Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Runaway Potting Shed Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Golden State Warriors, legal troubles for daily fantasy sports, and rugby legend Jonah Lomu.

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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 discuss the greatness of the Golden State Warriors, who at 15–0 have matched the best start in NBA history. They also talk about the legal machinations around daily fantasy, with New York’s attorney general demanding that DraftKings and FanDuel stop taking bets from that state’s residents. Finally, film director Taika Waititi joins to discuss the life and legacy of Jonah Lomu, the New Zealand rugby legend who died last week at age 40.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly silver ferns:

Mike’s silver fern: The game theory behind Iowa State’s horrible loss to Kansas State.

Stefan’s silver fern: How much is the NFL actually collecting in fines?

Josh’s silver fern: Why Virginia Tech football players major in apparel, housing, and resource management.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Kristaps Porzingis, the king of New York basketball. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.