Mike Pesca

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s upcoming daily podcast. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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June 3 2013 5:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The Understandably Quiet EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NHL’s power quartet, Roy Hibbert’s on-court stardom and off-court homophobia, and the state of Mount Everest in 2013.
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May 20 2013 4:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Falling Into the Truth EditionSlate’s sports podcast on big vs. small in the NBA playoffs, the Kings staying in Sacramento, and whether the America’s Cup is too dangerous to continue.
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May 6 2013 6:21 PMHang Up and Listen: The Sandpaper, Pine Tar, and Hair Gel EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, spitball accusations, and Spelman College dropping out of the NCAA.
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April 22 2013 6:41 PMHang Up and Listen: The Cross Between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the NBA playoffs, and stereotyping black quarterback prospects.
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April 8 2013 5:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Peg You in the Head With Basketballs EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Final Four, Brittney Griner and the NBA, and fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice. Plus: an interview with marathon legend Bill Rodgers.
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March 25 2013 6:39 PMHang Up and Listen: They Might Be Giant Killers EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA run, ESPN’s Survive and Advance, and U.S. national soccer team’s crazy snow game.
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March 11 2013 7:58 PMHang Up and Listen: The Tough Stuff EditionSlate’s weekly sports show on improving college basketball, the World Baseball Classic, and MLB’s exploitation of Latin American talent.
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Feb. 25 2013 6:08 PMHang Up and Listen: The Twist My Arm EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Ronda Rousey’s rise to stardom, the Blackhawks’ record-breaking points streak, and what makes a great sports blooper.
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Feb. 4 2013 6:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The Twirling a Hat on a Stick EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Ravens’ Super Bowl win, CBS’s coverage of the blackout, and our favorite schoolyard games.
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Jan. 21 2013 6:15 PMHang Up and Listen: The Catfish Got Your Tongue EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Ravens and 49ers, uncovering the Manti Te’o hoax, and Lance Armstrong’s calculated confession.
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Jan. 7 2013 9:48 PMHang Up and Listen: The Playing Through Pain EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Robert Griffin III’s knee injury. Plus: an interview with Royce White on his anxiety disorder and struggles with Houston Rockets management.
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Dec. 24 2012 11:00 AMHang Up and Listen: The Pesca and the Pelicans EditionThe special, year-end, call-in edition of Slate’s sports podcast.
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Dec. 10 2012 6:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Worth Its Wait in Gold EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Johnny Manziel’s Heisman Trophy win, the Army-Navy game, and shot putter Adam Nelson’s belated Olympic victory.
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Nov. 26 2012 7:13 PMHang Up and Listen: The 138! EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the resurgence of Notre Dame. Plus: interviews with Grinnell basketball coach Dave Arseneault Jr. and Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
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Nov. 12 2012 5:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The Wildcat Doth Protest Too Much EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NFL quarterback concussions, the Lakers’ coaching carousel, and John Calipari’s Kentucky machine.
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May 27 2013 10:35 AMHang Up and Listen: The Grappling with Sportocrats EditionSlate’s sports podcast on David Beckham and Alex Ferguson, the fate of Olympic wrestling, and three new WNBA stars.
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May 13 2013 6:15 PMHang Up and Listen: The Dodgeball Dodgetorum EditionSlate’s sports podcast quizzes Steve Kerr on the NBA playoffs. Plus: the documentary Venus and Serena, and the future of gym class.
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April 29 2013 7:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The “And I’m Gay” EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Jason Collins’ coming-out story, the NFL draft, and the NHL postseason.
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April 15 2013 6:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Golfier Than Thou EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Tiger Woods’ illegal drop and Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles tendon. Also, an interview with Jackie Robinson’s teammate Ralph Branca.
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April 1 2013 5:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Avert Your Eyes EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kevin Ware’s gruesome broken leg and MLB opening day. Also, an interview with Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz.
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March 18 2013 5:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Cinderella Man EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA tournament and the supposed death of the Big East. Also: an interview with Belmont coach Rick Byrd.
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March 4 2013 6:08 PMHang Up and Listen: The Worm in North Korea EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the state of NBA stats, sports ticket economics, and Dennis Rodman’s trip to the DPRK.
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Feb. 11 2013 5:51 PMHang Up and Listen: The How To Rig a Soccer Match EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the greatness of LeBron James and Kevin Durant, soccer match-fixing, and the reality show The Next Knuckler.
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Jan. 28 2013 6:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The One Man’s Trash Talk Is Another Man’s Treasure EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Super Bowl gambling, the fight-happy, lockout-shortened NHL season, and the ethics of trash talking.
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Jan. 14 2013 6:38 PMHang Up and Listen: The Kneeling Bronco EditionSlate’s sports podcast on second-guessing NFL coaches and the great sports (and political) writer Richard Ben Cramer.
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Dec. 31 2012 6:08 PMHang Up and Listen: The Fistic Cliff EditionSlate’s sports podcast on pro football’s record-breaking season, Black Monday in the NFL, and whether the NHL will cancel its season.
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Dec. 17 2012 6:18 PMHang Up and Listen: The Bionic Running Back EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Adrian Peterson’s incredible return from ACL surgery and baseball’s West Coast power shift. Plus, an interview with NBC Sports’ Stan Van Gundy.
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Dec. 3 2012 6:18 PMHang Up and Listen: The How To Talk About a Murder-Suicide EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Jovan Belcher, Alabama sports radio host Paul Finebaum, and the contretemps over the Spurs resting their starters.
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Nov. 19 2012 5:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Moment of Hoodwinkitude EditionSlate’s sports podcast on college football’s latest round of upsets, the Miami Marlins’ fire sale, and whether youth tackle football should be banned.
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Nov. 5 2012 6:47 PMHang Up and Listen: The Out of the Running EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the canceled New York City Marathon, the state of the activist athlete, and whether Alabama could beat an NFL team.

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