Hang Up and Listen

The Answering Your Questions About Sports in 2020 Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on how sports changed the national response to COVID, our players of the year, and more.

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Episode Notes

In a special year-end show, Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin field listener questions on a host of subjects, including whether the pandemic sowed mistrust between owners and players, what cancelled events they missed the most, and the uplifting sports stories of 2020.

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• A New York Times report on COVID deaths in college towns.

• A USA Today piece on how Black college football coaches rarely get second chances.

Black female leaders and the glass cliff.

• The 2020 Hang Up and Listen players of the year: Rachel Daly (Houston), Ja’Marr Chase (Louisiana), and the Three Musketeers (Greece).

Marcus Rashford’s push to end child food poverty.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss when they’ll be comfortable going to live sporting events again.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.


About the Show

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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