Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Rad Sports Players Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NFL playoffs, John Scott and the NHL All-Star Game, and the cartoon Spurs Special Forces.

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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 talk about the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss his successful campaign to get enforcer John Scott voted in to the NHL All-Star Game. Finally, economist and comedy writer Matt Hill joins to discuss his cartoon series Spurs Special Forces

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bobans:

Mike’s Boban: The failed strategy behind Jeopardy!’s three-way tie at $0.

Stefan’s Boban: Bennet Omalu of Concussion fame was not the first person to name chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Josh’s Boban: Sports puns in academic articles and Scottie Pippen’s Air Pip lawsuit.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca revisit their recent conversations about Chip Kelly and the NFL’s Los Angeles sweepstakes. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.