Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The All They Do Is Win Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Women’s World Cup, Kawhi Leonard, and Coco Gauff.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin is joined by Stefan Fatsis to discuss the latest triumph for the U.S. women’s national soccer team and what comes next for the team and its players after their fourth World Cup victory. Ethan Strauss of the Athletic also joins to talk about Kawhi Leonard’s move to the Los Angeles Clippers, how he brought Paul George with him, and what this maneuvering means for the NBA. Finally, Louisa Thomas joins to assess 15-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff.


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

• Eric Betts writes that Megan Rapinoe owned this World Cup and Rose Lavelle will own the next four years.

• Nick Greene says Rapinoe had a perfect World Cup.

• Josh’s Slate piece, “We Don’t Deserve the U.S. Women’s National Team

• Christina Cauterucci in Slate on watching the USWNT get drunk and celebrate its World Cup win

• Kim McCauley in SB Nation on “why the USWNT’s open queerness matters

• Writing in HuffPost, Jessica Luther says it’s “time for women’s soccer to break away from FIFA.”

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• Greene on how Kawhi Leonard signed with the Clippers and burned down the NBA


• ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Leonard luring Paul George to join him in Los Angeles

Follow Louisa Thomas on Twitter and buy her book (co-written with John Urschel) Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.

• The 15-year-old Coco Gauff bowed out of Wimbledon after losing to Simona Halep in the fourth round.

Gauff’s press conference after her third-round win over Polona Hercog

• The New York Times’ Christopher Clarey collects advice for Gauff from other tennis prodigies.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Carin Jennings-Gabarras:

Josh’s Carin Jennings-Gabarra: “The Beleaguered History of the Women’s World Cup,” including a 1971 tournament that the New York Times described as “Soccer Goes Sexy South of Border.”

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh and Stefan continue their conversation about the Women’s World Cup and the future of women’s soccer in the United States.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.