Hang Up and Listen

The Kyrie Irving, Anti-Vaxxer Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on vaccine denial in the NBA, the Washington Spirit, and minor league baseball.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about anti-vaxxers in the NBA. The Washington Post’s Molly Hensley-Clancy joins to discuss allegations that the NWSL’s Washington Sprit have a misogynistic work culture, and Will Bardenwerper comes on for a conversation about his Harper’s piece on the potential death of minor league baseball in small towns.

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Matt Sullivan’s Rolling Stone piece on NBA anti-vaxxers.

• At the Brooklyn Nets’ media day, Kyrie Irving asked reporters to respect his privacy.

• The NBA denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption to vaccination.

Follow Molly Hensley-Clancy on Twitter.

• Read Hensley-Clancy’s Washington Post stories about the abusive former coach, the misogynistic work culture, and the ownership fight at the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Follow Will Bardenwerper on Twitter.

• Bardenwerper’s Harper’s feature on the Appalachian League and the future of minor league baseball.

It’s never too late to order a copy of Wild and Outside, Stefan’s 1995 book about minor-league baseball.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Burlington Sock Puppet:

Josh’s Burlington Sock Puppet: The College of Faith lost 100 yards in a 2014 football game. What’s the College of Faith?

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh talk about Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker’s NFL-record 66-yard field goal, which Stefan wrote about in Slate.

Podcast production and edit by Kevin Bendis.

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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