Stefan Fatsis
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 Good Word
May 28 2015 3:46 PMWait, I Have to Know What It Means, Too?Shame on the Scripps National Spelling Bee for forcing contestants to memorize definitions.
Hang Up And Listen
May 26 2015 7:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Screwing the Kicker Again EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Stephen Curry’s head, the NFL’s feet, and Sepp Blatter’s tyranny.
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May 4 2015 4:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Snooze of the Century EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Mayweather-Pacquiao, Spurs-Clippers, and “character issues” in the NFL draft.
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April 20 2015 5:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The Our Dump EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Warriors and Hawks, Boston’s Olympic bid, and the Islanders’ last days at Nassau Coliseum.
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April 6 2015 4:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Earworm Madness EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Wisconsin and Kentucky, the 2015 baseball season, and how to write a sports theme tune.
Sports Nut
March 24 2015 1:43 PMThe HitChuck Bednarik and the myth of the NFL’s most vicious tackle.
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March 16 2015 4:26 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hate, Hope, and Hockey EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Selection Sunday, I Hate Christian Laettner, NFL free agency, and the imploding Toronto Maple Leafs.
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March 2 2015 6:28 PMHang Up and Listen: The Good News for People Who Love Stat News EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the state of sports analytics, Larry Sanders quitting the NBA, and tennis match-fixing.
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Feb. 23 2015 4:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Two Guys Punching Each Other in the Face EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Mayweather–Pacquiao, Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant, and rules for making baseball games faster
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Feb. 10 2015 12:38 PMThe “In Soviet Russia, We Pay You Not to Play” Bonus SegmentStefan, Josh, and Mike discuss Diana Taurasi’s decision to sit out the WNBA season.
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?)
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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. 
Sports Nut
May 27 2015 9:53 PMSoccer SuperpowerThe American justice system could actually bring down mighty FIFA.
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May 18 2015 4:37 PMHang Up and Listen: The 0–162 or Bust EditionSlate’s sports podcast takes your questions in a special spring call-in show.
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April 27 2015 5:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Cracking on Hacks and Hack-a-Shaq EditionSlate’s sports podcast on intentional fouling in the NBA, Floyd Mayweather, and baseball’s best profanity-laced rants.
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April 13 2015 7:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Lord Stanley’s Coffee Urn EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Masters, plus interviews with basketball shoe impresario Sonny Vaccaro and Stanley Cup keeper Philip Pritchard.
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March 30 2015 5:12 PMHang Up and Listen: The UConn Territory EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, the U.S. women’s soccer team, and the state of the gay athlete.
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March 23 2015 5:00 PMHang Up and Listen: The Stuffed Sparrow on a Cricket Ball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, the retirement of NFL player Chris Borland, and the Cricket World Cup.
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March 9 2015 5:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The College Hoops in Crisis EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NCAA basketball’s plodding pace, the decline of the running back, and Errol Morris’ sports documentaries.
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Feb. 24 2015 12:14 PMThe “Special K-Balls” Bonus SegmentStefan, Josh, and Mike discuss the latest absurd turn in the NFL’s Deflategate investigation.
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Feb. 17 2015 5:12 PMHang Up and Listen: The Twerking Unicorns EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kevin Durant calling out the media, a Little League baseball scandal, and a new free-throw distraction technique.
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Feb. 9 2015 4:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The Not-So-Menacing Red Menace EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the death of Dean Smith, the rise of U.S. ski racing, and a Soviet view on the Miracle on Ice.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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