NFL, London: Hang Up and Listen on LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, pro football in England, and Brothers in Exile.

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Nov. 10 2014 5:16 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Whore No More Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on LeBron’s return to Cleveland, the NFL in London, and ESPN’s documentary Brothers in Exile.


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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 talk to Whore of Akron author Scott Raab about LeBron’s return to Cleveland, the Cavaliers’ slow start, and whether it matters if King James wins a title for his home state team. They examine the NFL’s obsession with London and the viability of locating a team in England. Finally, they review ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Brothers in Exile, on Cuba’s baseball-playing Hernandez siblings, Livan and Orlando.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Linareses:

Mike’s Linares: Toy Talk Radio debates who should be inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Stefan’s Linares: Remembering the creator of the egalitarian but slightly confusing game of speedball.

Josh’s Linares: An 1883 baseball match-up between teams of one-legged and one-armed men.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the etiquette of tearing down goalposts and rushing the court. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit, and try it free for two weeks.

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

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