Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Little Tikes Hoop With a Saggy Pamper Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on LeBron James’ epic shot, the NHL playoffs, NFL cheerleaders, and baseball’s strikeout boom.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis talks to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin about LeBron James’ absurd Game 3–winning shot against the Toronto Raptors. Hockey writer Sean McIndoe discusses the expansion Vegas Golden Knights’ absurd run to the Stanley Cup semifinals. Christina Cauterucci of Slate joins Stefan to talk with Juliet Macur of the New York Times about the exploitative business of NFL cheerleaders. Finally, ESPN’s Sam Miller explains how more Major League Baseball players struck out than got hits in a month, the first time that’s ever happened.

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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan talks to ESPN’s Sam Miller about Sam’s radical idea to have every Major League Baseball team make the playoffs.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.