Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast
The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition11/19/14
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.
The Whore No More Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Whore of Akron author Scott Raab about LeBron Jamess return to Ohio. They also examine the NFLs obsession with London and review ESPNs documentary about Livan and Orlando Hernandez, Brothers in Exile....
The SEC Ganks Noobs Edition
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin ask Paul Finebaum about ESPNs 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....
The Greatest Bull in History Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Madison Bumgarners 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...
The Whimsy Watch Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Grantlands 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...
The Flaccid Hagiographic Concatenation Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Fox Sports 1s sabermetric-friendly NLCS broadcast and debate Georgia football player Todd Gurleys suspension. They also talk to Dvora Meyers about superstar gymnast Simone Biles. Show notes at...
The Live at Galapagos Edition
In a special live show in Brooklyn, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the baseball playoffs and the NBAs 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....
The These Are My Bosses Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss ESPNs decision to suspend Bill Simmons, talk about the Kansas City Royals with Grantlands Rany Jazayerli, and look at the turmoil surrounding the Michigan football program with Slates Ben...
The What Are We Going to Do With These People? Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to ESPNs Jane McManus about the NFL and domestic violence. They also discuss Jameis Winston, Hope Solo, and what their teams should do about them. Finally, Grantlands Ben Lindbergh joins to talk baseball....
The Will Goodell Go? Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NFLs continued failures and whether Roger Goodell will go. They also examine the U.S. teams dominant win at the FIBA World Cup and interview SB Nations Jon Bois about his Breaking Madden series....
The Ravens Cut Rice Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Ravens decision to cut Ray Rice. Slates Jamelle Bouie also joins to discuss the Atlanta Hawks owners racist email. Finally, Josh interviews Josh Keefe, the worst high school quarterback ever. Show...
The Jerry Loves Johnny Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss college footballs opening weekend bonanza of games at NFL stadiums. They also interview ESPNs Don Van Natta Jr. about his profile of Jerry Jones and talk to SI.coms Courtney Nguyen about the U.S. Open....
The All’s Fair in Love and WAR Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the pros and cons of NFL preseason. They also talk about MVP candidate Alex Gordon and baseballs search for an all-in-one stat, and speak with ESPNs Kevin Pelton about Cleveland acquiring Kevin Love....
The "Are the Kids Alright?" Edition
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 Canadas bid to host the Womens World Cup on turf fields....
Hang Up and Listen: The Tragedy at Canandaigua Edition
Josh Levin and Mike Pesca interview Motorsport.coms Steven Cole Smith about the death of Kevin Ward Jr.; talk to Grantlands Shane Ryan about Rory McIlroys PGA win; and chat with the New York Times Marc Tracy about big changes in college sports. Show...
Hang Up and Listen: The Breaking News Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Paul Georges leg injury and its implications. They also talk with Slates Emily Bazelon about college sports and sexual assault, and interview Baseball Prospectus Sam Miller about MLBs trade deadline....
Hang Up and Listen: The Suspension and Disbelief Edition
Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Jason Gay discuss the NFLs 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...
Hang Up and Listen: The Losingest Winner Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Mike Trouts 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....
Hang Up and Listen: The Ohio Player Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Germanys World Cup win, Lionel Messis loss, and what the heck happened to Brazil. They also talk about LeBron Jamess return to Cleveland, and his decision to make the announcement in Sports...
HUAL World Cup Extra: The Myth of Jogo Bonito Edition
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....
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