Hang Up and Listen

The Kevin Durant and the Asteroid Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Brooklyn Nets, USA-Mexico soccer, and Mike Krzyzewski.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by Sam Anderson of the New York Times Magazine to discuss Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. They also discuss the U.S. men’s national team’s win over Mexico and the retirement of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Follow Sam Anderson on Twitter.

Anderson’s Kevin Durant profile for the New York Times Magazine.

In a crazy game from start to finish, the U.S. men’s national soccer team defeated Mexico, 3-2, on Sunday to win the first CONCACAF Nations League championship.

Andrew Das of the New York Times wrote that “the whole night was thrilling and frustrating and exhilarating and maddening,” and also very “Concacaffy.”

• The Wikipedia entry “Mexico-United States soccer rivalry” was updated with details from Sunday’s game.

• In Defector, Billy Haisley explained why it’s OK to hate U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter.

• Josh’s Slate piece, “What Was Mike Krzyzewski’s Mission, Really?

Hang Up and Listen’s Weekly Chesapeake Bay bolide impact:

Josh’s Chesapeake Bay bolide impact: When a Baylor assistant coach helped expose a scandal in the aftermath of the murder of Patrick Dennehy, Mike Krzyzewski said that coach was the problem.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, Josh, and Sam Anderson discuss Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and what NBA players would make great interviews.

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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