Josh Levin Josh Levin

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 29 2014 4:26 PMHang Up and Listen: The These Are My Bosses EditionSlate’s sports podcast on ESPN suspending Bill Simmons, the Kansas City Royals making the playoffs, and Brady Hoke mishandling a possible concussion.
Sports Nut
Sept. 25 2014 9:48 PMThe Real Reason Bill Simmons Got SuspendedThe Sports Guy wanted to prove he can still speak truth to power. ESPN wanted to show who's really in charge.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PMYou’re Fired, Roger GoodellIf the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 15 2014 5:10 PMHang Up and Listen: The Will Goodell Go? EditionSlate’s sports podcast on another terrible week for the NFL, U.S. domination of the basketball World Cup, and Jon Bois’ Breaking Madden series.
Sports Nut
Sept. 10 2014 6:36 PMWhere’s the Tape?An AP report is not enough—we need video proof that an NFL executive watched the Ray Rice video.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 8 2014 6:49 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ravens Cut Rice EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks owner’s email, and the worst high school quarterback ever.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 2 2014 4:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The Jerry Loves Johnny EditionSlate’s sports podcast on college football’s neutral-site money grab, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and the U.S. Open.
Sports Nut
Aug. 28 2014 3:27 PMThe BCS Is DeadHere’s everything you need to know about the new college football playoff.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 25 2014 5:14 PMHang Up and Listen: The All’s Fair in Love and WAR EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the value of the NFL preseason, Alex Gordon’s unlikely MVP candidacy, and Kevin Love’s move to Cleveland.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 11 2014 5:23 PMHang Up and Listen: The Tragedy at Canandaigua EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., Rory McIlroy’s PGA Championship win, and big changes in college sports.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 4 2014 5:22 PMHang Up and Listen: The Breaking News EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Paul George’s gruesome injury, sexual assault and college athletics, and the baseball trade deadline.
Hang Up And Listen
July 28 2014 4:29 PMWhat Was Roger Goodell Thinking When He Suspended Ray Rice for Just Two Games?
Better Summer
July 20 2014 11:15 PMYou Can Watch Snowpiercer. Right Now. At Home.The future of movie-watching is here, and it’s great.
The Spot
July 13 2014 6:54 PMLionel Messi Is Sad
The Spot
July 13 2014 4:05 PMLatest World Cup Head Injury Shows FIFA Really, Really Doesn’t Care About Concussions
The Slatest
Sept. 25 2014 11:13 PMDerek Jeter, Truest Yankee of Them All, Wins Final Home Game With Walk-Off Single
Sports Nut
Sept. 25 2014 1:23 PMLes on OPSLSU football coach Les Miles explains advanced baseball statistics, for some reason.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 22 2014 5:20 PMHang Up and Listen: The What Are We Going to Do With These People? EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL and domestic violence, Jameis Winston and Hope Solo, and the baseball pennant races.
Sports Nut
Sept. 11 2014 7:29 PMWhy Is Terrell Suggs Still in the NFL?Like his teammate Ray Rice, the Ravens linebacker was accused of beating up his wife. But in his case, there was no video.
The XX Factor
Sept. 10 2014 11:36 AMListen to Ray Rice’s Lawyer Say the NFL Player Is the One Who Got Beaten Up, “Hypothetically”
Sports Nut
Sept. 4 2014 2:34 PMWashington Football SchemeIf Dan Snyder gets public money to build a new stadium, it’s time to shut down pro sports.
The Slatest
Sept. 2 2014 2:26 PMDerrick Rose and James Harden Are Very Confused by New Zealand’s Pregame Haka
Sports Nut
Aug. 27 2014 8:58 AMExorcising a Losing RecordJosh Keefe on the story behind his piece, “I Was the Worst High School Quarterback Ever.”
Technology
Aug. 22 2014 7:22 PMWho Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge?A search for the fundraising phenomenon’s cold, soaked patient zero.
Sports Nut
Aug. 8 2014 3:17 PMThe NCAA Still Doesn’t Care About AthletesBut giving more power to the five richest conferences in college sports will be better for the players anyway.
Sports Nut
July 29 2014 9:17 PMWho’s Behind the New Washington Football Team Website?The team wants you to think there's a grass-roots movement in support of its offensive nickname. The site’s source code suggests otherwise.
Hang Up And Listen
July 21 2014 5:20 PMHang Up and Listen: The Losingest Winner EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Mike Trout, the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, and legendary Washington Generals coach Red Klotz.
Hang Up And Listen
July 14 2014 4:47 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ohio Player EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Germany’s World Cup win and LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Spot
July 13 2014 6:13 PMWhatta Mannschaft! Germany Wins the World Cup on a Wonder Goal by Mario Götze.
Sports Nut
July 11 2014 6:07 PMSlate Voice:Nice Rebound!”Listen to Josh Levin read his analysis of LeBron’s Cleveland announcement.

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Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
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Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?