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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Oct. 22 2012 6:15 PMHang Up and Listen: The Honey, I Badgered the Kid EditionSlate’s sports podcast on baseball’s postseason narratives, the rise of the no-huddle offense, and Sports Illustrated’s cover story on Tyrann Mathieu.
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Oct. 8 2012 6:53 PMHang Up and Listen: The Put a Star on that Asterisk EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the infield fly rule, the fluky MLB playoffs, and four new sports documentaries.
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Sept. 24 2012 6:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The Voice of God EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the legacy of NFL Films’ Steve Sabol, Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown chances, and a bizarre cricket scandal.
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Sept. 10 2012 7:06 PMHang Up and Listen: The Quarterbacks Are Back EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the return of football, NFL wives, and the U.S. Open.
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Aug. 27 2012 5:51 PMHang Up and Listen: The To Strip or Not To Strip EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the case against Lance Armstrong, the Red Sox reboot, and Joe Posnanski’s Paterno.
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Aug. 13 2012 3:28 PMHang Up and Listen: The Drama Queens and Superteams EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt’s legacy, the way we talk about female Olympians, and the Dwight Howard trade.
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July 30 2012 6:13 PMHang Up and Listen: The Olympic-Sized EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, gymnastics controversies, and everything else in the London Games.
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July 16 2012 11:39 PMHang Up and Listen: The Fire Joe Morgan EditionParks and Recreation showrunner Mike Schur joins Slate’s sports podcast to talk Jeremy Lin, the Freeh report, and the classic comedy bit “Who’s on First?”
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July 2 2012 5:56 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hot Hot Dead Heat EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Jeneba Tarmoh-Allyson Felix controversy, Spain’s Euro 2012 victory, and the dawn of a college football playoff.
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June 11 2012 7:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The LeBron vs. the Durantula EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Heat-Thunder, Nadal-Djokovic, and the horrendous Pacquiao-Bradley decision.
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May 29 2012 7:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The Everyone Flops EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NBA floppers, a pair of NFL lawsuits, and Nate Kaeding’s Athletes’ Library.
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May 14 2012 6:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The Live in Philadelphia EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Buzz Bissinger’s After Friday Night Lights, how to fix college athletics, and sports’ most impressive feats.
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April 30 2012 6:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Kissing the Pitcher EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Derrick Rose’s torn ACL, Bryce Harper’s major-league debut, and Barcelona’s Champions Leaguer ouster.
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April 16 2012 5:51 PMHang Up and Listen: The Frisbee Fever EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NHL playoffs, Bobby Petrino’s firing, the end of ESPN.com’s Page 2, and professional Ultimate Frisbee.
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April 2 2012 6:20 PMHang Up and Listen: The Wrestling-Free WWE EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments, baseball’s opening day, and Wrestlemania XXVIII.
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Oct. 15 2012 7:25 PMHang Up and Listen: The Truest Yankee of Them All EditionSlate’s sports podcast on A-Rod and Jeter, the U.S. soccer team’s rocky road, and the demise of Lance Armstrong.
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Oct. 2 2012 10:40 AMHang Up and Listen: The Live From Washington, D.C., EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the rowdy Ryder Cup, geography and sports fandom, and the pressures of kicking in the NFL.
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Sept. 17 2012 7:01 PMHang Up and Listen: The Watching Football Is Depraved EditionSlate’s sports podcast on baseball’s wild wild card races, the morality of watching the NFL, and the NHL lockout.
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Sept. 4 2012 6:15 PMHang Up and Listen: The Miles To Go Before I Cheat EditionSlate’s sports podcast on replacements refs in the NFL, the Paralympics, and marathon fraud.
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Aug. 20 2012 5:59 PMHang Up and Listen: The No Fat League EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Stephen Strasburg shutdown, Melky Cabrera’s suspension, and incredibly shrinking NFL behemoths.
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Aug. 6 2012 4:46 PMHang Up and Listen: the Leave Lolo Alone EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt, Andy Murray, Lolo Jones, Ye Shiwen, and all the other big names at the London Games.
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July 23 2012 5:25 PMHang Up and Listen: The Near-Death Penalty EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA’s punishment of Penn State, Adam Scott’s British Open collapse, and the dawn of the London Olympics.
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July 9 2012 5:28 PMHang Up and Listen: The British Are Crying EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Wimbledon, NBA deals, and baseball at midseason.
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June 18 2012 5:43 PMHang Up and Listen: The All Greek to Me EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, the U.S. Open, and Euro 2012.
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June 4 2012 8:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The No, No, No, No, Yes! EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Heat-Celtics, Thunder-Spurs, the Stanley Cup Final, and Johan Santana’s no-hitter.
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May 21 2012 7:24 PMHang Up and Listen: The Tim Duncan Loves Paintball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Spurs’ unloved center, the NHL’s southern strategy, and women who love sports.
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May 7 2012 6:31 PMHang Up and Listen: The Brains and Brawn EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Junior Seau’s suicide, the morality of horse racing, and Mariano Rivera.
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April 23 2012 6:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Humber Games EditionSlate’s sports podcast on baseball’s latest perfect game, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, NHL and NBA violence, and a new nickname for the New Orleans Hornets.
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April 9 2012 5:40 PMHang Up and Listen: The Managerial Eyewash EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Masters, the Miami Marlins, and the latest trends in sports uniforms.
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March 26 2012 4:48 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ask for the Popsicle EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, the Saints’ bounty suspensions, Tim Tebow and the Jets, and Tiger Woods’ big win.

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