Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Putting Peyton on a Pedestal Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Peyton Manning’s sexual assault scandal, the book Indentured, and the documentary The Great Alone.

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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 sexual assault allegations against Peyton Manning and how they’ve been reported. Next, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss join the show to discuss their book Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA. Finally, they’re joined by director Greg Kohs to discuss the Iditarod and his new documentary The Great Alone, which chronicles Lance Mackey’s 2013 race and cancer diagnosis.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Tye Dyes:

Mike’s Tye Dye: A deep investigation into why Christopher Cross wore an Earl Campbell jersey.

Stefan’s Tye Dye: The highest-scoring basketball game in NCAA history was a mesmerizing travesty.

Josh’s Tye Dye: Louisiana’s Gov. John Bel Edwards has warned that Louisiana State University football could be a casualty of the state’s budget woes, but that’s not the sport that’s really under threat.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan, Josh, and Mike discuss whether baseball middle reliever is the best job in sports. 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.