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Hang Up and Listen: The Let the Games Be Gone Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NBC’s Olympics coverage, how the games played in Brazil, and the state of UFC.

Aug. 19 2016 4:00 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Stars of Field EditionSlate’s sports podcast speaks with former high jump world-record holder Dwight Stones about what’s wrong with NBC’s track-and-field coverage.
Aug. 17 2016 6:21 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Not-Quite Olympian EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to distance runner Lauren Fleshman about the Rio Games, doping, and Nike.
Aug. 16 2016 3:16 PMThe Case for Dumping Hope SoloHang Up and Listen discusses why the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will be fine without its current goalkeeper.
Aug. 15 2016 7:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Believably Unbelievable EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk, American swimming dominance, and the Karolyis’ alleged abuse of gymnasts.
Aug. 11 2016 4:16 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Don’t Swim Like a Terrestrial Mammal EditionSlate’s sports podcast investigates what makes Katie Ledecky so fast.
Aug. 9 2016 2:13 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Brazil After the Games EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Franklin Foer about what will happen in Rio when the Olympics are gone.
Aug. 3 2016 11:03 AMShould a Beer Mile Be Added to the Olympic Games?There will be five new sports at the 2020 Olympics. What else should the International Olympic Committee add?
July 26 2016 1:39 PMWhy Did Chris Sale Cut Up His Team’s Uniforms?Assessing the White Sox pitcher’s unorthodox critique of throwback jerseys.
July 19 2016 1:34 PMIs O.J.: Made in America Any Different From Other Documentaries?The critics say yes. But why?
July 13 2016 10:02 AMNBA Athletes Are No Longer Spreading the LoveWith free agents like Kevin Durant flocking to top teams, will next season’s games be boring?
July 7 2016 9:09 AMTrial by FuryThe Olympic Trials for swimming and track and field athletes are underway. Who should you look out for?
June 28 2016 1:17 PMIs the NHL’s Move to Las Vegas a Gamble?Hang Up and Listen isn’t sure Sin City will be a hockey hotbed. But why?
June 21 2016 12:53 PMWhich Olympic Athletes Will Be Sitting This One Out?Hang Up and Listen discusses Russian athletes, drug scandals, and the Olympics.
June 17 2016 4:38 PMAre These Sneakers Cornier Than Dad Jokes?Hang Up and Listen weighs in on the bright white, orthopedic-style sneakers designed by Steph Curry.
June 13 2016 6:12 PMHang Up and Listen: The Balls Don’t Lie EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Draymond Green’s suspension, Sidney Crosby and Gordie Howe, and Copa America.
Aug. 18 2016 2:35 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The What Did Lochte Do? EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks with ESPN’s Mina Kimes about Ryan Lochte’s confounding robbery-at-gunpoint claim.
Aug. 16 2016 5:53 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Disappointed Gymnast EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Megan Abbott about her new book You Will Know Me, set in the high-stakes world of elite gymnastics.
Aug. 16 2016 2:07 PMAre We Supposed to Hate Alex Rodriguez?The Hang Up and Listen crew chats about the New York Yankees legend’s retirement.
Aug. 12 2016 3:57 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Field Hockey Heroes EditionSlate’s sports podcast interviews U.S. Olympic field hockey players past and present about the team’s strong start in Rio.
Aug. 10 2016 3:47 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Final Five EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Dvora Meyers about the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s dominant win.
Aug. 8 2016 7:41 PMHang Up and Listen: The Kids Don’t Tip EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NBC’s Olympics coverage and American jingoism. Plus, a Wrigley Field beer vendor tells all.
Aug. 1 2016 6:35 PMHang Up and Listen: The Semenya Dilemma EditionSlate’s sports podcast on sex verification at the Olympics, Eugene Monroe’s retirement from the NFL, and the legacy of Ichiro.
July 25 2016 5:12 PMHang Up and Listen: The Granny Shot EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Russia and the Olympics and the psychology of free throws. Plus, an interview with Tanisha Wright on WNBA players’ protests.
July 18 2016 7:45 PMHang Up and Listen: The Boiling Point EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Andrew Hawkins about athlete activism. Plus, segments on the Tour de France and minor-league baseball.
July 11 2016 6:29 PMHang Up and Listen: The Fleek Five EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Serena Williams’ Wimbledon win, the Euro 2016 final, and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
July 5 2016 7:01 PMHang Up and Listen: The Kevin Durant Just Broke the NBA EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Durant to Golden State, Wales’ underdog run in the 2016 Euros, and the life and legacy of Pat Summitt.
June 27 2016 4:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The Cry for Argentina EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Argentina’s Copa America loss and Lionel Messi’s retirement announcement, a record class of foreign players in the NBA draft, and an interview with boxer Claressa Shields.
June 20 2016 8:29 PMHang Up and Listen: The Struggle Makes It Worth It EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Cleveland’s miraculous NBA Finals win and the golf rule that could have cost Dustin Johnson his first major.
June 17 2016 4:25 PMHang Up Extra: The NBA Finals Have Gone Totally Mad EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Game 6 of Cavs–Warriors and what’s in store for Game 7.
June 7 2016 7:43 PMThe Man, the Myth, the Tooth Decay FighterHang Up and Listen looks back on some of Muhammad Ali’s famous interviews.

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