Why Russia paid Diana Taurasi to sit out the WNBA season: A Hang Up and Listen bonus segment.

Hang Up and Listen Bonus Segment: Did Russia Play the WNBA?

Hang Up and Listen Bonus Segment: Did Russia Play the WNBA?

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Feb. 10 2015 12:38 PM
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The “In Soviet Russia, We Pay You Not to Play” Bonus Segment

Stefan, Josh, and Mike discuss Diana Taurasi’s decision to sit out the WNBA season.

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A Russian women’s basketball team will pay Diana Taurasi, a 2014 WNBA all star, to sit out the 2015 WNBA season. In this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan, Josh, and Mike discuss what Taurasi’s decision says about the state of the WNBA.

You can find the rest of this past week’s bonus segments in your Slate Plus podcast feed. For info on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here. Here’s the week in bonus segments:

On Friday’s Political Gabfest, David, John, and special guest Annie Lowrey talked about the worst decisions—of any sort—throughout history.

On the Jan. 29 episode of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Dan and Allison talked about Dana Stevens’ parenting triumph or fail.

On the Jan. 29 Culture Gabfest, Julia, Stephen, and Dana talked about what they do on snow days.

Compiled by Kelly Tunney.