Stefan Fatsis
Stefan Fatsis Stefan Fatsis

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is a panelist on Hang Up and Listen.

Sports Nut
Feb. 5 2015 2:46 PMCorner QatarWhat the just-finished Handball World Championship tells us about the 2022 World Cup.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 26 2015 5:06 PMHang Up and Listen: The Good Sport, Bad Sport EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Deflategate. Plus, interviews with Super Bowl photographer John Biever and tennis player Tim Smyczek.
Video
Jan. 15 2015 1:33 PMPractical? Or Meddling, Very Busy, and Impertinent?The evolution of Merriam-Webster's most looked-up word, pragmatic(al).
Culturebox
Jan. 12 2015 11:56 PMThe Definition of a DictionaryMerriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like? (And do we even need one?)
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 5 2015 4:27 PMHang Up and Listen: The Great Scott EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL and college football playoffs and the death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. 
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 22 2014 7:08 PMHang Up and Listen: The Inside the NBA Insider EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kentucky basketball, the future of sports television, and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 8 2014 6:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The Transactions vs. Transgressions EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the college football playoff, UAB cutting its football team, and Robert Lipsyte’s tenure as ESPN’s ombudsman. 
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 24 2014 9:17 PMHang Up and Listen: The Beckham Doesn’t Need Stickum EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Odell Beckham Jr.’s amazing catch, painkiller usage in the NFL, and Adrian Peterson’s extended suspension.
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 3 2014 5:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The SEC Ganks Noobs EditionSlate’s sports podcast on ESPN and SEC bias, Lauren Hill’s inspirational moment, and the rise of e-sports.
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 20 2014 4:40 PMHang Up and Listen: The Whimsy Watch EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the World Series, the ethics of sports biometrics, and Bob Ryan’s new book, Scribe.
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 13 2014 4:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Flaccid Hagiographic Concatenation EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Fox’s baseball broadcasting experiment, Todd Gurley’s suspension, and gymnast Simone Biles.
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PMWho Owns Scrabble’s Word List?Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 22 2014 5:20 PMHang Up and Listen: The What Are We Going to Do With These People? EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL and domestic violence, Jameis Winston and Hope Solo, and the baseball pennant races.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 15 2014 5:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The Will Goodell Go? EditionSlate’s sports podcast on another terrible week for the NFL, U.S. domination of the basketball World Cup, and Jon Bois’ Breaking Madden series.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 2 2015 5:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The 1 Yard From Stardom EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Super Bowl, featuring interviews with Grantland’s Bryan Curtis and NBC’s Fred Gaudelli.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 20 2015 5:00 PMHang Up and Listen: The Deflated Balls EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL playoffs, how the Super Bowl gets produced, and the NHL at midseason.
Culturebox
Jan. 13 2015 6:10 PMWhat Does “Unabridged” Even Mean Anymore?And four other questions Lexicon Valley’s Mike Vuolo asked Stefan Fatsis about his piece on the remaking of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 12 2015 4:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Football Move EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Dez Bryant’s disputed catch, the NBA’s surprising Hawks and Pistons, and the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall.
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 29 2014 5:31 PMHang Up and Listen: The Troubleshooter, the Faluter, and the Kid EditionSlate’s sports podcast takes your questions in a special year-end call-in show.
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 15 2014 5:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The I Love It When a Plan Comes Together EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kobe Bryant, baseball’s winter meetings, and cheerleaders suing NFL teams. 
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 1 2014 5:43 PMHang Up and Listen: The Rice Reinstated EditionSlate’s sports podcast on an arbitrator’s repudiation of Roger Goodell, the injury-riddled careers of Derrick Rose and RG3, and the tragic death of cricket player Phillip Hughes.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 10 2014 5:16 PMHang Up and Listen: The Whore No More EditionSlate’s sports podcast on LeBron’s return to Cleveland, the NFL in London, and ESPN’s documentary Brothers in Exile.
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 27 2014 5:16 PMHang Up and Listen: The Greatest Bull in History EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the World Series, the University of North Carolina academic scandal, and Bushwacker’s retirement.
Sports Nut
Oct. 15 2014 2:06 PMThe Fans Are on the Field!A history of celebratory field-storming in baseball, from the 1920s to today.
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 9 2014 4:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Live at Galapagos EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the baseball playoffs, the NBA’s big TV deal, and Roy Blount Jr.’s About Three Bricks Shy of a Load.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 29 2014 4:26 PMHang Up and Listen: The These Are My Bosses EditionSlate’s sports podcast on ESPN suspending Bill Simmons, the Kansas City Royals making the playoffs, and Brady Hoke mishandling a possible concussion.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PMGiving Up on GoodellHow the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 8 2014 6:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ravens Cut Rice EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks owner’s email, and the worst high school quarterback ever.

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