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Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast by Mike Pesca

Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast

by Mike Pesca

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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.


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The Fox Sports 1 Isn’t Fox News Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 27, 2017


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.

NCAA Tournament (2:51): Analyzing the weekend’s thrilling buzzer-beaters, the value of one-and-done programs, and the endearing imperfections of college basketball games.

 U.S. Women’s Hockey (17:26): Breaking down the debate over Team USA’s decision to boycott this week’s IIHF World Championships as part of their fight for equitable treatment and a living wage. 

Fox Sports 1 (27:57): Will Jamie Horowitz’s cable network succeed in his mission to revolutionize sports media one hot take at a take? Ben Mathis-Lilley joins the show to talk about his story on Fox Sports 1.

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The We Love Mike Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Mar 21, 2017


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!

NCAA Tournament (5:24): Was the first round of March Madness boring? Is poor seeding to blame? We break down the first two rounds of the tourney and discuss Duke’s loss to South Carolina.

The World Baseball Classic (17:16): We talk about Adam Jones’ fantastic catch and the charm of the international tournament.

Pesca Jeopardy! (25:58): How well does Mike remember his best quips from seven-plus years on Hang Up and Listen? We find out with a Pesca-specific twist on America’s favorite quiz show.

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The Unlimited Salad Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 13, 2017


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.
 
NCAA Tournament (3:40): Why isn’t Gonzaga the bettors’ March Madness favorite? Is Villanova getting enough love? We assess the March Madness matchups and potential biases in the NCAA selection committee.

NFL Offseason (16:49): An analysis of the game-changing, questionably legal Brock Osweiler trade between the Texans and the Browns, plus a breakdown of the Scot McCloughan firing and how the Washington Post covered it.

“All Hockey Hair Team” (31:20): Minnesota native John King creates a video every year celebrating the best hair in Minnesota high school hockey. How does the 2017 lettuce celebration compare to history’s greatest hockey hair videos?

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The Whore of Carnegie Mellon Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Mar 07, 2017


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Duke’s Grayson Allen and other NCAA basketball matters. Scott Raab also joins to talk about his new book You’re Welcome, Cleveland, and Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight explains how a computer program beat four pro poker players.

Grayson Allen and NCAA hoops (2:55): exploring America’s longstanding hatred of white Duke basketball players; Northwestern’s likely maiden visit to March Madness, and the first-ever Ivy League basketball tournament.

Scott Raab’s You’re Welcome, Cleveland (21:37): The writer and Cleveland sports fan explains what he got wrong in The Whore of Akron and whether LeBron James would like his new book.

How a computer took down the poker pros (33:40): Oliver Roeder explains how poker went the way of chess, checkers, Go, and Scrabble, and what the next challenges are for artificial intelligence.

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The Stick to the Oscars Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 27, 2017


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.

Sports and the Oscars (3:07): breaking down the Moonlight-La La Land mix-up, pondering different sports analogies, and discussing whether sports TV would have covered the incident differently.

Shaq vs. JaVale McGee (16:43): Do McGee’s frequent bloopers warrant relentless mockery on “Shaqtin’ a Fool”? Where is the line between comedy and bullying?

Leicester City (32:11): Ken Early joins to talk about Leicester’s fall from glory, the team’s decision to fire manager Claudio Ranieri, and how the squad can avoid relegation.

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The Balls Can Ball Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Feb 21, 2017


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.


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The Cupcakes Aren’t Soft Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 13, 2017


 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.


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The Super Bowl of Super Bowls Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 06, 2017


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.

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The He Still Hate Me Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jan 31, 2017


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.

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The Lot of Ways to Lose Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jan 24, 2017


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.

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The Real Locker Room Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Jan 18, 2017


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.

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The Gitanic Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jan 10, 2017


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.

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The Triple-Double Entendre Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jan 03, 2017


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.

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The Legends of HUAL Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 26, 2016


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.

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The Most Cleveland Thing Ever Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Dec 20, 2016


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.

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The Dark Scorigami Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 12, 2016


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. 

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The Japan's Babe Ruth Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Dec 06, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Nov 29, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Nov 22, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Nov 14, 2016


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.





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The Stick to Everything Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Nov 07, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 03, 2016


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

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The Kevin Hustle Plays Kabaddi Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 31, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 24, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 17, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Oct 11, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 03, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 26, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 19, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 12, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Sep 06, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


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

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


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.

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Olympics Extra: The What Did Lochte Do? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


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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Olympics Extra: The Not-Quite Olympian Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Aug 17, 2016


Josh Levin interviews retired distance runner Lauren Fleshman about her career, her belief top distance runners are doping, and her fraught relationship with Nike. Plus, ProPublica’s David Epstein explains why U.S. hurdlers didn’t win a medal on Tuesday.

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Olympics Extra: The Disappointed Gymnast Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Aug 16, 2016


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. 

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The Believably Unbelievable Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


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.

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Olympics Extra: The Field Hockey Heroes Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Fri, Aug 12, 2016


Josh Levin interviews 2016 U.S. Olympic field hockey star Michelle Vittese and 1984 U.S. field hockey Olympian Karen Shelton. Also, David Epstein of ProPublica assesses the greatness of British rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

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Olympics Extra: The Don’t Swim Like a Terrestrial Mammal Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Josh Levin speaks with swim coach Terry Laughlin about what makes Katie Ledecky so fast in the water.  Plus, David Epstein of ProPublica talks about how 43-year-old gold-medal-winning cyclist Kristin Armstrong defies the sports age curve.

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Olympics Extra: The Final Five Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Josh Levin talks with writer Dvora Meyers about the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s dominant win in the team all-around. Plus, David Epstein of ProPublica explains why elite female gymnasts are shrinking.

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Olympics Extra: The Brazil After the Games Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Aug 09, 2016


Slate’s sports podcast talks to Franklin Foer about what will happen in Rio when the Olympics are gone, and David Epstein about the USA vs. Russia breaststroke dramatics.

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The Kids Don’t Tip Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 08, 2016


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Justin Peters talk about NBC’s Olympics coverage, American jingoism, shooting sports, and gymnastics injuries. Then, Justin discusses his part-time job as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field.

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The Semenya Dilemma Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 01, 2016


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.

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The Granny Shot Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jul 26, 2016


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.

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The Boiling Point Edition

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Mon, Jul 18, 2016


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.

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The Fleek Five Edition

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Mon, Jul 11, 2016


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.

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The Kevin Durant Just Broke the NBA Edition

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Tue, Jul 05, 2016


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.


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The Cry for Argentina Edition

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Mon, Jun 27, 2016


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.

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The Struggle Makes It Worth It Edition

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Tue, Jun 21, 2016


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.

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Hang Up Extra: The NBA Finals Have Gone Totally Mad Edition

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Fri, Jun 17, 2016


Josh Levin talks to ESPN’s Golden State Warriors beat writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss about Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Cleveland super fan Scott Raab then joins to discuss what it was like to attend the series-tying game and how he feels going into Game 7.

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The Balls Don’t Lie Edition

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Mon, Jun 13, 2016


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.

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The Great, Greater, Greatest Edition

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Mon, Jun 06, 2016


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.

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Hang Up Extra: The Understanding Ali Edition

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Sat, Jun 04, 2016


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Robert Lipsyte to discuss what Muhammad Ali stood for and what he represented in the broader culture.

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The Three Is Worth More Than Two Edition

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Tue, May 31, 2016


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.

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The Stud Muffins and Rumble Ponies Edition

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Mon, May 23, 2016


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.
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The Corny Sneakers Edition

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Mon, May 16, 2016


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.

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The Bartolo and Pancho Edition

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Mon, May 09, 2016


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.

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The Perverse Ingenuity Edition

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Mon, May 02, 2016


Josh Levin and Mike Pesca are joined by Slate’s Tommy Craggs to discuss Laremy Tunsil. Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury also joins to talk about Leicester City, and Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller discuss their book The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.

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The Live From a Major Media Market Edition

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Tue, Apr 26, 2016


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.

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The San Antonio Big Macs Edition

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Mon, Apr 18, 2016


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.

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The Putting on Buttered Crusts Edition

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Mon, Apr 11, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Karen Crouse of The New York Times about Jordan Spieth's historic collapse on the back nine of the 2016 Masters. They also talk to Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated about the Golden State Warriors' one-game-to-go chase for the record for most wins in an NBA season. Finally, they interview Yahoo baseball writer Jeff Passan about his new book, The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports.

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The Absolute Travesty Edition

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Mon, Apr 04, 2016


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.

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The Feller vs. Motorcycle Edition

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Mon, Mar 28, 2016


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.

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The Always Reppin' Edition

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Mon, Mar 21, 2016


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.

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Hang Up and Listen Extra: The Greatest Taunt in Sports

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Tue, Mar 15, 2016


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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The We're All Doomed Edition

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Mon, Mar 14, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the leaked March Madness bracket and NCAA tourney snubs; review Fantastic Lies, ESPN's documentary on the Duke lacrosse case; and speak with Ben Rothenberg about Maria Sharapova's positive drug test.

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The Other Bridgegate Edition

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Tue, Mar 08, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss LSU's freshman basketball phenom Ben Simmons. Luke O'Brien also joins to discuss the upsets at UFC 196, and the New Yorker's David Owen explains the recent cheating scandal in professional bridge.

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The I Was Just Massaging My Hands Edition

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Mon, Feb 29, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Stephen Curry's amazing weekend and the Warriors' haters. They're also joined by ESPN's Bob Ley to talk about new FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Finally, they examine the size of NFL quarterbacks' hands.

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The Feting, Fetid, Fecundity Edition

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Mon, Feb 22, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss SB Nation's piece on rapist and ex-football player Daniel Holtzclaw. They also delve into the science of fatigue, and ESPN's Bonnie D. Ford joins to discuss Rio's polluted waters in advance of the 2016 Olympics.

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The Putting Peyton on a Pedestal Edition

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Tue, Feb 16, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the sexual allegations against Peyton Manning. Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss also join to discuss their book Indentured, and they interview director Greg Kohs about his Iditarod documentary The Great Alone.

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The Winning Very Ugly Edition

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Broncos’ Super Bowl win with Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz. The Leicester Mercury’s Rob Tanner also joins to explain Leicester City’s rise in the English Premier League.

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The Climbing Trees and Wrestling Dogs Edition

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Tue, Feb 02, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh’s recruiting tactics. PFT Commenter also joins to share his strong takes on the NFL, and they talk with Jon Wertheim about his new book This is Your Brain on Sports.

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The Fixing the Fixers Edition

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Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss how Denver and Carolina made it to Super Bowl 50. ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins to discuss the firing of Cavaliers coach David Blatt, and Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim explains pro tennis' match-fixing scandal.

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The Rad Sporstplayers Edition

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Tue, Jan 19, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NFL playoffs. Greg Wyshynski joins to discuss his campaign to make enforcer John Scott an NHL All Star, and they interview Matt Hill about his NBA cartoon Spurs Special Forces.

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The Clemson Gets Kicked Edition

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Tue, Jan 12, 2016


In a Hang Up extra, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Bryan Curtis to talk about Alabama's 45-40 win over Clemson in college football's national championship game.

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The Flaming Pile of Garbage Edition

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Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the Steelers-Bengals pro football catastrophe. Neil deMause of the website Field of Schemes joins to discuss the NFL's Los Angeles schemes. Finally, they assess the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame voting.

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The Eating Ribs in Hell Edition

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Mon, Jan 04, 2016


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Spencer Hall to talk about the college football playoff's not-so-smashing New Year's Eve debut. They also discuss Chip Kelly's firing and allegations that Peyton Manning used human growth hormone.

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The History of the Sports World Edition

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Mon, Dec 28, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk sports history. They take a look back at Super Bowl I; speak with professor Michael Zogry and Sports Illustrated's Alexander Wolff about James Naismith; and discuss Ali-Marciano, boxing's fake title fight.

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The Horse Awakens Edition

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Mon, Dec 21, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk with Slate's Dan Engber about the movie Concussion. They also discuss NFL refereeing, and Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden discusses Serena Williams over American Pharoah as SI's Sportsperson of the Year.

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The Universe Really Is Just a Circle Edition

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Mon, Dec 14, 2015


In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Mina Kimes, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the end of “The Process” to turn the Philadelphia 76ers into a championship team. They are joined by Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus to discuss baseball's newly minted juggernaut, the Chicago Cubs. Finally, they interview University of Minnesota punter Peter Mortell, who has given himself a prestigious award: college football's Holder of the Year.

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The Worst Best Great Mediocre Team Ever Edition

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Mon, Dec 07, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by guest Bryan Curtis to talk college football and Stephanie Cox to discuss the U.S. women's soccer team canceling a game due to poor field conditions. Finally, they discuss the 12-0 Carolina Panthers.

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The Barking Where There Are No Dogs Edition

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Mon, Nov 30, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the final years of Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant. They also talk about LSU's decision to keep Les Miles and Georgia's to fire Mark Richt. Finally, they interview Ian Eagle about how he calls a game.

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The Runaway Potting Shed Edition

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Mon, Nov 23, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Golden State Warriors' amazing start. They also talk about the state of daily fantasy sports, and film director Taika Waititi joins to assess New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu, who died at age 40.

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The Russians Are Doping Edition

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Wed, Nov 18, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are live from Town Hall in New York City. In this segment from Slate's Superfest, they discuss the Russian track and field doping scandal.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Bonus Edition

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Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca collect the show's best Slate Plus bonus segments. Topics: how to write a sports column (w/Dan Steinberg), taking your kids to games (w/Allison Benedikt), women in sports media (w/Emma Span), and East Coast bias.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Serious Times Edition

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Mon, Nov 09, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Dallas Cowboys' Greg Hardy. Slate's Jamelle Bouie also joins to talk about the Missouri football players' boycott, and they interview Jonathan Hock about his documentary The Gospel According to Mac.   Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by Spotless, a sexy and bold drama laced with dark humor, from Esquire Network. Learn more about Spotless by downloading "Coming Clean," a roundtable podcast that goes behind the scenes of TV's best dramas, and tune into the Spotless series premiere November 14th at 10 Eastern/9 Central on Esquire Network.   And by MileIQ. If you're one of the 60 million Americans who drive for work then you know that your miles are your dollars. Every mile you don't log is money you're losing. MileIQ is the only mileage-tracker app that detects, logs, and calculates your miles for you, ensuring that every mile is accounted for and no dollar is lost. Try MileIQ for free today by texting HANGUP to 31996.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Balls and Strikes Bonus Segment

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Nov 03, 2015


Every fall for eight years, contributing writer Seth Stevenson has been pitching a story where he goes to umpire camp and reports back, and every fall Slate's editor-in-chief has been rejecting the proposal as too expensive. Now Slate Plus has agreed to foot the bill - as long as we can attract 1,000 new members by Jan. 1   In this podcast extra, Seth joins Hang Up and Listen to discuss the campaign. To help Seth reach his goal, join Slate Plus at Slate.com/HangUpPlus

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The All Hail the Royals Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Nov 02, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Royals' World Series victory over the Mets. They also talk about ESPN's decision to shut down Grantland, and they interview National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts.   Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Hockey on Cocaine Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 26, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the World Series with baseball writer Rany Jazayerli. They also talk about the NFL's foray into Internet-only broadcasting, and Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski joins to assess the NHL's 3-on-3 overtime format.   Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by SAP HANA. SAP HANA helps the world's best companies get the answers they need to become more agile, develop new streams of revenue, and predict the future. Run SAP. And Run Simple. Visit sap.com/reimagine to learn more.   And by MileIQ. If you're one of the 60 million Americans who drive for work then you know that your miles are your dollars. MileIQ is the only mileage-tracker app that detects, logs, and calculates your miles for you, ensuring that every mile is accounted for and no dollar is lost. Try MileIQ for free today by texting HANGUP to 31996.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Steely Dan and the Wolverine Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 19, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by SB Nation's Spencer Hall to discuss Michigan State's bizarre win over Michigan. They also talk about the MLB playoffs and assess basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom's near-death experience.   Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by SAP HANA. SAP HANA helps the world's best companies get the answers they need to become more agile, develop new streams of revenue, and predict the future. Run SAP. And Run Simple. Visit sap.com/reimagine to learn more.   And by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code HANGUP? in the SeatGeek app and get a $20 rebate off your first purchase, or shop online at SeatGeek.com.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Coriolis Force-Assisted Field-Goal Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Oct 13, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Emma Span discuss the MLB playoffs, Robert Andrew Powell joins to scrutinize the U.S. men's national soccer team, and lastly they talk about the annual rash of deaths in high-school football.   This week's episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code HANGUP? in the SeatGeek app and get a $20 rebate off your first purchase, or shop online at SeatGeek.com.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The You Don't Know What Fluffer Means Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 05, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the collapse of the Washington Nationals and the start of the MLB playoffs. Ken Early joins to assess the chaos at English soccer club Chelsea. Finally, they talk about LSU running back Leonard Fournette.   This week's episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code HANGUP? in the SeatGeek app and get a $20 rebate off your first purchase, or shop online at SeatGeek.com.   Hang Up and Listen is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Nobody Goes There Anymore It's Too Crowded Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 28, 2015


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest panelist Scott Raab are joined by Max Linsky to talk about the Cleveland Browns podcast Brownscast. They also discuss ESPN's embrace of gambling and mark the passing of baseball and linguistic legend Yogi Berra.   Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code HANGUP in the SeatGeek app and get a $20 rebate off your first purchase, or shop online at SeatGeek.com.   Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trail today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Total Victory Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 21, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal to discuss baseball's great rookie class. They also discuss the rise of IMG Academy's high school football program and assess the popularity of American Ninja Warrior. Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code HANGUP to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week's Millionaire Maker event... only at Draft Kings dot com! Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trail today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Sad Serena, Resplendent Roberta Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Sep 15, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Serena Williams' shocking U.S. Open defeat. They also discuss whether the NFL has a quarterback crisis, and how European soccer clubs have responded to an influx of Syrian refugees. Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code HANGUP to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week's Millionaire Maker event... only at Draft Kings dot com! Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trail today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Roger Goodell Is Bad at His Job Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Sep 08, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg discuss the latest Deflategate news. They also talk about the Washington NFL team's publicity nightmares, and Yahoo's Jeff Passan joins to assess Mets pitcher Matt Harvey's arm.Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by SAP HANA. SAP HANA helps the world's best companies get the answers they need to become more agile, develop new streams of revenue, predict the future, and reimagine the way they do business. Run SAP and run simple.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trail today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListenEmail: hangup@slate.comShow notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The You Get a Trophy Just for Listening Bonus Segment

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 03, 2015


This podcast extra is free to all readers to preview our membership program, Slate Plus. Visit slate.com/hangupplus to learn more.In their Aug. 17 Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up and Listen’s Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss participation trophies, a supposed scourge that even NPR-listening softies point to as a sure sign of American decline. Josh, Stefan, and Mike were reacting to recent anti–participation trophy comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.To access each week’s Hang Up and Listen bonus segment, visit slate.com/hangupplus and try Slate Plus free for two weeks.

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The Grab the Stick and Run Like Hell Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 31, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the latest innovation in NCAA evildoing: football programs fining players. They also interview 81-year-old track star Irene Obera and review HBO’s Hard Knocks, starring the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt.Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual. This is Draft Kings. Use code HANGUP to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Maker. Go to www.draftkings.com and use the promo code HANGUP.

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The Drop Kick Me Jesus Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 24, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Usain Bolt’s win over Justin Gatlin at the track and field world championships. They also discuss Baylor’s handling of football player Sam Ukwuachu’s sexual assault and the place of religion in sports. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trail today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The She's a Married Baseball Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 17, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Jason Day and Jordan Spieth with Grantland’s Bryan Curtis. They also talk about the Jets’ locker-room fight, and Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden explains Nick Symmonds’ brouhaha with USA Track and Field.Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. Right now, get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper. com/hangup.

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The How Does He Even Have a Computer? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Aug 11, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and ESPN the Magazine’s Mina Kimes discuss record-breaking swimmer Katie Ledecky with the New York Times’ Karen Crouse. They also talk about Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, and they interview WNBA star Elena Delle Donne.   Slate's Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by Trunk Club. Answer a few simple questions about your look, style, and size, and receive a trunk full of great looking clothes that fit perfectly and make you look amazing. Only pay for the clothes you keep, and shipping is free. Go to TrunkClub.com/hangup.   Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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Hang Up: The Fiddlin’ with Equipment Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 03, 2015


Josh Levin, Stephen Metcalf, and Mike Pesca discuss Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension and the New York Mets’ surprising surge. June Thomas also joins for an interview with Greg Louganis about his new HBO documentary.

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The NBA Meets American Ninja Warrior Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 27, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Basketball Tournament, a winners-take-all hoops competition. Nancy Lieberman joins to talk about women coaching men, and they interview Brad Balukjian about his book project Wax Pack. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The How Tiger Lost His Stripes Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jul 21, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pescsa discuss whether Tiger Woods will ever be great again. Writer James Andrew Miller also joins to talk about recent departures from ESPN, and author Molly Knight explains the Los Angeles Dodgers’ free-spending ways.

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The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus Segment

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 20, 2015


This Slate Plus bonus segment is free to all listeners to promote our membership program. Consider joining Slate Plus to listen to super-sized versions of Hang Up and other Slate podcasts. To learn more, visit slate.com/hangupplus   In their July 13 Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up and Listen hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca spoke to special guest Mike Schur, the co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, about the intersection of sports and comedy.   They discuss Andy Samberg’s tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, the use of professional athlete cameos on Parks and Recreation, and the law firm of Babip, Pecota, Vorp, and Eckstein.

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The All We Are is Cyber Dust in the Wind Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 13, 2015


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Mike Schur talk about the DeAndre Jordan emoji saga and his decision to re-join the Clippers. Tennis writer Courtney Nguyen joins to discuss Serena Williams, and they evaluate the latest advances in sabermetrics. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Carli Lloyd Is a Golden God Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 06, 2015


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Bryan Curtis are joined by Stefan Fatsis, who watched the U.S. beat Japan to win the Women’s World Cup. They also talk about the strange economics of NBA free agency and consider the pros and cons of ESPN’s “K Zone” graphics. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Other People's Podcasts Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 29, 2015


In a special edition of Slate's Hang Up and Listen, we feature segments from three fellow sports podcasts, including Howler's DUMMY, a show about soccer, Effectively Wild from Baseball Prospectus, and 538's Hot Takedown. Slate's Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. Get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/hangup and using the promo code hangup.   Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Zack the Ball-Catching Maniac Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 22, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Shane Ryan to talk about Jordan Spieth’s U.S. Open win. They also discuss the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup and they interview Zack Hample, the man who caught Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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Slate Plus Preview: "United Passions" Commentary Track

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 22, 2015


Enjoy a free preview of Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca's commentary track for one of the lowest-grossing movies in American cinema history—the FIFA propaganda film United Passions.  If you're already a Slate Plus member, hear the full (nearly two hour!) commentary track here. If you're not a member, consider signing up -- and get a free two-week trial. Go to slate.com/hangupplus.  How to sync: After introduction, listen for the producer counting "1, 2, 3, go!" When you hear "go," starting playing your copy of United Passions, available from Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes. 

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The Plus Plus Plus to Plus Plus Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 15, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NBA Finals. Grantland’s Katie Baker also joins to discuss the Stanley Cup Finals, and they interview ProPublica’s David Epstein about his investigation of running coach Alberto Salazar. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus. Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Save It for Judge Judy Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 08, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mary Pilon talk about the NBA Finals, including LeBron James’ inefficient dominance. Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden also joins to discuss American Pharoah’s Triple Crown. Finally, they preview the Women’s World Cup. Show notes at slate.com/hangup

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Hang Up Extra: Sepp Blatter To Resign

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jun 02, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who announced today that he will step down amid a corruption scandal at soccer's international governing body.  Show notes at slate.com/hangup

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The Good Nat, Bad Nat Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 01, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether there’s any hope that FIFA will reform itself. Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski also joins to talk about the Stanley Cup Finals. Finally, they assess Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen   Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Screwing the Kicker Again Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, May 26, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and special guest Richard Deitsch discuss Stephen Curry's head injury, LeBron James' dominance, and other stories from the NBA playoffs. Later, retired NFL kicker Nate Kaeding weighs in on the league’s decision to make the extra point 15 yards harder. Finally, ESPN correspondent Jeremy Schaap talks about his recent E:60 report on Sepp Blatter’s scandal-ridden tenure as the president of soccer’s international governing body, FIFA.  Find links and other show notes at slate.com/hangup Update, 5/27: Swiss authorities have arrested several FIFA officials in conjunction with a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. The Swiss are also investigating bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. Read the latest on Slate and skip right to Hang Up’s interview with Schaap. In our Slate Plus bonus segment, Isiah Thomas' appointment as president of MSG’s women’s basketball team, the New York Liberty. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks. The Gist is sponsored by QuickBooks. If you work for yourself, try QuickBooks Self-Employed. It helps separate your business and personal expenses, estimate your federal quarterly taxes, and more. See what QuickBooks Self-Employed can do for you with a free 30-day trial at tryselfemployed.com/hangup Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com

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The 0-162 or Bust Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 18, 2015


In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca take listeners’ questions in a special spring call-in show. Topics include how the worst baseball players in history would do against a team of all-time greats, the next great corporate stadium names, the proper time to buy championship apparel, and the panel’s favorite sports books.   Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by QuickBooks. If you work for yourself, try QuickBooks Self-Employed. It helps separate your business and personal expenses, estimate your federal quarterly taxes and more. See what QuickBooks Self-Employed can do for you with a free 30-day trial at TrySelfEmployed.com/hang.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.     Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Hours of Something Approaching Pleasure Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 11, 2015


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Seth Stevenson talk about the Wells report on the Patriots’ underinflated balls and how the NFL should punish Tom Brady. They also discuss Bill Simmons’ imminent departure from ESPN and the rise of daily fantasy sports.     Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by QuickBooks. If you work for yourself, try QuickBooks Self-Employed. It helps separate your business and personal expenses, estimate your federal quarterly taxes and more. See what QuickBooks Self-Employed can do for you with a free 30-day trial at TrySelfEmployed.com/hang.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.     Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Snooze of the Century Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 04, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Manny Pacquiao. They also discuss the Los Angeles Clippers’ Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs and how the NFL handled “character issues” in the 2015 draft.   Hang Up and Listen is sponsored by Shari's Berries. Treat your mom to something sweet this Mother's Day with fresh berries dipped in chocolate, starting at just $19.99. It's a great last-minute gift, and right now, you can double your berries for just 10 bucks. Visit berries.com, click on the microphone, and use the promo code hangup.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.     Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup

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The Cracking on Hacks and Hack-a-Shaq Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 27, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about whether intentional fouls have a place in the NBA. They also discuss Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic violence and assess Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price’s profanity-filled tirade.     This episode is sponsored by Shari's Berries. Treat your mom to something sweet this Mother’s Day. Shari’s Berries is offering giant, freshly dipped strawberries—starting at $19.99! Over a 40% savings! Go to www.berries.com, click on the microphone, and type in the code Hangup.   Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.  

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The Our Dump Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 20, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about whether the Warriors and Hawks will dominate the NBA playoffs. Andrew Zimbalist also joins to talk about Boston’s Olympic bid, and they discuss the New York Islanders’ last season in Nassau Coliseum.     Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.  

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The Lord Stanley's Coffee Urn Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 13, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Jordan Spieth’s runaway Masters win. They also interview Sonny Vaccaro about the new documentary Sole Man. Finally, they ogle the Stanley Cup and speak to the trophy’s keeper Philip Pritchard. More at slate.com/hangup Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/hangupplus  

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The Earworm Madness Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 06, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Wisconsin’s upset victory over Kentucky and the start of the 2015 baseball season. They also interview composer Bob Christianson, who has written more than two dozen sports television theme tunes.     Facebook: facebook.com/HangUpAndListen Email: hangup@slate.com Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.  

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The UConn Territory Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 30, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Kate Fagan talk about the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments and the dominance of Kentucky and UConn. They also discuss the U.S. women’s national soccer team and assess the state of the gay athlete.   Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

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The Stuffed Sparrow on a Cricket Ball Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 23, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament and the early retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. They’re also joined by writer Andrew Miller to discuss the Cricket World Cup.   Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.   Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.    

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The Hate, Hope, and Hockey Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NCAA tournament and ESPN’s I Hate Christian Laettner. They also discuss all the player movement during NFL free agency, and Bruce Arthur joins to assess the imploding Toronto Maple Leafs. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/hangupplus.   Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.  

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The College Hoops in Crisis Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 09, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about college hoops’ slow pace with Ken Pomeroy. They also discuss the decline of the NFL running back and interview Errol Morris about his new series of short sports documentaries for ESPN. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Good News for People Who Love Stat News Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 02, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to talk about the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. They also discuss Larry Sanders’ decision to leave the NBA and Ben Rothenberg joins to examine match-fixing in tennis. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Two Guys Punching Each Other in the Face Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 23, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Grantland’s Eric Raskin to discuss Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. They also compare Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant, and they look at new rules designed to make baseball speedier. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Twerking Unicorns Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Feb 17, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Kevin Durant’s anti-media rant. They also discuss Jackie Robinson West Little League losing its U.S. title and Slate’s Daniel Engber joins to explore the art and science of free-throw distraction. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Not-So-Menacing Red Menace Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 09, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Sports Illustrated‘s Alexander Wolff to talk about Dean Smith, by Nathaniel Vinton to discuss U.S. ski racers, and by Jonathan Hock for a chat about his Soviet hockey documentary Of Miracles and Men. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The One Yard From Stardom Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Feb 02, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about New England’s 28-24 Super Bowl win. Grantland’s Bryan Curtis joins to discuss the game’s surprising stars and NBC’s lead producer Fred Gaudelli gives a behind-the-scenes look at the TV broadcast. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Good Sport, Bad Sport Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jan 26, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Deflategate. They also interview John Biever, who’s photographed every Super Bowl, and tennis player Tim Smyczek, who’s been lauded for his sportsmanship after losing a tight match to Rafael Nadal. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Deflated Balls Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jan 20, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the Seahawks’ comeback win and the Patriots’ allegedly deflated balls; interview NBC producer Fred Gaudelli about televising the Super Bowl; and talk to Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski about the NHL. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Football Move Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jan 12, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NFL playoffs and Dez Bryant’s disputed catch. ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh joins to assess the NBA’s Hawks and Pistons and Andrew Bisharat talks about the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Great Scott Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs and the inaugural college football playoffs, wherein the SEC went down to a crushing defeat. ESPN’s Jay Harris also joins to discuss the death of Stuart Scott. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Troubleshooter, the Faluter, and the Kid Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 29, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca take listeners’ questions in a special year-end call-in show. Topics range from their greatest sports moments to what to watch on TV when you can’t sleep to gender bias in the sports media. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Inside the NBA Insider Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Dec 23, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Kentucky's surplus of basketball talent. They also talk with Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim about the future of sports TV and assess Yahoo NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski. Show notes at slate.com/hangup

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The I Love It When a Plan Comes Together Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 15, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Kobe Bryant’s legacy and the NBA’s conference imbalance. They also talk to Baseball Prospectus’ Sam Miller about MLB’s winter meetings and interview attorney Sharon Vinick about NFL cheerleader lawsuits. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Transactions vs. Transgressions Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 08, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the pairings for the inaugural College Football Playoff and look at UAB’s decision to drop its football program. They also interview legendary journalist Robert Lipsyte about his tenure as ESPN ombudsman. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up Extra: Brooklyn's Baseball Graves

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Sun, Dec 07, 2014


Mike Pesca drives Josh Levin to Brooklyn's 176-year-old Green-Wood Cemetery. On a tour led by the cemetery's historian, they visit the graves of two great (but definitely dead) baseball pioneers. This extra was recorded on the 2014 National Gabfest Tour made possible by Acura.

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The Rice Reinstated Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the decision to overturn Ray Rice’s suspension and the injury-riddled careers of Robert Griffin III and Derrick Rose. Gideon Haigh also joins to talk about the on-field death of cricketer Phillip Hughes. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Beckham Doesn’t Need Stickum Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Slate’s sports podcast on Odell Beckham Jr.’s amazing catch, painkiller usage in the NFL, and Adrian Peterson’s extended suspension.

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The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Nov 18, 2014


Hang Up and Listen joins the Political and Culture Gabfests, onstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with emcee Dan Kois, for a blockbuster show in front of a live audience. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Whore No More Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Nov 10, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Whore of Akron author Scott Raab about LeBron James’s return to Ohio. They also examine the NFL’s obsession with London and review ESPN’s documentary about Livan and Orlando Hernandez, Brothers in Exile. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The SEC Ganks Noobs Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Nov 03, 2014


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin ask Paul Finebaum about ESPN’s alleged pro-SEC bias. They also talk to Amanda Hess about Lauren Hill and inspirational sports moments and quiz Seth Stevenson about the video game League of Legends and the rise of e-sports. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Greatest Bull in History Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 27, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Madison Bumgarner’s World Series dominance and the latest claim that baseball is dying. They also talk to UNC whistleblower Mary Willingham and assess the bull Bushwacker with PBR statistician Slade Long. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Whimsy Watch Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 20, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Grantland’s Jonah Keri about the Royals-Giants World Series. They also discuss the ethics of NBA teams tracking their players’ biometric data, and Bob Ryan joins to talk about his new book Scribe. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Flaccid Hagiographic Concatenation Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Oct 13, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Fox Sports 1’s sabermetric-friendly NLCS broadcast and debate Georgia football player Todd Gurley’s suspension. They also talk to Dvora Meyers about superstar gymnast Simone Biles. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Live at Galapagos Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 09, 2014


In a special live show in Brooklyn, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the baseball playoffs and the NBA’s TV deal. Roy Blount Jr. joins to discuss his classic book About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, and the hosts do a listener Q-and-A. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The These Are My Bosses Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 29, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss ESPN’s decision to suspend Bill Simmons, talk about the Kansas City Royals with Grantland’s Rany Jazayerli, and look at the turmoil surrounding the Michigan football program with Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The What Are We Going to Do With These People? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 22, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to ESPN’s Jane McManus about the NFL and domestic violence. They also discuss Jameis Winston, Hope Solo, and what their teams should do about them. Finally, Grantland’s Ben Lindbergh joins to talk baseball. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Will Goodell Go? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 15, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NFL’s continued failures and whether Roger Goodell will go. They also examine the U.S. team’s dominant win at the FIBA World Cup and interview SB Nation’s Jon Bois about his Breaking Madden series. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Ravens Cut Rice Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Sep 08, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Ravens’ decision to cut Ray Rice. Slate’s Jamelle Bouie also joins to discuss the Atlanta Hawks owner’s racist email. Finally, Josh interviews Josh Keefe, the worst high school quarterback ever. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The Jerry Loves Johnny Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Sep 02, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss college football’s opening weekend bonanza of games at NFL stadiums. They also interview ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. about his profile of Jerry Jones and talk to SI.com’s Courtney Nguyen about the U.S. Open. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The All’s Fair in Love and WAR Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 25, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the pros and cons of NFL preseason. They also talk about MVP candidate Alex Gordon and baseball’s search for an all-in-one stat, and speak with ESPN’s Kevin Pelton about Cleveland acquiring Kevin Love. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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The "Are the Kids Alright?" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 18, 2014


Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca discuss the election of Rob Manfred as the new MLB head. They also speak with author Mark Hyman about Little League baseball and talk to ESPN's Bonnie Ford about Canada’s bid to host the Women’s World Cup on turf fields. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Tragedy at Canandaigua Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 11, 2014


Josh Levin and Mike Pesca interview Motorsport.com’s Steven Cole Smith about the death of Kevin Ward Jr.; talk to Grantland’s Shane Ryan about Rory McIlroy’s PGA win; and chat with the New York Times’ Marc Tracy about big changes in college sports. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Breaking News Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Aug 04, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Paul George’s leg injury and its implications. They also talk with Slate’s Emily Bazelon about college sports and sexual assault, and interview Baseball Prospectus’ Sam Miller about MLB’s trade deadline. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Suspension and Disbelief Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 28, 2014


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Jason Gay discuss the NFL’s suspension of Ray Rice. They also break down the Astros’ failure to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, and Kathryn Bertine joins to discuss her push to get women in the Tour de France. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Losingest Winner Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 21, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Mike Trout’s fame or lack thereof, interview the Iroquois Nationals’ Ansley Jemison about the World Lacrosse Championship, and talk to NBC Sports’ Joe Posnanski about Washington Generals coach Red Klotz. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Ohio Player Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 14, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Germany’s World Cup win, Lionel Messi’s loss, and what the heck happened to Brazil. They also talk about LeBron James’s return to Cleveland, and his decision to make the announcement in Sports Illustrated. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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HUAL World Cup Extra: The Myth of Jogo Bonito Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Fri, Jul 11, 2014


In this episode of Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi sift through the aftermath of the semifinals. They also talk with reporter Matt Negrin about his experience covering the only indigenous professional team in Brazil. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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HUAL World Cup Extra: The Dutch, Masters of Gamesmanship Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jul 08, 2014


On today’s episode of Howler Magazine's Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi discuss Dutch diving, conflicts faced by African teams, whether crowds are representative of Brazil's typical soccer-watching demographics, and more. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Going Mouth to Mouth Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jul 07, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Neymar, Messi, penalties, and other World Cup matters. The New York Times’ Ben Rothenberg also joins to talk Wimbledon, and Major League Eating CEO George Shea chews over the state of competitive eating. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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HUAL World Cup Extra: The Tim Howard Is Everywhere Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Jul 02, 2014


In today’s episode of Howler Magazine’s Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi talk about the U.S. loss to Belgium. They’re also joined by Dr. Emilio Bruna to discuss the Brazilian government’s failed environmental promises.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Soft Rock and Salary Caps Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 30, 2014


Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the end of the group stage and the beginning of the knockout round at the World Cup. They also talk about team-building in the NBA and MLB and debate the strategies of the 76ers, Astros, and A’s. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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HUAL World Cup Extra: The Undead in the Group of Death Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Fri, Jun 27, 2014


In today’s episode of Howler Magazine’s Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi talk about the USA advancing in the World Cup, the Luis Suarez incident, the best and worst of the group stage, and what’s ahead in the tournament.

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HUAL World Cup Extra: The Miguel Herrera is Pleasingly Rectangular Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jun 24, 2014


Hang Up and Listen presents Howler’s World Cup podcast DUMMY. Today, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi break down the USA-Portugal draw and the scenarios for the U.S. to advance. Plus, NBA MVP and soccer fan Steve Nash.

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Hang Up and Listen: The White Elephant in Manaus Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 23, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Grantland’s Bryan Curtis discuss American soccer’s emotional rollercoaster in Brazil and talk to Slate contributor Luke O’Brien about the scene at the U.S.-Portugal game. Finally, they ponder the legacy of Tony Gwynn.

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World Cup Dummy: The Now We Believe! Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, Jun 17, 2014


Hang Up and Listen presents a special World Cup extra from our friends at Howler Magazine. Topics discussed in this episode of Dummy include the U.S. victory over Ghana, Costa Rican wunderkind Joel Campbell, and the health of Luis Suarez. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The San Antonio is Beautiful Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 16, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Spurs’ beautiful domination of the Heat in the NBA Finals. They also look back at a goal-filled first weekend of the World Cup and talk with USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz about O’Bannon v. NCAA. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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World Cup DUMMY: No Doves Were Killed in the Making of This Podcast

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Fri, Jun 13, 2014


Hang Up and Listen presents a special World Cup extra from our friends at Howler Magazine. Topics discussed in this episode of DUMMY include the Brazil-Croatia opener, the FIFA Congress, and what it’s like to get tear-gassed at a protest. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Boring Plus Time Equals Consistency Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 09, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss LeBron James’ cramps and other NBA Finals matters. They also look at California Chrome’s failed Triple Crown bid and interview David Haglund about his Slate profile of Delonte West. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Elephants in the Garden Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Jun 02, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Heat-Spurs NBA Finals rematch. They also interview hockey historian Stan Fischler and talk to former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley about his tenure in Egypt and the documentary American Pharaoh.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Ninety Percent of the Game Is Half Mental Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Tue, May 27, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the latest NBA playoffs news. They also talk to Jonathan Hock about his ESPN series on the U.S. World Cup soccer team and Landon Donovan’s roster omission. Finally, they discuss the mystery of “the yips.” Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Way Too Many Animals Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 19, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca interview ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap about the horror show in Qatar in advance of the 2022 World Cup. Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski also joins to talk hockey, and they discuss California Chrome’s Preakness win.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Baring Your Sole Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 12, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Michael Sam and the NFL draft. They also talk about NBA comebacks, the Thunder’s coaching, and Kevin Durant’s MVP speech. Finally, they’re joined by Slate’s John Swansburg to assess minimalist running. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Red Flags with Character Issues Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, May 05, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the thrilling first round of the NBA playoffs. They also talk about the NFL draft and how teams assess prospects’ “red flags.” Finally, they consider the career of Sports Illustrated writer Gary Smith. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Sterling's Reputation Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 28, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca explore what the NBA should do about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. They also talk about baseball’s strange relationship with pine tar, and Deadspin’s Tim Marchman joins to discuss UFC star Jon Jones. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Remember the 96 Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 21, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the home-court negating first weekend of the NBA playoffs. They’re also joined by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss all things playoff hockey, and they review the new ESPN documentary Hillsborough. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Farewell to Throwing Arms Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 14, 2014


Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Johnette Howard discuss Bubba Watson’s Masters win. They also talk about baseball’s alarming rate of Tommy John surgeries, and are joined by the New Republic’s Christopher Beam to explore football in China. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Mr. Monopoly Was a Hipster Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Apr 07, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Mary Pilon preview the NCAA basketball finals and discuss with Andy Glockner what it's like to root for a Premier League team facing relegation. Finally, they talk about Monopoly's upcoming inclusion of "house rules." Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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Hang Up and Listen: The Kain Mutiny Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Mon, Mar 31, 2014


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NCAA tournament’s surprising Final Four. They also talk about Northwestern football players getting the go-ahead to unionize, and they evaluate Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout’s huge contract extensions. Show notes at www.slate.com/hangup.

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