Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Absolute Travesty Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the U.S. women’s soccer team’s push for equal pay, the Warriors’ Silicon Valley owners, and the resurgence of the home run.

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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 U.S. women’s soccer team’s equal pay lawsuit with former national team goalkeeper Briana Scurry. Next, they are joined by Bruce Schoenfeld to discuss whether the Golden State Warriors’ owners deserve credit for the team’s greatness. Finally, they discuss the resurgence of the home run in Major League Baseball and various theories that might explain the rise in scoring.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Vonteegos:

Mike’s Vonteego: “You don’t need to take a three” is poor color commentary.

Stefan’s Vonteego: Dan Feyer was dethroned as the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion.

Josh’s Vonteego: The 1943–44 Arkansas Razorbacks had to withdraw from the NCAA Tournament due to a tragic car accident.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the New York Post’s Matt Harvey urination puns. 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.