Hang Up and Listen

The Where Is Peng Shuai? Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Chinese tennis player, the Golden State Warriors, and King Richard.


Episode Notes

Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham to talk about Peng Shuai and the future of sports in China. They also discuss the resurgent Golden State Warriors. Finally, they review the movie King Richard, on the upbringing of Venus and Serena Williams.

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• The New York Times’ primer on the Peng Shuai case.

• Ben Rothenberg in Slate on the WTA’s aggressive stance against China.

• Enes Kanter’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: “Move the Olympics for Peng Shuai’s Sake

• Are the Golden State Warriors the best team in the NBA?

• Stephen Curry is taking a record number of 3-point shots.

• Curry signed a $215 million contract extension this offseason.

• Injured star Klay Thompson should be back by Christmas.

• Ellin Stein in Slate: “What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in King Richard

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Trinity Rodman:

Josh’s Trinity Rodman: What happened to NBC’s 1980 Summer Olympics TV plans after the American boycott? (Here’s the official film of the 1980 Games, O Sport, You Are Peace!)

On this week’s bonus segment, Stefan, Josh, and Vinson Cunningham talk about the life and career of Carmelo Anthony.

Podcast production and edit by Kevin Bendis.

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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