2015 NBA Finals: Hang Up and Listen on Cavaliers-Warriors, American Pharoah’s Triple Crown, and the Women’s World Cup.

Is the Women’s World Cup a Beacon of Hope or Just Another FIFA Mess?

Is the Women’s World Cup a Beacon of Hope or Just Another FIFA Mess?

Slate's sports podcast.
June 8 2015 7:18 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Save It for Judge Judy Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory, and the Women’s World Cup.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mary Pilon talk about the NBA Finals, including LeBron James’ inefficient dominance and the implications of player injuries. They’re also joined by Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden to discuss American Pharoah’s Triple Crown win at the Belmont Stakes. Finally, they comment on the media coverage of the Women’s World Cup, with a focus on the allegations surrounding Hope Solo.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Football Ferns:

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Mary’s football fern: Sports fans should embrace their role in dictating the behavior of sponsors like McDonald’s and Visa.

Stefan’s football fern: When talking about FIFA corruption, don’t forget little-known Thai Football Association president Worawi Makudi.

Josh’s football fern: A look back at Burgoo King, a contender for the Triple Crown in the 1930s, and the mysterious death of his young jockey.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mary Pilon discuss how they managed to shovel in so much TV watching during a jam-packed sports weekend. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Alexis Diao. Our intern is Emma Zehner.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.