Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Joy Is Retroactively Applied Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the World Series, interpersonal drama in the NBA, and Josh Brown.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis are joined by ESPN The Magazine senior writer Pablo S. Torre to discuss the significance of the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series appearance in 71 years, and how baseball’s biggest stage will be used as a platform to discuss the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo and Aroldis Chapman’s suspension for domestic violence. They also examine how interpersonal drama has replaced in-season suspense in the NBA. Finally, they speak with Deadspin senior editor Diana Moskovitz about Josh Brown, Derrick Rose, and how sports leagues should handle criminal justice.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Jim Bakkens:

Pablo’s Jim Bakken: Years after “Linsanity,” Jeremy Lin is still subjected to Asian American stereotypes.

Stefan’s Jim Bakken: A rundown of songs dedicated to Steve Bartman, including Serengeti’s “Don’t Blame Steve.”

Josh’s Jim Bakken: In 2008, ESPN created a game to simulate protests of the Olympic torch relay. Can you beat Josh’s high score?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh, Stefan, and Pablo Torre discuss the difference between writing about sports and talking about it on television. 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.

*Correction, Oct. 24, 2016: Due to a production error, this page originally included audio and links for the incorrect podcast. Those have been replaced by the correct audio and links.