Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Boiling Point Edition

Slate’s sports podcast talks to Andrew Hawkins about athlete activism. Plus, segments on the Tour de France and minor-league baseball.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca are joined by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins to discuss athlete activism, race, and police violence. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay then joins the show to assess the Tour de France and Chris Froome’s run up Mount Ventoux. Finally, they discuss the paltry pay for minor-league baseball players and what should be done about it.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly casual babysitters:

Mike’s casual babysitter: Shohei Otani, who plays for Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters, is one of baseball’s best-hitting pitchers.

Stefan’s casual babysitter: Jay Caspian Kang’s New York Times Magazine column on the “dark side” of American soccer culture was poorly reasoned and scantly supported.

Josh’s casual babysitter: Did NBA legend Nate Thurmond really hold Wilt Chamberlain scoreless?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan, Mike, and Josh discuss ESPN’s documentary series O.J.: Made In America. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Laura Wagner.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.