Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Kyrie Irving and the Chamber of Secrets Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Jordan Spieth, Cavs trade rumors, and Hugh Freeze.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and guest panelist Mina Kimes of ESPN are joined by Slate’s Jim Newell to talk about Jordan Spieth’s come-from-ahead victory at the British Open and how Spieth compares with Tiger Woods. Josh and Mina also scrutinize Kyrie Irving’s trade demands, his possible destinations, and whether puppet master LeBron James is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Ben Mathis-Lilley of Slate comes on the show to examine what brought down Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze. Finally, Josh, Mina, and Ben talk through which sports stories would have gone viral if Twitter had been around before 2006.

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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh and Mina discuss the disappointing spectacle that was Michael Phelps quasi-racing a great white shark. Visit Slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

Our intern is Max Cohen.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.