Upon Further Review
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From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. Upon Further Review is a limited edition Slate podcast based on the book of the same name. Over the course of five episodes Mike and a roster of podcast All-Stars will explore counterfactual sporting scenarios through a combination of speculative fiction, investigative journalism and sound-rich narrative. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.
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||CleanWhat If the Dodgers Hadn't Left Brooklyn?||It’s 2018 and after decades of threatening to do so the Dodgers are finally leaving Brooklyn.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Jesse Eisenberg meets Dan Majerle||25 years after writing to basketball star Dan Majerle, Jesse Eisenberg meets his hero.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fan Letter That Doomed the Phoenix Suns||In 1993, actor Jesse Eisenberg put pen to paper—something that proved to be a fatal distraction in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?||Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Upon Further Review||Great "What-if's in Sports||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What an incredible idea!
I’m sold after hearing the trailer! A great what if... Podcast.
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A must listen for any sports fan.