Slate's Hang Up and Listen

Slate's Hang Up and Listen

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A weekly sports discussion from the online magazine Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), and Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist. Part of the Panoply Network.

Episodes

The Japan's Babe Ruth Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan to discuss baseball’s new labor deal and Japanese star Shohei Otani. They also assess the Cavs’ J.R. Smith and George Dohrmann joins to talk about the NFL’s marketing to children.

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The Call on the Field Does Not Stand Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Ohio State's double overtime victory over Michigan with Slate writer Ben Mathis-Lilley; US Soccer's firing of Jurgen Klinsmann; and the World Chess Championship with FiveThirtyEight's Oliver Roeder.

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The It's Like a Whole Other Quarterback Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the success of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, talk with FiveThirtyEight'sNeil Paine about Randall Cunningham's legacy, and speak with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski about teenage NHL stars.

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The Popovich for President Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss post-election critiques from NBA coaches and Ernie Johnson's call for unity on Inside the NBA. They also speak with Univision's Leon Krauze about Mexico's 2-1 victory over the U.S. men's soccer team.



The Stick to Everything Edition  

Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and The Ringer's Bryan Curtis discuss the intersection of sports and politics, Alabama's college football dominance, and Harvard's cancellation of its men's soccer team’s season due to lewd “scouting reports” of women players.

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The Cubs Win?!? Edition  

Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca record a special emergency episode to discuss the Chicago Cubs’ Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians.

The Kevin Hustle Plays Kabaddi Edition  

Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the first five games of the World Series. They also interview Shaun Assael about The Murder of Sonny Liston and talk about the Kabaddi World Cup with writer Jemayel Khawaja and Team USA’s Kevin Hustle.

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The Joy Is Retroactively Applied Edition  

Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre discuss the Cubs-Indians World Series match-up and interpersonal drama in the NBA. Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz also joins to talk about Josh Brown, Derrick Rose, and sports leagues and criminal justice.

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The She's Big League Edition  

Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the stars of the baseball playoffs, including Clayton Kershaw, Javier Baez, and Francisco Lindor. They also examine the many theories on the decline of the NFL’s television ratings. Finally, they discuss the Fox show Pitch with former minor league baseball pitcher Ila Borders.

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The Locker Room Talk Edition  

Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca talk about the MLB playoffs and Donald Trump’s concept of “locker room talk.” They also interview Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price about his book Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town.

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The Humid Urgency of the South Edition  

Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca talk about the Ryder Cup, MLB playoffs, and the wild weekend in college football. 

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The Short, Joyous Life of Jose Fernandez Edition  

Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca talk about Jose Fernandez, the politics of Cubs' ownership, and Nate Jackson's new book on fantasy football. 

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The Fear of Flying Edition  

Slate’s sports podcast on the whiteness of baseball and football players celebrating too early. Plus, an interview with Steph Davis about deaths in BASE-jumping.

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The Zelmo the Hall of Famer Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether the NFL’s on-field product is getting worse. They also speak with Paralympic goalball player John Kusku and interview Annie Beaty about her husband Zelmo’s induction in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The Be Careful Who You Meme Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Spencer Hall to talk about college football’s opening weekend; interview NFL long snapper and Green Beret Nate Boyer about his conversations with Colin Kaepernick; and celebrate Vin Scully.

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The O’er the Land of the Free Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and ESPN’s Mina Kimes discuss Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem. They also assess Joey Bosa’s contract dispute with the Chargers, and Baseball Prospectus’ Sam Miller joins to evaluate hot-hitting Gary Sanchez.

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The Interview with a Gold Medalist Edition  

In this re-broadcast of an interview from June 27, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis interview boxer Claressa Shields and film producer Sue Jaye Johnson about Shields’ preparations for the Olympics and the documentary about her life, T-Rex.

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The Let The Games Be Gone Edition  

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca evaluate NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price also joins to talk about how the Olympics played in Brazil, and Luke O’Brien discusses Conor McGregor and the state of UFC.

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Olympics Extra: The Stars of Field Edition  

Josh Levin speaks with long-time TV commentator and high-jump champion Dwight Stones about what’s wrong with NBC’s track-and-field coverage. Plus, David Epstein of ProPublica debunks the myth that Usain Bolt wins races because he decelerates slowly.

Olympics Extra: The What Did Lochte Do? Edition  

Josh Levin speaks with ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes about Ryan Lochte’s claim that he was robbed at gunpoint and why he might have lied about it. Plus, David Epstein of ProPublica explains how Jamaica is able to development so many great sprinters.

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