Hang Up And Listen

Should Olympians Be Held to a Higher Standard?

Hang Up and Listen asks what we should make of the Ryan Lochte scandal.

Ryan Lochte competes in a men’s 200-meter heat in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 10.

Francois-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

For Monday’s edition of the Hang Up and Listen Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by ESPN the Magazine’s Mina Kimes to discuss the outcome of the Ryan Lochte scandal. Were their original predictions about what really happened in Rio de Janeiro right? Which brands have discontinued their sponsorship of the swimmer, and how do the hosts feel about it? And what should we make of the one surprising brand that has recently begun to sponsor Lochte in light of the scandal?

You can subscribe to this and other Slate Plus podcasts on our podcast subscription page.