Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Cry for Argentina Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Argentina’s Copa America loss and Lionel Messi’s retirement announcement, a record class of foreign players in the NBA draft, and an interview with boxer Claressa Shields.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca are joined by the Sam Borden of the New York Times to discuss Lionel Messi’s national team retirement announcement, Euro 2016, and how Brexit weighs on European sport. They also talk to NBA player agent Doug Neustadt about the pros and cons of NBA teams drafting international players. Finally, Josh and Stefan interview defending Olympic gold medal–winning boxer Claressa Shields about her life, career, and the new documentary, T-Rex.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Qamil Teliti:

Mike’s Qamil Teliti: José Reyes, who was arrested on domestic violence charges last year, is coming back to the New York Mets. How should Mike reconcile this with his Mets’ fandom?

Stefan’s Qamil Teliti: You should root for Wales in Euro 2016 because they’re talented, plucky, and midfielder Joe Allen loves chickens.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca discuss the NHL approving a franchise in Las Vegas and the potential for an NFL team in the city as well. Visit Slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Laura Wagner.

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