Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Duglegur Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Jerry Jones and Jemele Hill, the baseball playoffs, and Iceland’s World Cup dreams.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis to talk about ESPN’s decision to suspend Jemele Hill and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ directive to his players about standing for the national anthem. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins the show to talk about the first week of the baseball playoffs and how a typically change-averse game has made a radical shift when it comes to pitcher usage. Finally, Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers discusses how Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly part-time dentists:

Stefan’s part-time dentist: The origins of the Panenka, and the best and worst Panenkas of all time.

Josh’s part-time dentist: The story of Will “Whoop-La” White, glasses-wearing baseball pioneer.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up producer Patrick Fort joins Josh and Stefan to discuss his secret life as a hockey referee. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.