Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Kevin Durant Just Broke the NBA Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Durant to Golden State, Wales’ underdog run in the 2016 Euros, and the life and legacy of Pat Summitt.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca are joined by guest panelist Shira Springer of the Boston Globe to discuss Kevin Durant’s unexpected move to the Golden State Warriors and whether the Warriors will destroy the rest of the NBA. They are also joined by Sky Sports presenter Bryn Law for a conversation about Wales’ unlikely run to the semifinals of soccer’s European Championships. Finally, they talk with Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post about the life and legacy of basketball coach Pat Summitt.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly fierce foemen:

Mike’s fierce foeman: Commending the great and obscure sports jokes in the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.


Shira’s fierce foeman: Olympic runner Boris Berian is embroiled in a contract dispute with Nike.

Josh’s fierce foeman: Borrowing from Players’ Tribune announcements, including Kevin Durant’s, Josh talks podcasting, life, and what it means to be a man.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Shira Springer discuss U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky, high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Justin Gatlin, and what’s grating about the Michael Phelps redemption narrative. 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.