Magic/Bird has premiered on Broadway, and, according to NPR's Mike Pesca, it underwhelmed. So Pesca, on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, envisions—and, uh, sings—his ideal basketball musical. It's a wild ride. Join us, won't you?

You can listen to the full podcast here (and listen to guest panelist Tommy Craggs!!) or subscribe on iTunes.