Stefan Fatsis Stefan Fatsis

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

The Spot
May 23 2014 3:38 PMWhy Jürgen Klinsmann Never Trusted Landon Donovan
Hang Up And Listen
May 12 2014 5:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The Baring Your Sole EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Michael Sam, the NBA playoffs, and the Vibram FiveFingers settlement.
Hang Up And Listen
April 28 2014 5:19 PMHang Up and Listen: The Sterling’s Reputation EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Clippers owner, Michael Pineda’s pine tar suspension, and UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones. 
Gaming
April 10 2014 6:50 PMGeocache?!The word that won Scrabble’s new-word contest is totally useless in Scrabble.
Lexicon Valley
April 7 2014 10:01 AMMake Sure the Next Scrabble Word Has Lexicographical Staying Power
Obit
March 28 2014 10:26 AM“Tuches Sleeps With the Dictionary!”Remembering Lester Schonbrun, and the dingy Times Square games parlor where he found a second home.
Sports Nut
March 25 2014 1:14 PMRich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need to Be Toughened UpHow race and class affect the way we coach our children.
Lexicon Valley
March 18 2014 12:58 PMThese Sports Terms Should Be Playable in Scrabble
Gaming
March 14 2014 7:13 PMBestie, Ew, Slumdog, TwerkInside the contest to add a new word to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Hang Up And Listen
March 4 2014 5:34 PMIs the NFL’s Proposed Ban of the N-Word a Great Idea or a Foolish Mistake?
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 24 2014 5:37 PMSteve Nash Explains What It’s Like for a Great Athlete to Confront the End of His Career
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 20 2014 12:08 PMThe Joys of NBC’s Raw, Secret, Unscripted, Boring Figure Skating Practice Cam
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 18 2014 4:47 PMWhy Do Figure Skaters Go to the “Kiss and Cry” to Get Their Scores?
Sports Nut
Feb. 12 2014 4:52 PMHow Sports Illustrated Botched the Michael Sam StoryThe bad journalism that has everyone convinced the NFL isn’t ready for a gay player.
Sports Nut
Feb. 4 2014 11:52 PMBaseball’s Secret PioneerWilliam Edward White, the first black player in major-league history, lived his life as a white man.
Hang Up And Listen
May 19 2014 8:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Way Too Many Animals EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Qatar’s World Cup catastrophe, the NHL playoffs, and California Chrome. 
Hang Up And Listen
May 5 2014 5:18 PMHang Up and Listen: The Red Flags With Character Issues EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, NFL draft, and Sports Illustrated’s Gary Smith. 
Hang Up And Listen
April 21 2014 5:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Remember the 96 EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, and the Hillsborough disaster.
Hang Up And Listen
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.
Hang Up And Listen
March 31 2014 5:18 PMWhy the NCAA Is So Panicked About the Potential for Unionized College Football Players
Brow Beat
March 25 2014 6:38 PMNo, Monopoly Is Not Changing Its Rules. It’s Just the Latest Hasbro Publicity Stunt.
Hang Up And Listen
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.
Hang Up And Listen
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.
Hang Up And Listen
March 10 2014 5:44 PMAre the 34–0 Wichita State Shockers All They’re Cracked Up to Be?
Sports Nut
Feb. 28 2014 7:29 PMDon’t Use Your Heads, KidsWhy children shouldn’t be allowed to head a soccer ball.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 20 2014 7:58 PMThe U.S. vs. Canada Women’s Final Was the Best Hockey Game in Years
Hang Up And Listen
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.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 13 2014 5:56 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The NordicTrack EditionSlate’s sports podcast extra on Thursday’s action in Sochi.
Hang Up And Listen
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.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 3 2014 5:03 PMThe Secret to the Seahawks’ Super Bowl Success: Underpaying Their Best Players

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