Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast
The I Love It When a Plan Comes Together Edition12/16/14
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...
The Transactions vs. Transgressions Edition
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...
Hang Up Extra: Brooklyn's Baseball Graves
Mike Pesca drives Josh Levin to Brooklyn's 175-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...
The Rice Reinstated Edition
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the decision to overturn Ray Rices 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...
Hang Up and Listen: The Beckham Doesn’t Need Stickum Edition
Slates sports podcast on Odell Beckham Jr.s amazing catch, painkiller usage in the NFL, and Adrian Petersons extended suspension.
The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition
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...
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