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Josh Levin (born 1980) is an American writer and the executive editor at Slate magazine. He also hosts the magazine's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.


Early life

Levin was born and raised in New Orleans. He attended Brown University where he earned degrees in computer science and history.[1]


After graduating from Brown, Levin began his journalism career as an intern at the Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C. He moved to Slate in 2003 where he is currently a senior editor. He edits the magazine's sports and technology sections.[2]

In addition to writing and editing, he also hosts Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca.[3]

In 2013, he published an article on Linda Taylor, a woman Ronald Reagan once termed a "welfare queen."[4][5] The article was praised by various media sources,[6][7] with the Washington Monthly called it "the most fascinating true crime read of the year."[5]



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