Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The “What Did Izzo and Dantonio Know?” Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Michigan State sex abuse scandal, the Australian Open, and the NBA’s all-star draft.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin is joined by Paula Lavigne of ESPN’s Outside the Lines and Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley to talk about the Michigan State athletic department’s failures in dealing with sexual assault cases. ESPN’s Howard Bryant also joins to discuss the Australian Open, where Roger Federer won his 20th major championship, Caroline Wozniacki won her first, and Tennys Sandgren went from a fan favorite to a pariah in record time. Finally, the Root’s Damon Young helps assess the NBA’s first-ever all-star draft and the seeming implosion of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh and Damon Young discuss Warriors Derangement Syndrome. Sign up for a free trial at slate.com/hangupplus.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

Our intern is Jason Rosensweig.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.