Hot Takedown

Hot Takedown is the weekly sports podcast from FiveThirtyEight. On it, the crew uses numbers to dissect the week in sports, taking down some silly hot takes in the process.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 370 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

Jordan Love Is A Battlefield

Hot Takedown covers the results of the NFL draft, Twitter drama about sports drafts, and a classic games Rabbit Hole.


 2020-04-28  49m

Bringing Down The Krause

Hot Takedown discusses where the NFL draft will get interesting, what's interesting about the new Michael Jordan documentary, and a rules-lawyering Rabbit Hole.


 2020-04-21  52m

Time To Get Weird, Sports Leagues

Hot Takedown talks prospects for the WNBA draft this week and prospects for the NBA generally. Then, author Brad Balukjian joins for a special baseball Rabbit Hole.


 2020-04-14  49m

Going The Social Distance

This week we discuss whether the president can help U.S. sports leagues restart and wrap up our NCAA tournament, then special guest Emily Scherer tackles the Rabbit Hole.


 2020-04-07  49m

Reality TV Is Our Only Hope For Hoops

Hot Takedown talks about how the NBA might end its hiatus, the NCAA extending eligibility for student athletes, and an iRacing (i)Rabbit Hole.


 2020-03-31  48m

Olympic Flame-Out

It's been another big week of cancellations in sports, so the Hot Takedown team reacts to the postponement of the Olympic Games.


 2020-03-24  46m

2020: A Sports-Less Odyssey

Hot Takedown looks at the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on both leagues and fans, and our Rabbit Hole remembers when sports were stopped in the past.


 2020-03-17  49m

Live from Sloan: How Has RAPTOR Done So Far?

Last week, Nate Silver joined Hot Takedown on stage to discuss how RAPTOR has performed this NBA season. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on the unconventional way some players get paid.


 2020-03-10  50m

"Anybody Can Make The Final Four"

Hot Takedown discusses the chaos in men's college basketball and who our model believes should be NBA Rookie of the Year. Plus, a Rabbit Hole from spring training.


 2020-03-03  58m

"The Great 8 Is Better Than The Great One"

In Sara's absence, Neil and Geoff discuss too much hockey and debate the merits of era adjusting records. The Athletic's Meg Linehan unpacks the latest in the USWNT lawsuit.


 2020-02-25  54m