Hang Up and Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Extremely Cold Feet Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Christian Pulisic, Antonio Brown, and Simone Biles.

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About the Show

A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis.

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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 ESPN’s Sam Borden to talk about Christian Pulisic’s debut for Chelsea. The Gist’s Mike Pesca also joins for a conversation about the frostbitten, helmet-disliking Raiders receiver Antonio Brown. And Slate contributor Rebecca Schuman comes on for a conversation about the latest feats of brilliance from the greatest gymnast of all time, Simone Biles.

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

Follow Sam Borden on Twitter.
Borden’s profile of Christian Pulisic for ESPN
Chelsea lost 4–0 to Manchester United in Pulisic’s Premier League debut.
Follow Mike Pesca on Twitter and listen to the Gist.
• The Raiders’ Antonio Brown is refusing to play if he’s not allowed to use his old helmet.
Mike Silver’s Twitter thread about Brown’s helmet
The Ringer asks a cryotherapy expert about Brown’s blistered feet.
• The Undefeated’s Jesse Washington on Brown’s love of Instagram
Follow Rebecca Schuman on Twitter.
Schuman’s Slate piece on Simone Biles’ magnificent performance at the U.S. gymnastics championships.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Autumn Winds:

Mike’s Autumn Wind: It is a joy to watch a good baseball team. It is not a joy to watch a bad baseball team.

Stefan’s Autumn Wind: Examining the results from the New Rochelle Youth Soccer League of October 1980.

Josh’s Autumn Wind: Who was the first athlete to run through a brick wall, figuratively speaking?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh discuss our (and your) greatest sports achievements, no matter how small.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.