterback prospects.

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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 about the sports world’s response to the Boston bombings and how marathons will change going forward. Next, they discuss the NBA playoffs, including the starless Denver Nuggets, Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s emergence, and Derrick Rose’s absence. Finally, they talk about the NFL draft and the stereotyping of black quarterback prospects like West Virginia’s Geno Smith.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Festuses:

Mike’s Festus: Damian Lillard is the third rookie to lead the league in minutes played, which is a convenient excuse to bring up Wilt Chamberlain’s durability records.

Stefan’s Festus: A journey through biting history, from Tree Rollins to the tender, affectionate Francisco Gallardo.

Josh’s Festus: Was Pop Warner’s “point for each first down” suggestion the origin of crazy spring football scoring systems?

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Eric Goldwein.

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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