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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Sports Nut
Oct. 11 2013 12:38 PMDid League of Denial Get It Right?Debating the Frontline documentary on the NFL and concussions.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 30 2013 5:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The High-Hanging Fruit EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the baseball postseason, the state of the read-option, and the professionalization of sports in Cuba.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 23 2013 5:57 PMHang Up and Listen: The Come Sail Away EditionSlate’s sports podcast on baseball’s playoff races, the America’s Cup, and the first stirrings of college athlete activism.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 9 2013 7:45 PMHang Up and Listen: The Secrets of Football Night EditionSlate’s sports podcast on producing an NFL telecast, the U.S. Open, and the International Olympic Committee’s big meeting in Argentina.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 2 2013 10:17 AMHang Up and Listen: The Opinions and Funyuns EditionSlate’s sports podcast takes your questions in a special Labor Day call-in show.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 19 2013 8:07 PMHang Up and Listen: The Rainbow-Colored Fingernails EditionSlate’s sports podcast on athletes and Russia’s anti-gay laws, the Premier League’s NBC debut, and Sean Pamphilon’s The United States of Football.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 5 2013 6:18 PMHang Up and Listen: The A-Rod vs. Everyone EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Alex Rodriguez’s suspension, Clint Dempsey’s return to MLS, and the role of genes in athletic performance.
Hang Up And Listen
June 17 2013 6:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The Derecho Finals EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the close-but-lopsided NBA Finals, the overtime-laden Stanley Cup Finals, and the U.S. Open at tiny Merion Golf Club.
Hang Up And Listen
June 3 2013 5:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The Understandably Quiet EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NHL’s power quartet, Roy Hibbert’s on-court stardom and off-court homophobia, and the state of Mount Everest in 2013.
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May 27 2013 10:35 AMHang Up and Listen: The Grappling with Sportocrats EditionSlate’s sports podcast on David Beckham and Alex Ferguson, the fate of Olympic wrestling, and three new WNBA stars.
Sports Nut
May 17 2013 6:33 PMThe Dreaded C-WordBryce Harper ran face-first into a wall. Why are the Washington Nationals afraid to say he had a concussion?
Hang Up And Listen
May 6 2013 6:21 PMHang Up and Listen: The Sandpaper, Pine Tar, and Hair Gel EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, spitball accusations, and Spelman College dropping out of the NCAA.
Sports Nut
April 30 2013 2:07 PMNot Using Their HeadsHow Abby Wambach, her team, and the National Women’s Soccer League botched the star player’s head injury.
Sports Nut
April 25 2013 5:27 AMGet Your Head Out of the GameAbby Wambach got hit in the head and stayed on the field. For shame.
Sports Nut
April 22 2013 3:43 PMThe First Black Player in Major-League HistoryWas it William Edward White?
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 7 2013 5:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The River in Egypt EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Broncos-Cowboys, the new documentary League of Denial, the MLB playoffs, and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 24 2013 11:54 AMSoccer’s “Yid” Problem   
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Sept. 16 2013 6:39 PMHang Up and Listen: The Johnny Hancock Is Just a Kid EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s win over Texas A&M, RG3’s slow start, and Nate Jackson’s NFL memoir Slow Getting Up.
Sports Nut
Sept. 9 2013 7:40 PMRemember Zelmo BeatyAn obituary for Slate’s favorite basketball player.
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Aug. 26 2013 5:31 PMHang Up and Listen: The Too Many Panels EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Fox Sports 1’s first week, the ESPN/Frontline split, and whether the “Battle of the Sexes” was on the up and up.
Sports Nut
Aug. 7 2013 9:30 AMWho Is the American Messi?Also: Who Is the Irish Messi? The Iranian Messi? The Kiwi Messi?
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July 29 2013 5:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The 165-Year-Old Hall of Famer EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the U.S. men’s soccer team’s Gold Cup victory, Peter King’s new website the MMQB, and Deacon White’s long journey to Cooperstown.
Hang Up And Listen
June 10 2013 6:53 PMHang Up and Listen: The Overly Lasered EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, Major League Baseball’s latest drug scandal, and lasers at live sporting events.
The Good Word
May 28 2013 6:02 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 20 2013 4:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Falling Into the Truth EditionSlate’s sports podcast on big vs. small in the NBA playoffs, the Kings staying in Sacramento, and whether the America’s Cup is too dangerous to continue.
Hang Up And Listen
May 13 2013 6:15 PMHang Up and Listen: The Dodgeball Dodgetorum EditionSlate’s sports podcast quizzes Steve Kerr on the NBA playoffs. Plus: the documentary Venus and Serena, and the future of gym class.
Sports Nut
May 2 2013 3:04 PMComing to Their SensesU.S. Soccer finally admits that Abby Wambach’s concussion was mishandled.
Hang Up And Listen
April 29 2013 7:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The “And I’m Gay” EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Jason Collins’ coming-out story, the NFL draft, and the NHL postseason.
Hang Up And Listen
April 22 2013 6:41 PMHang Up and Listen: The Cross Between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the NBA playoffs, and stereotyping black quarterback prospects.
Hang Up And Listen
April 15 2013 6:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Golfier Than Thou EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Tiger Woods’ illegal drop and Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles tendon. Also, an interview with Jackie Robinson’s teammate Ralph Branca.

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