Hang Up and Listen

The Carl Nassib Comes Out Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the first out active NFL player, the NBA playoffs, and the week in sports idiocy.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss NFL player Carl Nassib’s historic coming out announcement. They also talk about the key players and storylines in the NBA conference finals. Finally, they assess the week in sports idiocy.

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Carl Nassib’s coming out video.

• Slate’s What Next podcast on whether the NFL is ready for an openly gay player.

• David Kamp in Slate on Dave Kopay’s long wait for an active openly gay NFL player.

The NFL’s video embracing the LGBTQ community.

Player reactions to Nassib coming out.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young have led their teams to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul are one win away from beating the L.A. Clippers and making the NBA Finals.

A spectator caused a huge crash at the Tour de France.

• D1Baseball.com on the timeline of North Carolina State’s COVID situation at the College World Series.

• North Carolina State coach Elliot Avent’s press conference about his team’s COVID outbreak

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Frances Tiafoe:

Joel’s Frances Tiafoe: The meteoric rise of 17-year-old track star (and former football player) Erriyon Knighton.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss the biggest stories from the second weekend of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

Podcast production and edit by Margaret Kelley.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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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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