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Hot Takedown

Produced by news outlet FiveThirtyEight, Hot Takedown is a podcast "where the hot takes of the sports world meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down." While the show caters to sports enthusiasts, its content and tone invite all listeners to learn and laugh. The show is co-hosted by Sara Ziegler (FiveThirtyEight's sports editor), Neil Paine (a senior writer), and Geoff Foster (former sports editor). Together, the witty trio examines sports teams, players, and topics through a statistical lens, offering insights on everything from NFL Draft Day (see the April 28, 2020 episode) to coping with a basketball-less spring (see the March 31, 2020 episode). FiveThirtyEight first introduced the podcast in 2015, though it took a hiatus in 2018. In 2019, the show was "reborn," releasing new hour-long episodes every week. You can find these episodes, along with show notes and some additional resources referenced in each episode, at the link above. The podcast is also available on popular streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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Date of Scout Publication
June 5th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
May 28th, 2020 at 11:43am
Date Of Record Release
May 29th, 2020 at 9:35am
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