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Layups: Check Out Slate’s Sports Podcast, “Hang Up And Listen”

Posted by Neil Paine on September 1, 2010

Today I wanted to throw a quick shoutout to Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and the rest of the crew over at Slate magazine for their weekly sports podcast "Hang Up And Listen." In a nutshell, it's actually intelligent sports talk (I know, what a concept) about the week's most prominent subjects, along with a trivia segment from Pesca that usually stumps this Sports-Reference employee, and a few words on topics that may have slipped under the radar.

Why am I linking to it now? Well, I found it a week ago and became a devotee because it entertained me during a very tedious data entry project (I've listened to a year's worth of archives in about 12 days). I realize it's currently out of season for basketball, but if you're a sports fan and you like podcasts, put this on your playlist right below the legendary PFR podcast (which, incidentally, I made a cameo on last week and will have another trivia-based appearance coming soon).

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5 Responses to “Layups: Check Out Slate’s Sports Podcast, “Hang Up And Listen””

  1. Ricardo Says:

    I know what I'm getting with the Slate name on it. I'll pass.

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    Glad to see partisan attitudes haven't seeped their way into sports...

  3. Ricardo Says:

    Exactly; I'm steering clear of said attitudes by avoiding this podcast.

  4. Stefan Fatsis Says:

    Hey Neil. Many thanks for the kind words. A year's worth of shows in 12 days? I hope you've been listening to some Metallica to get Pesca's voice out of your head.

  5. Neil Paine Says:

    Ha, yeah, the sounds of ridiculously arcane trivia questions haunt me in my sleep now.