Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Corny Sneakers Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, Stephen Curry’s Under Armour shoes, and Zika and the Olympics.

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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 upcoming NBA conference finals. Next, Slate’s deputy editor John Swansburg joins to talk about Stephen Curry’s deal with Under Armour and why his shoes don’t have more cultural cachet. Finally, they assess whether the Rio Olympics should be moved or cancelled due to the Zika virus.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Tinker Hatfields:

Mike’s Tinker Hatfield: The Atlanta Braves are a terrible offensive team.

Stefan’s Tinker Hatfield: The National Bowling League has a fascinating history.

Josh’s Tinker Hatfield: A critique of BuzzFeed’s piece on O.J. Simpson and CTE.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and John Swansburg discuss Russell Westbrook’s loud fashion statements. 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.