Hang Up and Listen

The Mannings on Monday Night Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Larry Nassar case, Peyton and Eli Manning on ESPN, and UConn football.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by USA Today’s Marisa Kwiatkowski to discuss the Senate hearing on the FBI’s failures in the Larry Nassar case. They also assess Eli and Peyton Manning’s Monday Night Football debut and discuss whether the 2021 UConn Huskies are the worst college football team of all time.

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Follow Marisa Kwiatkowski on Twitter.

Watch and read the testimony from Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney at last week’s U.S. Senate hearing.

• The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General report on the FBI’s failures in the Larry Nassar case.

The 2016 Indianapolis Star story that revealed Nassar’s crimes to the public.

• The Washington Post’s Elahe Izadi on the origins of the Star’s reporting.

• Peyton Manning and his younger brother, Eli, are hosting an alternate Monday Night Football telecast on ESPN.

• In Slate, Alex Kirshner wrote that the show “felt vaguely like I was watching a game while sitting on a Zoom with friends.”

• Bryan Curtis of the Ringer noted that the Manning-cast, and similar efforts, demonstrate how television networks are trying to capture new audiences using new platforms.

• ESPN’s Bill Connelly tweeted on Sunday that UConn could be the worst college football team of all time.

• UConn coach Randy Edsall announced that he was going to retire at the end of the season. He didn’t make it that long.

UConn didn’t play in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

• The legend of the Civil Conflict trophy.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Flying Fleet:

Stefan’s Flying Fleet: U.S. women’s soccer friendlies against the likes of Paraguay, which it beat 9-0 last week, have little to do with soccer.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh talk about Lamar Jackson, John Harbaugh, and the Ravens taking down the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

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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