Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Universe Really Is Just a Circle Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Chicago Cubs, and college football’s Holder of the Year.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Mina Kimes, and Mike Pesca talk about the end of “The Process” to turn the Philadelphia 76ers into a championship team. They are joined by Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus to discuss baseball’s newly minted juggernaut, the Chicago Cubs. Finally, they interview University of Minnesota punter Peter Mortell, who has given himself a prestigious award: college football’s Holder of the Year.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Berwangers:

Mina’s Berwanger: The previously untold story of Mina’s visit with Arizona Cardinal Patrick Peterson’s mom.

Mike’s Berwanger: Big Ten Punter of the Year Award namesake Dike Eddleman, and the Centralia Orphans and Annies.

Stefan’s Berwanger: In 1967, Sports Illustrated staged a showdown between straight-on and soccer-style kickers.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Mina Kimes, and Mike Pesca discuss New York state’s daily fantasy sports crackdown and Mina’s ESPN the Magazine story about two victorious fantasy bros. 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.