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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

"They Fixed The NBA All-Star Game"

Changes to the NBA All-Star Game were well received but we have a few more ideas to improve the weekend. Plus, Manchester City's scandal and a Rabbit Hole on NFL dynasties.


 2020-02-18  51m

Kobe Bryant: On and Off The Court

Hot Takedown examines the full scope of Kobe Bryant's legacy and our Rabbit Hole celebrates some very bad hockey teams.


 2020-02-11  47m

"The Niners Choked"

A close look at the Chiefs' Super Bowl comeback, why the Red Sox might trade Mookie Bets and a Rabbit Hole on improbable brawls.


 2020-02-04  55m

"Will Jimmy Garoppolo Be The Hero?"

Our Super Bowl Special! What to expect from the 49ers and the Chiefs this Sunday, the next frontier of football analytics and a Rabbit Hole on an unconventional champion.


 2020-01-28  55m

Sign Stealing: Worse Than Steroids!

The Astros sign-stealing scandal is back in the headlines and we're still not convinced it's worth the hype. Our Rabbit Hole examines the limitations of the Rooney Rule.


 2020-01-21  58m

"The Ravens Always Choke"

The Titans pulled off the largest NFL playoff upset (according to Elo), social media is transforming how we cover the NBA and a Rabbit Hole on what the NHL is doing right.


 2020-01-14  1h2m

"No One Believed In Us, And Rightfully So"

The NFL had a genuinely wild, wild-card weekend and Joe Burrow may be the most efficient college quarterback ever. Plus, Vince Carter's unique role in the NBA.


 2020-01-07  59m

A Decade In Sports

Hot Takedown explores the past 10 years in sports by assessing statistical changes, unlikely champions and new world records.


 2019-12-31  44m

STAT SCHOOL: From Box Scores to RAPTOR

Hot Takedown unpacks the evolution of statistics in the NBA.


 2019-12-24  56m

Bonus Episode: The Fullback Comeback

An interview from the ESPN Daily podcast that featured FiveThirtyEight's Josh Hermsmeyer. Josh recently wrote about the resurgence of fullbacks in the NFL.


 2019-12-19  14m