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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April 14 2014 4:50 PMThe Football League in China Where All the Players Are Obsessed With Rudy
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March 31 2014 5:18 PMWhy the NCAA Is So Panicked About the Potential for Unionized College Football Players
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March 24 2014 5:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Silver’s Mettle EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA tournament, the relaunch of FiveThirtyEight, and baseball’s Australian opening day.
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March 21 2014 1:12 PMHang Up and Listen NCAA Extra: The Bison EditionSlate’s sports podcast on North Dakota State, rooting for your algorithm, and why a No. 16 hasn’t beaten a No. 1.
Sports Nut
March 17 2014 4:21 PMUse Our Video Guide to Fill Out Your Bracket Like a March Madness Savant
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March 4 2014 5:34 PMIs the NFL’s Proposed Ban of the N-Word a Great Idea or a Foolish Mistake?
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Feb. 24 2014 5:37 PMSteve Nash Explains What It’s Like for a Great Athlete to Confront the End of His Career
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Feb. 20 2014 11:51 AMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Indiana Bronze Medalist EditionSlate’s sports podcast interviews freeskier Nick Goepper about his Sochi triumph.
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Feb. 17 2014 4:26 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: David Remnick's View from SochiSlate’s sports podcast talks to The New Yorker editor about Russia’s Olympic goals.
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Feb. 13 2014 5:56 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The NordicTrack EditionSlate’s sports podcast extra on Thursday’s action in Sochi.
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Feb. 11 2014 5:50 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Women Can Jump EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the debut of women’s ski jumping and Shaun White’s halfpipe disappointment.
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Feb. 7 2014 5:26 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Opening Ceremony EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the political messages at the launch of the Sochi Games.
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Jan. 27 2014 5:32 PMHang Up and Listen: The Tennis, Tykes, and Tragedy EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Australian Open, the TV series Friday Night Tykes, and the Grantland story “Dr. V’s Magical Putter.”
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Jan. 13 2014 5:24 PMWas Tonya Harding a Villain or a Victim?
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Dec. 30 2013 10:02 AMCollision Low Crossers Is an Instant Classic on Life in the NFL
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April 7 2014 5:58 PMHang Up and Listen: The Mr. Monopoly Was a Hipster EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Final Four, the Premier League's relegation system, and Monopoly's new rules.
Culture Gabfest
March 26 2014 10:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Green Handshake” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Muppets Most Wanted, High Maintenance, and the evolution of tipping.
Brow Beat
March 24 2014 3:27 PMHow Did Finger-Tenting Become a Symbol of Evil?
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March 17 2014 5:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hoisted by Their Own Criteria EditionSlate’s sports podcast on March Madness, NFL free agency, and Major League Soccer.
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March 10 2014 5:44 PMAre the 34–0 Wichita State Shockers All They’re Cracked Up to Be?
Sports Nut
March 4 2014 4:50 PMHow to Fix the Extra PointThe 43-yard PAT kick is a terrible idea. Here’s a better alternative.
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Feb. 21 2014 5:53 PMA Canadian Reporter Covering the Olympics for an American Network
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Feb. 18 2014 4:50 PMHang Up and Listen: The Mixed Zone, Mixed Bag EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Sochi Olympics and the NFL’s report on the Miami Dolphins’ locker room.
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Feb. 14 2014 4:54 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The “From Russia With Love” EditionSlate’s sports podcast extra on the rise of X Games-style Olympic events.
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Feb. 12 2014 6:03 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Gnarlier in Slow Motion EditionSlate’s sports podcast on life in the halfpipe.
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Feb. 10 2014 5:28 PMHang Up and Listen: The Sam, Sochi, and Smart EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Michael Sam’s coming out, the Sochi Olympics, and Marcus Smart’s shove.
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Feb. 3 2014 5:03 PMThe Secret to the Seahawks’ Super Bowl Success: Underpaying Their Best Players
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Jan. 20 2014 5:20 PMHang Up and Listen: The Richard Sherman’s March EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Broncos’ and Seahawks’ victories, Peyton Manning’s great day, and Seattle’s voluble cornerback.
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Jan. 6 2014 5:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The “I Know, I Borrowed Your Face” EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Week 1 of the NFL playoffs, Chris Kluwe’s accusations against the Minnesota Vikings, and the end of the BCS.
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Dec. 23 2013 5:25 PMIs the NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status a Huge Scandal or a Big Nonissue?

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