Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast
The You Don't Know What Fluffer Means Edition10/06/15
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...
The Nobody Goes There Anymore It's Too Crowded Edition
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...
The Total Victory Edition
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....
The Sad Serena, Resplendent Roberta Edition
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...
The Roger Goodell Is Bad at His Job Edition
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...
The You Get a Trophy Just for Listening Bonus Segment
This podcast extra is free to all readers to preview our membership program, Slate Plus. Visit slate.com/hangupplusto learn more.In their Aug. 17 Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up and Listen’s Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss...
The Grab the Stick and Run Like Hell Edition
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....
The Drop Kick Me Jesus Edition
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...
The She's a Married Baseball Edition
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...
The How Does He Even Have a Computer? Edition
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...
Hang Up: The Fiddlin’ with Equipment Edition
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.
The NBA Meets American Ninja Warrior Edition
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...
The How Tiger Lost His Stripes Edition
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...
The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus Segment
ThisSlate Plus bonus segment is free to all listeners to promote our membership program.Consider joining Slate Plusto listen to super-sized versions of Hang Up and other Slate podcasts. To learn more, visitslate.com/hangupplus In their July 13Slate...
The All We Are is Cyber Dust in the Wind Edition
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...
The Carli Lloyd Is a Golden God Edition
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”...
The Other People's Podcasts Edition
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...
The Zack the Ball-Catching Maniac Edition
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...
Slate Plus Preview: "United Passions" Commentary Track
Enjoy a free preview ofStefan 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...
The Plus Plus Plus to Plus Plus Edition
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...
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