Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Steely Dan and the Wolverine Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the crazy Michigan–Michigan State ending, the baseball playoffs, and Lamar Odom.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Spencer Hall of SB Nation to talk about the college football game of the year: Michigan State’s bizarre, last-second win over rival Michigan. They also discuss Daniel Murphy’s hot streak, José Bautista’s bat flip, and the other big storylines of the baseball playoffs. Finally, they examine Lamar Odom’s near-death experience and his position at the nexus of the sports and entertainment worlds.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Hal Smiths:

Mike’s Hal Smith: Chris Webber will be a “professor of practice” in Wake Forest’s sports storytelling program.

Stefan’s Hal Smith: The classic sports film John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!

Josh’s Hal Smith: A quasi-failed attempt to time-shift the LSU-Florida football game and Mets-Cubs baseball game.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the rights and wrongs of cold weather sports apparel. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

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Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.