Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Grotesquely Swollen Jaw Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the World Series, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and “Homer at the Bat.”

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk with ESPN’s Howard Bryant about the World Series matchup between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals’ decision not to retain their manager, Dusty Baker. They also speak with Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN about the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Alan Siegel joins us for a conversation about the mockumentary Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, released on the 25th anniversary of the classic Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat.”

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Jim Creightons:

Stefan’s Jim Creighton: The Astros’ champagne-soaked celebration after winning the American League pennant was pretty good. The celebrations by the Yankees and Dodgers in 1941 were even better.

Josh’s Jim Creighton: Think Central Florida’s lazy river is cool? LSU’s could prevent mass murder.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh are joined by Alan Siegel to talk about their favorite Simpsons sports moments. 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.