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Hang Up and Listen: The Built on Nonsense Edition

Parks and Recreation’s showrunner joins Slate’s sports podcast to discuss Aaron Hernandez, the NBA draft, and Yasiel Puig.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Mike Schur discuss the Aaron Hernandez murder case and the media’s quest to find someone to blame. They also talk about the NBA draft, Doc Rivers’ feud with Bill Simmons, and NBA teams’ quest to become awful. Finally, they celebrate Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s historic first month.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly grass allergy:

Mike Pesca’s grass allergy: Sports teams are arranging surprise family reunions for members of the military. Is that really a good idea?

Mike Schur’s grass allergy: You don’t have to be a crotchety old man to appreciate when guys like Chipper Jones stay with one team their whole careers.

Josh’s grass allergy: It’s hard to make a living playing professional tennis. Will crowdfunding help these struggling athletes out?

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Michael Gerber.

You can email 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.

Mike Schur is the creator and executive producer of Parks and Recreation.

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