A live taping of Slate Magazine's "Hang Up and Listen"
featuring Stefan Fatsis (C'85), Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca
4:30 in the Arts Cafe
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Join the folks from Hang Up and Listen, Slate Magazine's sharp sports podcast, for a live taping of their show. The show's three panelists will chat about all things sports with the same passion, arcane knowledge, and armchair quarterbacking of mainstream sports talk shows, but also with a good dose of the intellectual curiosity people have come to expect from Slate, NPR, and the Kelly Writers House. Seating is STRICTLY LIMITED, so please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend!
"Hang Up and Listen", Slate's weekly audio sports podcast, combines all the passion, arcane knowledge and armchair quarterbacking of mainstream sports talk shows with an intellectual curiosity that appeals to both rabid sports fans and those who barely pay attention to the Super Bowl. Each 50-minute episode features three panelists: Slate sports editor Josh Levin, and regular NPR sports contributors Stefan Fatsis (C'85) and Mike Pesca. Frequently joined by guests from other publications and broadcast outlets, the hosts cover a wide range of topics including international and mainstream American sports, the business of sports, and less well-known games and teams. To listen to past episodes of Hang Up and Listen, please visit: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/hang_up_and_listen.html.
Josh Levin is a senior editor at Slate in charge of the sports and technology sections, and the host of "Hang Up and Listen", the magazine's weekly sports podcast featuring Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca. He has written more than 200 articles for Slate, and has also contributed to the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, and the Washington City Paper.
Stefan Fatsis (C'85) is an author, reporter and familiar voice to public-radio listeners nationwide. He has written three books: A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL, the Plimptonian story of his summer as a training-camp placekicker for the Denver Broncos; Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, chronicling the twisted subculture of the quintessentially American board game and the author's descent into it; and Wild and Outside: How a Renegade Minor League Revived the Spirit of Baseball in America's Heartland, about a troupe of antiestablishment baseball entrepreneurs and their nose-thumbing creation, the Northern League. Fatsis is a panelist on Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen," and writes regularly for the magazine. He also has written for the New York Times, that paper's (sadly defunct) Play magazine, Sports Illustrated, SI.com, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Deadspin, Kissing Suzy Kolber and other publications.
Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City. Pesca enjoys training his microphone on anything that occurs at a track, arena, stadium, park, fronton, velodrome or air strip (i.e. the plane drag during the World's Strongest Man competition). He has reported from Los Angeles, Cleveland and Gary. He has also interviewed former Los Angeles Ram Cleveland Gary. Pesca is a panelist on the weekly Slate podcast "Hang up and Listen". Pesca, whose writing has appeared in Slate and The Washington Post, is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards for radio reporting and, in 1993, was named Emory University Softball Official of the Year.