Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Always Reppin’ Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament and kids in baseball clubhouses. Plus, an interview with Sue Bird on UConn women’s basketball.

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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 slew of upsets in the NCAA Tournament. Next, WNBA player Sue Bird joins to discuss UConn women’s basketball and analytics in women’s sports. Finally, Allison Benedikt of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting joins to discuss Adam LaRoche’s sudden retirement from baseball due to the supposed opposition of his son’s presence in the clubhouse.


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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly islets of Langerhans:

Mike’s islets of Langerhans: UC–Berkeley and a lot of other schools have way more black athletes than nonathlete black students as a proportion of the undergrad population.


Stefan’s islets of Langerhans: Did Nike pick “Always Reppin’ ” as its official T-shirt slogan based on lyrics by Drake and the Weeknd?

Josh’s Islets of Langerhans: Texas A&M’s comeback against Northern Iowa took forever in real time. It’s time to kill timeouts!

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss the NFL’s supposed admission that there is a connection between playing football and CTE. 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.