Roger Federer, Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, and 30 for 30 podcasts on Hang Up and Listen.

The Inside Story of the Ingenious Baccarat Scheme That Took Casinos for Tens of Millions

The Inside Story of the Ingenious Baccarat Scheme That Took Casinos for Tens of Millions

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July 17 2017 4:32 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Man Hit Ball Far Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Roger Federer, Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge, and 30 for 30 podcasts.


Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Jody Avirgan and Josh Levin:


In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Jody Avirgan of ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcasts are joined by ESPN tennis writer Howard Bryant to talk about Roger Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon title and Venus Williams’ near miss at the All-England Club. Sam Miller of ESPN also comes on the show to examine the remarkable rookie seasons of Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger and whether they can become the new faces of baseball. Finally, 30 for 30 producer Rose Eveleth joins to discuss the podcast series, which features women walking to the North Pole and a multimillion-dollar baccarat heist.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Le Chiffres:

Jody’s Le Chiffre: A call to end the painful post-match speeches that follow major tennis tournaments, epitomized by Andy Murray’s cringeworthy effort in 2012.

Josh’s Le Chiffre: Remembering the 1975 “Joe Garagiola Bazooka Big League Bubble Gum Blowing Championship,” a competition that pitted professional baseball players against each other in a battle filled with caliper controversy and 18-inch bubbles.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Jody and Josh discuss the rationale behind the 30 for 30 podcast episode “Yankees Suck” and what makes a worthwhile audio documentary. Visit and try it free for two weeks.                                                                                                      

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Jody Avirgan is the host of FiveThirtyEight's politics podcast and senior producer and host of 30 for 30 podcasts.

Josh Levin is Slate’s editorial director.