Hang Up and Listen on Adam Jones, premature football celebrations, and BASE-jumping.

How Dangerous Is It to Jump Off a Cliff Wearing a Wingsuit?

How Dangerous Is It to Jump Off a Cliff Wearing a Wingsuit?

Slate's sports podcast.
Sept. 19 2016 6:02 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Fear of Flying Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the whiteness of baseball and football players celebrating too early. Plus, an interview with Steph Davis about deaths in BASE-jumping.  


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


In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Adam Jones’ claim that there haven’t been any Kaepernick-like protests in Major League Baseball because it’s a “white man’s sport.” They also discuss the trend of premature football celebrations and why players keep dropping the ball before they cross the goal line. Finally, they speak with rock climber and BASE-jumper Steph Davis about why she continues to put on a wingsuit after losing her husband to the sport.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Kinsellas:

Mike’s Kinsella: Blake Bortles is clearly not a great name for a leader of men. What about Joe Montana?

Stefan’s Kinsella: Analyzing a Washington Post letter to the editor urging soccer players to wear helmets.

Josh’s Kinsella: In praise of trillballins’ transformation of Darren Rovell tweets into grunge songs.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh, Stefan, and Mike discuss Abby Wambach’s new book Forward and whether it will change our perception of the American soccer star. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Dan Bloom.

Our intern is Shane Monaghan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.