Hang Up and Listen on Laremy Tunsil, Leicester City, and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.

The Leicester Mercury’s Beat Writer on Covering the Most Shocking Title Run Ever

The Leicester Mercury’s Beat Writer on Covering the Most Shocking Title Run Ever

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May 2 2016 6:34 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Perverse Ingenuity Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Laremy Tunsil’s gas mask, Leicester City’s Cinderella story, and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca are joined by Slate’s Tommy Craggs to discuss Laremy Tunsil’s bong video and dipping draft stock. Next, they’re joined by Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury to talk about Leicester City’s miraculous climb to the top of the Premier League table. Finally, they interview Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller about their new book The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Theo Fightmasters:

Mike’s Fightmaster: Grading the first round of the NBA playoffs is a painful process.

Josh’s Fightmaster: A history of spite fences in Major League Baseball, with a focus on Detroit.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether journalists should call stadiums by their corporate names. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Josh Levin is Slate’s editorial director.

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