Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Stud Muffins and Rumble Ponies Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Golden State Warriors, minor-league baseball team names, and the Undefeated.

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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 are joined by ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss the Golden State Warriors’ humiliating Game 3 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the history of low blows in the NBA. Next, they discuss the art and science of minor-league baseball team names with Jason Klein of Brandiose. Finally, they are joined by Greg Howard of the New York Times to discuss ESPN’s new race, sports, and culture site the Undefeated.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Daytona Tortugas:

Mike’s Tortuga: Advice for Hillary Clinton on how to answer a question about a Mark Cuban vice presidential nomination.

Stefan’s Tortuga: What’s the best bird-themed minor-league team name?

Josh’s Tortuga: St. Louis Browns owner Chris von der Ahe was the original sports huckster.

Julia’s Tortuga: Why you should be paying attention to the National Women’s Hockey League.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether journalists should clean up quotes from players if they’re not in Standard English. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.