Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Watch Out for the Pious Ones Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NFL and politics, the FBI and college basketball, and the baseball playoffs.

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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 to Jamil Smith to discuss the shifting politics of NFL protests and owners’ attempts to co-opt the players’ message. Joe Nocera of Bloomberg View also joins to assess the FBI’s investigation of the money changing hands between shoe companies, coaches, and players in college basketball. Finally, the Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh comes on the show for a baseball playoffs preview.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Stockades:

Stefan’s Stockade: Consuming baseball via Playograph in the early 20th century.

Josh’s Stockade: A thank you to the LSU football team for losing in extremely embarrassing fashion.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Jamil Smith joins Josh and Stefan to discuss the WNBA Finals. 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.