Hot Takedown is the weekly sports podcast from FiveThirtyEight. On it, the crew uses numbers to dissect the week in sports, taking down some silly hot takes in the process.
Why's Everyone Writing Off The Jazz?
Hot Takedown discusses where Tiger Woods’ legacy goes from here and the surprising (regular season) success of the Utah Jazz.
Osaka's Rise Doesn't Mean Serena Is Done
Hot Takedown talks through the results of the Australian Open and previews March Madness. Yes, it is almost March.
Grading The NHL's Start On And Off The Ice
Hot Takedown looks at the start of the NHL season and the current state of sports video games. Plus: an MLB free agency Rabbit Hole.
How The Bucs Sunk The Chiefs
Hot Takedown breaks down Super Bowl LV: how the Buccaneers dismantled the Chiefs’ offense and what this win means for Tom Brady’s legacy.
Baby GOAT vs. Grizzled GOAT
Hot Takedown previews Super Bowl LV and discusses the tensions between MLB owners and players.
The Analytics On Being Aggressive
Hot Takedown discusses the NFL conference championship games and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Best all-rounder sports podcast
Great sports analysis from 3 great journalists! Sara Ziegler is a fantastic host and is so great at guiding the conversation and getting the best out of her crewmates Neil and Chadwick. Love that they talk about a variety of sports and how they don't shy away from "controversial" topics (yes Sara NFL teams desperately need to stop hiring convicted domestic abusers and rapists!!). Thanks for the quality work y'all do every week. Love the show!!