Tom Brady appeal: Hang Up and Listen on the latest Deflategate developments, the New York Mets, and the Greg Louganis documentary Back on Board.

An Interview With Greg Louganis About the New Documentary Back on Board

An Interview With Greg Louganis About the New Documentary Back on Board

Slate's sports podcast.
Aug. 4 2015 9:07 AM

Hang Up and Listen: The Fiddlin’ With Equipment Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Tom Brady suspension, the New York Mets’ resurgence, and an interview with Greg Louganis about the documentary Back on Board.


Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Josh Levin, Stephen Metcalf, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:


In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Stephen Metcalf, and Mike Pesca discuss NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, and whether Brady’s appeal in federal court will be successful. They also talk about the New York Mets’ crazy week, from a rumored trade that made the team’s shortstop cry to a sweep of the division-leading Washington Nationals. Finally, they’re joined by Slate’s June Thomas for an interview with Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, who’s the subject of the new documentary Back on Board.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Ron MacLeans:

Mike’s Ron MacLean: A conversation with sportswriter Jeff Pearlman about how to deal with distractions.

June’s Ron MacLean: Looking back at 1982’s Personal Best, which holds up pretty well—at least as a sports movie.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss Boston’s decision to bow out of the competition to host the 2024 Olympics. Visit and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

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Josh Levin is Slate’s editorial director.

Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.