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A weekly sports discussion from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), Slate writer and Slow Burn host Joel Anderson, and a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world.

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A weekly sports discussion from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), Slate writer and Slow Burn host Joel Anderson, and a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world.

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    College Sports Cataclysm

    College Sports Cataclysm

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving trade drama. They also talk about UCLA and USC moving to the Big Ten and assess the verbal sparring between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon.
     
    Nets (2:26): Could they still keep KD and Kyrie?
     
    Big Ten (24:28): What the latest big move means for the future of college football and every other sport.
     
    Kyrgios and Tsitsipas (45:35): The story behind the ugly tennis squabble.
     
    Afterball (1:10:10): Joel on the latest feats of pole vault prodigy Mondo Duplantis. 
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Roe and Women Athletes

    Roe and Women Athletes

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by Olympic gold medalist Crissy Perham to discuss what Roe v. Wade getting overturned means for women athletes. They also discuss Arch Manning’s decision to play football at the University of Texas and Ohio State getting a trademark on the word “the.”
     
    Crissy Perham (2:56): A champion swimmer on why she’s speaking out about her abortion.
     
    Arch Manning (23:15): America’s leading legacy athlete will be a Longhorn.
     
    The Ohio State University (44:01): Is the school’s love affair with the definite article endearing or annoying?
     
    Afterball (1:02:20): Josh on Billie Jean King’s abortion story.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Nike Changed America

    How Nike Changed America

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss the Stanley Cup Finals. They also talk about Dream On, the ESPN documentary on the 1996 U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team. Finally, they assess Nike upon its 50th anniversary.
     
    Stanley Cup (2:40): Inside the match-up between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning.
     
    Dream On (26:57): Looking back at a landmark moment for women’s sports.
     
    Nike (50:25): How it became a cultural behemoth.
     
    Afterball (1:12:00): Stefan on his daughter, Scrabble, and Steph Curry.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    "Hustle" Is Good

    "Hustle" Is Good

    Joel Anderson and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham to discuss Steph Curry and the NBA Finals. Then, they review the Adam Sandler basketball movie Hustle. Finally, ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg joins Joel and Josh to talk about the debut weekend of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
     
    Steph and the NBA (3:30): The Warriors got back into the Finals with some Curry magic. Can Jayson Tatum summon some of his own?
     
    Hustle (45:35): It’s not just a bunch of NBA cameos.
     
    LIV Golf (1:08:23): Will the Saudis’ money take down the PGA Tour?
     
    Afterball (1:08:23): Joel on Rickey Henderson and Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Soccer in a Time of War

    Soccer in a Time of War

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin assess the back-and-forth NBA Finals between the Warriors and Celtics. The New York Times’ Andrew Das also joins to talk about Ukraine’s loss to Wales in a World Cup playoff match. Finally, they discuss the Oklahoma softball juggernaut.
     
    NBA Finals (3:09): How the Celtics took Game 1, and how the Warriors struck back.
     
    Ukraine-Wales (25:00): An epic sporting event with global consequences.
     
    Oklahoma softball (47:30): A deep dive on a remarkable dynasty.
     
    Afterball (1:08:57): Josh on Coco Gauff, Iga Swiatek, Rafael Nadal, and tennis inevitability.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Most Interesting Fantasy Sports Dispute Ever

    The Most Interesting Fantasy Sports Dispute Ever

    Josh Levin and Joel Anderson are joined by Jack Hamilton to discuss the Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals matchup. Bradford William Davis then joins to talk about Josh Donaldson’s suspension for calling Tim Anderson “Jackie” and Tommy Pham slapping Joc Pederson for allegedly cheating in fantasy football.
     
    NBA (2:53): What the rise of the Warriors and the Celtics says about pro basketball team-building.
     
    Donaldson vs. Anderson (22:48): The deeper meaning behind a public war of words.
     
    Pham vs. Pederson (44:43): How a fantasy football dispute spilled over to the baseball diamond.
     
    Afterball (1:05:13): Josh on the “rebuilding year” as a (possibly) dying concept.
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
920 Ratings

920 Ratings

David from Eastwood ,

Jim Brown

Tremendous stuff from Joel Anderson on Jim Brown. I’m a Syracuse native and huge Cuse fan, obviously. I’m also a big Lacrosse fan. You ask any old times lacrosse person and they will tell you Jim Brown’s best sport was Lacrosse. Love the Pod, as always. David from Syracuse.

w22211 ,

Great hosts, and chemistry!

Excellent! Really enjoy the current lineup of host. My constructive criticism is that the after balls goes on too long. Sportscasters love to hear themselves speak. It doesn’t really diminish the podcast because the hosts usually have something insightful to say.

If I were to compare this to other sports podcasts I would have to give it 7 stars out of 5. The hosts here are knowledgeable and funny. But they are not annoying bros with “hot takes” like the vast majority of sports programming!

Keep up the good work!!!!!

Around there ,

Rachel Nichols

It is crazy that at the start of every game, Rachel Nichols flashes the white power symbol with her left hand, for a long time during her monologue. You can go back and check. She did it from the preseason on. She obviously does not Want to be around “those” people. It devastated my children and I when we saw it. It is awful to do to the young, full of hopes and dreams. It is clear she wants to do something else. Let her do that something else away from our sons and daughters.

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