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 48m. Bisher sind 384 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

Live Sports? In This Economy?

Hot Takedown covers a new poll about what fans need to feel safe at live sporting events and discuss how it applies to the NBA. Then, an NCAA bribery Rabbit Hole, as a treat.


 2020-05-12  48m

U.S. Soccer's Big Day In Court

Hot Takedown talks to The Athletic's Meg Linehan about the latest news in the USWNT's lawsuit, and surveys which American leagues might be closest to reopening.


 2020-05-05  53m

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