Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Fixing the Fixers Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NFL playoffs, David Blatt’s firing, and match-fixing in professional tennis.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss how the Broncos’ defense pounded on Tom Brady and the Patriots to get to the Super Bowl, as well as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers’ domination of the Arizona Cardinals. Next, ESPN’s Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Dave McMenamin joins the show to discuss David Blatt’s firing and Tyronn Lue stepping in as head coach. Finally, Josh chats with Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim about pro tennis’s match-fixing scandal.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Fatty Taylors:

Stefan’s Fatty Taylor: The incredible losing streaks of Caltech’s sports teams, and some epic losing streaks in Scrabble.

Josh’s Fatty Taylor: The greatness of the password Eckstein123, and other amazing and terrible sports passwords.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Slate’s John Swansburg to discuss NBA basketball players opting for shorter shorts.

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Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.