Is this your podcast?
Sign up to track ranks and reviews from Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more
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.
Listen now
Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 363 ratings
Miss the old HTD format/hosts
I really enjoyed HTD and was excited about the prospect of an NBA focused show. What I liked about HTD and what I enjoy about the fivethirtyeight politics podcast is the unique combination of analysis delivered by people with distinctive and authentic personalities. I have mixed feelings about...Read full review »
Sebastien Jodoin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/08/17
Going to miss you guys. Thanks for all the amazing shows and best of luck with whatever you do in the future! This podcast really was some of the greatest sports coverage available!
WakeBbeginner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/17
Great concept, poor execution
Concept of using stats to take an objective look at sports couldn't be better, plus love what 538 does. Unfortunately, Kate basically just makes her own hot takes and undermines the premise. She has an amazing understanding of women's basketball, but no intuition for stats, and only follows...Read full review »
AbcdJL26 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/10/17
Recent Episodes
Hot Takedown looks at no-hitter trend in MLB and the success of older athletes like Phil Mickelson. 
Published 05/25/21
Published 05/18/21
Hot Takedown looks at the start of the NHL and NBA playoffs. Plus: a Rabbit Hole that puts age before beauty in MLB.
Published 05/18/21
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »