Hang Up and Listen on the NBA playoffs, the Sacramento Kings' relocation, The Brady 6, and Justin Duchscherer's depression.

Slate's sports podcast.
April 18 2011 3:52 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Crying in Football Edition

Slate's sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, the Sacramento Kings' relocation, The Brady 6, and Justin Duchscherer's depression.

Click here to subscribe in iTunes. Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen on Facebook. Leave us a note, answer Mike's trivia question, and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast.

Listen to "Hang Up and Listen" with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Joe Posnanski by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

You can download the podcast, or you can subscribe to the weekly Hang Up and Listen podcast feed in iTunes. (If you'd prefer to subscribe to the podcast in a program other than iTunes, here's the direct link to the Hang Up and Listen RSS feed.)

In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest Joe Posnanski discuss the start of the NBA playoffs, the Sacramento Kings' likely relocation to Anaheim, ESPN's documentary The Brady 6, and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Justin Duchscherer's battle with depression.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Joe's Sports Illustrated blog and writer archive.
Subscribe to Joe's Sports Poscast.
Memphis beat San Antonio for its first playoff victory in franchise history.
Yahoo's Marc Spears on what was likely the Kings' last game in Sacramento.
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson is pushing to keep the team from moving.
Mike Wise's Washington Post column on the Kings' departure.
Wikipedia's list of professional sports team relocations.
Joe's favorite baseball player, Duane Kuiper.
ESPN's "Year of the Quarterback."
ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss on the documentary The Brady 6.
Tom Brady talks about getting passed over in the 2000 NFL draft.
An excerpt from Pat Jordan's Men's Journal article on Justin Duchscherer.
Jordan's 2001 New York Times Magazine article on Rick Ankiel.
Joe's 2009 Sports Illustrated cover story on Zach Grienke.
A 2010 Sports Illustrated feature on baseball players with depression.
The Reds' Joey Votto missed part of the 2009 season with anxiety problems.
Dontrelle Willis and Khalil Greene have also suffered from social anxiety disorder.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Carmazzis:
Mike's Carmazzi: The Bakersfield Jam of the NBA's D-League play in a 420-seat arena.
Joe's Carmazzi: The inevitable return of the debate over Pete Rose's Hall of Fame candidacy.
Josh's Carmazzi: The worst golf holes ever played, including Kevin Na's 16 at the Texas Open.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

Joe Posnanski is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.