Hang Up and Listen

The Commissioner Is Making Funny Faces Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NFL playoffs and Rob Gronkowski, David Stern, and Subject to Review.

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

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis are joined by Slate’s Seth Stevenson to discuss the Patriots’ playoff loss and the post-retirement life of Rob Gronkowski. ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan also joins to talk about the life and legacy of NBA Commissioner David Stern, who died last week at age 77. Finally, Josh and Stefan interview filmmaker Theo Anthony about his documentary short on instant replay, Subject to Review.

Follow Seth Stevenson on Twitter and read his Slate cover story on Rob Gronkowski.
Nick Greene’s Slate piece on the Patriots’ loss to the Tennessee Titans.
• Greene on the Saints’ loss to Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings.
• Buy Jackie MacMullan’s books When the Game Was Ours and Basketball: A Love Story.
Marc Stein’s New York Times obituary for David Stern.
• Stern remembrances from Henry Abbott, David Aldridge, and Ethan Strauss.
Follow Theo Anthony on Twitter and watch the trailer for his documentary short Subject to Review.
Anthony’s bibliography for Subject to Review.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Goffins:

Stefan’s Goffin: Searching for the origin of the nickname of minor league baseball’s Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Josh’s Goffin: Are football games really as loud as the white bellbird and Deep Purple?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh and Stefan discuss the Texans’ thrilling win over the Bills and the head injury suffered by the Eagles’ Carson Wentz.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.