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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 SB Nation’s piece on rapist and former football player Daniel Holtzclaw. Next, they delve into the science of fatigue in the NBA. Finally, ESPN’s Bonnie D. Ford joins to discuss the state of Rio’s polluted waters and how the conditions will affect Olympic athletes.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- A cached version of SB Nation’s piece on Daniel Holtzclaw.
- The site’s editorial director Spencer Hall declared the piece “a complete failure.”
- Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky on the SB Nation story.
- Jessica Luther explains how SB Nation’s piece glossed over the victims of Daniel Holtzclaw’s sexual assaults.
- Alex Balk explains in 200 words why long-form is bad journalism.
- Greg Hanlon’s SB Nation piece, “The Many Crimes of Mel Hall.”
- Josh and Stefan have both written long pieces for Slate.
- Tom Haberstroh explores the science of fatigue in the NBA.
- The NHL and MLB schedules also lead to fatigued players.
- One way athletes can counteract fatigue is to get enough sleep.
- Bonnie Ford of ESPN explains Rio’s broken promise to clean its water.
- The AP tested Rio’s waters, and the results were alarming.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Maria Lenks:
Mike’s Maria Lenk: The current presidential candidates support an array of different sports teams.
Stefan’s Maria Lenk: The town of Grimsby, England, is taking issue with Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film.
Josh’s Maria Lenk: Check your spam folders—you might get to speak to Sepp Blatter.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the state of the U.S. women’s national soccer team after they clinched a spot in the 2016 Olympics. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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