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Hang Up and Listen: The Elephants in the Garden Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals. Plus: Interviews with hockey historian Stan Fischler and former U.S. men’s national soccer team coach Bob Bradley.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss class stratification in the NBA, the finals rematch between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, and Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers. They also interview Stan Fischler about his legendary career covering hockey, the history of the New York Rangers, and this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Finally, they talk to Bob Bradley about his experience as the coach of the Egyptian national soccer team, as seen in the documentary American Pharaoh.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Gitler’s Gorillas:

Mike’s Gitler’s Gorilla: Wishing for an origin story other than “I didn’t even know he was a pro athlete.”

Stefan’s Gitler’s Gorilla: Exposing the dark underbelly of snooker match-fixing and the fall of Stephen Lee.

Josh’s Gitler’s Gorilla: Remembering not to forget the San Diego Padres’ attempt to get the first cycle in team history.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talked about their East Coast bias. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

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.

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