Slate's Hang Up and Listen

Slate's Hang Up and Listen

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 a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world. Part of the Panoply Network.

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The Cavalcade of Whimsy Edition

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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl to talk about the race for the U.S. Soccer presidency, and Mike Pesca comes on to talk about NFL celebrations, the Miami turnover chain, and inspirational locker room speeches.

57 Min

Nov 13, 2017

The No Berries for Brady Edition

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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Chuck Culpepper to discuss a crazy weekend in college football, by Charles P. Pierce to talk about Tom Brady’s weird diet and workout regimen, and by Greg Wyshynski to assess the Vegas Golden Knights.

57 Min

Nov 6, 2017

The Juiced, Slick, and Out of the Park Edition

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Josh Levin is joined by Ben Lindbergh to discuss the World Series; by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jeremy Stahl to talk about behind-the-scenes machinations in the NFL; and by Alexandra Starr and Christina Cauterucci to examine sexual abuse in sports.

69 Min

Oct 30, 2017

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58 min
Oct 23, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss the World Series and Dusty Baker with ESPN’s Howard Bryant. Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN also joins to talk about the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Alan Siegel helps assess the legacy of the Simpsons’ “Homer at the Bat.”

69 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. They’re also joined by Evan Drellich to talk about Houston Astros star Jose Altuve, and by Caitlin Murray for a conversation about the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team.

29 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Hang Up Extra: The World Cup Catastrophe Edition

61 min
Oct 10, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Jemele Hill, Jerry Jones, and Donald Trump with the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins to discuss the baseball playoffs, and Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers talks about Iceland’s World Cup dreams.

71 min
Oct 2, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss the shifting politics of the NFL protests with Jamil Smith. Bloomberg View’s Joe Nocera also joins to discuss the FBI investigation of NCAA basketball, the Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh previews the baseball playoffs.

65 min
Sep 25, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin and Marcus Thompson of The Athletic discuss the wave of protests against Donald Trump’s remarks about the NFL.

76 min
Sep 18, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by NPR’s Gene Demby to discuss Jemele Hill and ESPN’s conservative trolls, by HBO’s Eric Raskin to talk about Golovkin-Alvarez, and by Ninja Warrior’s Josh Levin for a conversation about obstacle course stardom.

72 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by SB Nation’s Spencer Hall to discuss college football. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders also joins to talk about NFL tanking, and Ed Cunningham explains his move to quit his job as a football announcer for ESPN.

62 min
Aug 28, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay to discuss Floyd Mayweather’s win over Conor McGregor, by Ken Rosenthal to talk about the Athletic, and by Robert Lipsyte to assess Clay Travis and ESPN’s supposed liberalism.

62 min
Aug 21, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis is joined by former NFL player Hamza Abdullah and ESPN’s Howard Bryant to analyze race and sports.

62 min
Aug 14, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Johnette Howard to discuss Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension, tennis writer Ben Rothenberg comes on to talk about Sascha Zverev, and Mike Schur analyzes the Los Angeles Dodgers’ excellence.

61 min
Aug 7, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by ProPublica’s David Epstein to discuss Usain Bolt’s loss to Justin Gatlin. The Irish Times’ Ken Early also talks about Neymar’s record-setting transfer, and Josh and Stefan analyze Colin Kaepernick’s NFL exile.

61 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by sportswriter Jessica Luther to discuss girls in baseball. Dan Nosowitz also talks about trends in basketball sneakers, and Scrabble champion Will Anderson comes on the show to recount his victory.

55 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Josh Levin and ESPN’s Mina Kimes are joined by Slate’s Jim Newell to discuss Jordan Spieth’s British Open win. Josh and Mina also dissect Kyrie Irving’s trade drama, and Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley analyzes Hugh Freeze’s ousting as Ole Miss football coach.

57 min
Jul 17, 2017
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Josh Levin and Jody Avirgan of ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcasts are joined by ESPN’s Howard Bryant to discuss Wimbledon. Sam Miller of ESPN also talks about Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, and producer Rose Eveleth joins for a conversation about 30 for 30.

66 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Josh Levin and Ben Mathis-Lilley are joined by Daniel “Progressive Liberal” Harnsberger to chat about his wrestling persona. The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis also discusses Jamie Horowitz and Fox Sports, and Nick Greene analyzes NBA free agency.

73 min
Jul 3, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, and Slate’s Henry Grabar explains what makes Miami’s new stadium deal so great.

60 min
Jun 26, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Joel Anderson of BuzzFeed to discuss the NBA draft. Graphic designer Todd Radom also joins to debate the merits of updating the NBA logo. Finally, they chat about the perils of playing sports while old.

57 min
Jun 19, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Kevin Draper to discuss the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor mega-fight. Ben Lindbergh also joins to discuss whether major-league baseballs are juiced. Finally, David Gessner talks about his memoir Ultimate Glory.

63 min
Jun 12, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Kevin Arnovitz to discuss the NBA Finals. George Dohrmann also joins to talk about U.S. soccer phenom Christian Pulisic. Plus, an interview with Ice Cube about the documentary Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies.

58 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Marcus Thompson to discuss the NBA Finals. Bruce Arthur also joins for a conversation about the Stanley Cup Final, and Sadie Stein comes on the show to talk about Mr. Met.

64 min
May 30, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Ethan Sherwood Strauss to preview the NBA Finals. They also talk with Charles P. Pierce about the legacy of writer Frank Deford, and Daniel Engber joins for a conversation about our favorite non-famous athletes.

69 min
May 22, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin and guest Jane Coaston talk about the NBA playoffs.

55 min
May 15, 2017
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Bryan Curtis and Stefan Fatsis talk with Michael Lee about John Wall and the NBA playoffs.

58 min
May 1, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and guest Wosny Lambre talk about the layoffs at ESPN. They also discuss how NFL teams evaluate draftees with "red flags" and review Dion Waiters’ genius essay for the Players’ Tribune.

56 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Greg Howard talk with Kevin Arnovitz about the NBA playoffs.

35 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Isaac speaks with ESPN writer Ethan Strauss

66 min
Apr 10, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk to Jim Newell about the Masters; Tom Haberstroh about Russell Westbrook and resting NBA players; Meg Rowley about baseball’s return; and Jonathan Hock about One and Not Done, his ESPN documentary on John Calipari.

58 min
Apr 3, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Joel Anderson are joined by the Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins to talk about UConn’s loss in the women’s NCAA tournament. They also discuss the men’s Final Four, the Las Vegas Raiders, and NBA hook-up culture.

64 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and guest panelist Jane Coaston discuss the weekend's NCAA tournament storylines and the U.S. women’s hockey team’s boycott. Ben Mathis-Lilley also joins to talk about his Slate article on Jamie Horowitz and Fox Sports 1.

68 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NCAA tournament and the World Baseball Classic. Mike also announces his departure from the show, and Josh and Stefan send him off with Pesca Jeopardy!

56 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss March Madness, the Brock Osweiler trade, and the Washington NFL team’s decision to fire Scot McCloughan. They also talk about the annual video ranking the best hair in Minnesota high school hockey.

66 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Duke’s Grayson Allen and other NCAA hoops matters. Scott Raab also talks about his book You’re Welcome, Cleveland, and Oliver Roeder of 538 explains how a computer program beat four pro poker players.

58 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss sports parallels for Sunday’s big Oscars mishap. They also talk JaVale McGee’s feud with Shaquille O’Neal, and Ken Early of the Irish Times joins to discuss the decline of Leicester City.

53 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Kevin Arnovitz discuss the DeMarcus Cousins trade and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles, the football team whose fans call the plays. LaVar Ball also joins to talk about parenting and how his three sons will change basketball.

59 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Dan Steinberg discuss Patriots players spurning the White House. They also analyze Kevin Durant’s return to OKC and Dolan v. Oakley, and high school coach Kyle Allen joins to explain his effort to revolutionize basketball.

53 min
Feb 6, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Patriots’ epic Super Bowl comeback and the Falcons’ amazing collapse. Charles P. Pierce joins to discuss Tom Brady, and SB Nation’s Spencer Hall explains why the game was quintessentially Atlanta.

67 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Josh Levin break down the Australian Open. Tim Layden also joins to discuss the sports ramifications of Trump’s refugee ban, and Rod Smart and Charlie Ebersol talk about the 30 for 30 documentary This Was the XFL.

67 min
Jan 30, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Josh Levin break down the Australian Open. Tim Layden also joins to discuss the sports ramifications of Trump’s refugee ban, and Rod Smart and Charlie Ebersol talk about the 30 for 30 documentary This Was the XFL.

65 min
Jan 24, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Jack Hamilton talk about the Falcons’ and Patriots’ conference title game wins. Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard also joins to discuss the streaking 76ers, and they assess the Baseball Hall of Fame’s new inductees.

72 min
Jan 18, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Nate Jackson talk about the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by Don Yee to discuss his proposed pro football minor league and ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss to assess the 35-6 Golden State Warriors.

66 min
Jan 10, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the New York Giants’ playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers and Odell Beckham’s pre-game boat trip. They also discuss the legacy of ESPN’s Chris Berman and the 2017 World Darts Championship.

66 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Josh Levin and Mike Pesca are joined by the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis to discuss the college football playoffs and the quarterback crisis in the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton to examine the NBA’s sudden surge in triple-doubles.

51 min
Dec 26, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk with their favorite guests of 2016: Leicester City beat writer Rob Tanner; Mina Kimes of ESPN the Magazine, author of a profile of Martellus and Michael Bennett; and Ann Beaty, the widow of Zelmo Beaty.

68 min
Dec 20, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca discuss the Minnesota football sexual assault invesigation with journalist Jessica Luther. They also talk about Ronda Rousey's UFC return with Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, and the year in Cleveland sports with writer Scott Raab.

73 min
Dec 12, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca are joined by ProPublica's David Epstein to discuss the Russian doping scandal. They also examine MLB offseason moves with ESPN's Sam Miller and discuss rare NFL final scores with Jon Bois of SB Nation.

66 min
Dec 6, 2016
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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.

66 min
Nov 29, 2016
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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.

69 min
Nov 22, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the success of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, talk with FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine about Randall Cunningham's legacy, and speak with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski about teenage NHL stars.

62 min
Nov 14, 2016
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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.

62 min
Nov 7, 2016
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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.

27 min
Nov 3, 2016
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Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca record a special emergency episode to discuss the Chicago Cubs’ Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians.

79 min
Oct 31, 2016
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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.

73 min
Oct 24, 2016
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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.

76 min
Oct 17, 2016
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Stars of the baseball playoffs, theories on the decline of the NFL’s television ratings, and the Fox show Pitch with former minor league baseball pitcher Ila Borders.

70 min
Oct 11, 2016
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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.

63 min
Oct 3, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca talk about the Ryder Cup, MLB playoffs, and the wild weekend in college football.

62 min
Sep 26, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca talk about Jose Fernandez, the politics of Cubs' ownership, and Nate Jackson's new book on fantasy football.

65 min
Sep 19, 2016
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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.

67 min
Sep 12, 2016
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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.

71 min
Sep 6, 2016
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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.

71 min
Aug 29, 2016
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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.

30 min
Aug 24, 2016
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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.

73 min
Aug 22, 2016
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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.

35 min
Aug 19, 2016
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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.

33 min
Aug 18, 2016
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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.

36 min
Aug 17, 2016
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Lauren Fleshman: "Racing Clean is a Sign of Privilege"

32 min
Aug 16, 2016
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Slate’s sports podcast talks to Megan Abbott about her new book "You Will Know Me," set in the high-stakes world of elite gymnastics.

74 min
Aug 15, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ProPublica’s David Epstein to discuss Usain Bolt, U.S. swimming, and the limits of human performance. Slate’s Jessica Winter also joins to discuss allegations of abuse against the Karolyis.

25 min
Aug 12, 2016
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Josh Levin interviews 2016 U.S. Olympic field hockey star Michelle Vittese and 1984 U.S. field hockey Olympian Karen Shelton.

24 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Josh Levin speaks with swim coach Terry Laughlin about what makes Katie Ledecky so fast in the water.

24 min
Aug 10, 2016
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Josh Levin with Dvora Meyers on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s dominant win in the team all-around.

21 min
Aug 9, 2016
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Slate’s sports podcast talks to Franklin Foer about what will happen in Rio when the Olympics are gone.

63 min
Aug 8, 2016
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Slate’s sports podcast on NBC’s Olympics coverage and American jingoism. Plus, a Wrigley Field beer vendor tells all.

68 min
Aug 1, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ProPublica’s David Epstein to discuss Caster Semenya. Eugene Monroe also joins to talk about his retirement from the NFL and medical marijuana advocacy. Finally, they assess Ichiro Suzuki.

69 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the IOC’s decision not to make a decision about Russian Olympians; interview Tanisha Wright of the New York Liberty about WNBA players’ support of Black Lives Matter; and examine free throw psychology.

68 min
Jul 18, 2016
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Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca are joined by the Cleveland Browns’ Andrew Hawkins to discuss athlete activism. Jason Gay also joins to assess the Tour de France, and they discuss the paltry pay for minor league baseball players.

64 min
Jul 11, 2016
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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss Serena Williams’ Wimbledon win. They’re also joined by the Irish Times’ Ken Early to talk about Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory, and Meghan O’Rourke joins for a conversation about the evolution of gymnastics.

74 min
Jul 5, 2016
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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Shira Springer discuss Kevin Durant’s move to the Warriors. Then they’re joined by Sky Sports’ Bryn Law to talk Wales’ unlikely run in the Euros. Finally, they speak with Sally Jenkins about the life and legacy of Pat Summitt.

79 min
Jun 27, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca are joined by Sam Borden to discuss Messi’s retirement announcement and the Euros. They talk to NBA agent Doug Neustadt about the international players. Finally, Josh Levin and Stefan interview Olympic boxer Claressa Shields.

67 min
Jun 21, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Cavs’ Game 7 win over the Warriors. Scott Raab also joins to describe the joy of the Cleveland sports fan, and Sports Illustrated’s Michael Bamberger explains the golf rules kerfuffle at the U.S. Open.

34 min
Jun 17, 2016
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Hang Up Extra: The NBA Finals Have Gone Totally Mad Edition

65 min
Jun 13, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Draymond Green’s suspension and the United States’ first-place group stage finish in Copa America. They're also joined by the Toronto Star’s Bruce Arthur for a conversation about Gordie Howe.

64 min
Jun 6, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca evaluate LeBron James’ playoff record, talk to The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis about how Muhammad Ali changed sports writing, and discuss Novak Djokovic’s growing popularity with the New York Times’ Ben Rothenberg.

73 min
May 31, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Warriors' Game 7 win over the Thunder and the firing of Baylor football coach Art Briles. They’re also joined by Ken Early of the Irish Times to evaluate Cristiano Ronaldo’s skill and his ego.

86 min
May 23, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss the Golden State Warriors; by Brandiose’s Jason Klein to talk minor-league team names; and by the New York Times’ Greg Howard to assess The Undefeated.

65 min
May 16, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NBA playoffs. Slate’s John Swansburg also joins to talk about why Stephen Curry’s shoes don’t have cultural cachet. Finally, they assess whether the Olympics should be cancelled due to the Zika virus.

61 min
May 9, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mina Kimes discuss Bartolo Colon’s first career home run; the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle joins to discuss the NHL playoffs; and they discuss the marketing of WNBA stars Skylar Diggins, Diana Taurasi, and Brittney Griner.

70 min
May 2, 2016
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Laremy Tunsil, Leicester City, and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work

82 min
Apr 26, 2016
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In a special live show, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether Bryce Harper can make baseball fun and Curt Schilling's firing by ESPN. Ali Krieger also joins to discuss the U.S. women's national soccer team's push for equal pay.

61 min
Apr 18, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Kobe Bryant's last game and whether refs are biased against Jeremy Lin; the Rams' trade for the top pick in the NFL draft; and the NBA's move to put ads on the front of jerseys.

71 min
Apr 11, 2016
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The Hang Up team talks about Jordan Spieth's historic collapse on the back nine of the 2016 Masters, the Golden State Warriors' pursuit of the record for most wins in an NBA season, and Jeff Passan's new book, "The Arm."

73 min
Apr 4, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the U.S. women's soccer team's push for equal pay with Briana Scurry; Bruce Schoenfeld joins to assess the Golden State Warriors' owners; and they examine baseball's mysterious surge in home runs.

71 min
Mar 28, 2016
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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Jonathan Hock talk about the NCAA Tournament and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's handshake line hijinks. Ken Early also joins to discuss the death of Johan Cruyff. Finally, they review Hock's latest documentary, Fastball.

60 min
Mar 21, 2016
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the slew of upsets in the NCAA tournament, Sue Bird joins to discuss UConn and analytics in women's sports, and Allison Benedikt of Mom and Dad Are Fighting comes on to discuss kids in baseball clubhouses.

15 min
Mar 15, 2016
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In this Hang Up and Listen Extra, Josh Levin delves into the history of the greatest taunt in sports: the “air ball” chant.

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