Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Serious Times Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Greg Hardy, the Missouri football boycott, and The Gospel According to Mac

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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 Deadspin’s release of photos from the Greg Hardy domestic violence case and Hardy’s continued employment by the Dallas Cowboys. Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie also joins to talk about Missouri football players’ decision to boycott all team activities after a series of racially motivated incidents on campus. And they interview filmmaker Jonathan Hock about The Gospel According to Mac, a new documentary about Colorado football coach and Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Carl Snavelys:

Mike’s Carl Snavely: What’s a qualifying offer? No baseball player has ever taken one!

Stefan’s Carl Snavely: Classic ads for NYC OTB, aka the “New York Bets.”

Josh’s Carl Snavely: Do you have what it takes to be a Ralphie handler?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk to Jonathan Hock about which of his sports documentaries deserve a postscript. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

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Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

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