Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Kevin Hustle Plays Kabaddi Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the World Series, The Murder of Sonny Liston, and the Kabaddi World Cup.

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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 discuss the World Series, including Terry Francona and Joe Maddon’s managing decisions, the Cubs’ return to form in Game 5, and Fox’s coverage. They also talk with ESPN the Magazine’s Shaun Assael about his new book The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights. Finally, they interview writer Jemayel Khawaja and Team USA member Kevin Caldwell, aka Kevin Hustle, about how a team of American players found themselves at the Kabaddi World Cup.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Do-or-Die Raids:

Mike’s Do-or-Die Raid: Pass interference: a giant penalty for what is often a tiny infraction.

Stefan’s Do-or-Die Raid: Meet Kealia Ohai, human female, American soccer star, and J.J. Watt’s new girlfriend.

Josh’s Do-or-Die Raid: How the demographics of NFL fandom explain the league’s corporate behavior. It’s a corporation trying to appeal to a fan base that is older and whiter than other sports leagues.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh, Stefan, and Mike advise Slate writer Leon Neyfakh on how to become an NBA fan. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Shane Monaghan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.