Wisconsin–Kentucky: Hang Up and Listen on the Badgers taking down the Wildcats, the 2015 baseball season, and how to write a sports theme tune.

How Will We Remember the 38–1 Kentucky Wildcats?

How Will We Remember the 38–1 Kentucky Wildcats?

Slate's sports podcast.
April 6 2015 4:52 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Earworm Madness Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Wisconsin and Kentucky, the 2015 baseball season, and how to write a sports theme tune.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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 about Wisconsin’s upset victory over Kentucky and how the 38–1 Wildcats will be remembered. They also discuss the start of the 2015 baseball season and whether the triumph of the pitchers will continue. Finally, they interview composer Bob Christianson, who has written more than two dozen sports television theme tunes.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly chukkers:

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Mike’s chukker: A deep dive into Hoosiers, the greatest sports movie of all time.

Stefan’s chukker: On the triumphs of Webster University’s Susan Polgar, the John Calipari of college chess.

Josh’s chukker: A collection of other Blind Side stories, including that of Kentucky basketball player Willie Cauley-Stein.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the United States’ recent success in the sport of polo with player Remy Muller. 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.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.