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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between. 

Episode Date
Trump-Biden Debate Preview. Plus: MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker offer a debate preview prior to the second and last 2020 presidential debate. They then discuss anti-Trump rhetoric, including a New York Times editorial highlighting Trump’s failures. Then, MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff joins to discuss his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, as well as his career as an MSNBC correspondent. Plus, The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Oct 19, 2020
Keith Olbermann on Political Commentary and Mitt Romney. Plus, Failed October Surprises.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the top Failed October Surprises, ranging from Hunter Biden’s emails to a Benghazi conspiracy theory. Then, Listener Mail, when they address the most pressing questions regarding the restaurant Ruby Tuesday. Then Keith Olbermann joins to discuss his political commentary on YouTube and how he got denounced by Senator Mitt Romney. Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Oct 15, 2020
Trump’s Campaign of Self-Sabotage. Plus, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the Trump campaign after Trump declined to participate in a virtual presidential debate. They then weigh in on the re-reporting of The New York Times' narrative podcast, ‘Caliphate.’ Plus, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa joins to discuss covering politics, interviewing Trump, and booking John Mayer for his senior prom.
Oct 14, 2020
Pence-Harris Debate Instant Reaction
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. They discuss each side's game plan, who came out victorious, and how they expect this debate to impact the candidates' respective campaigns going forward.
Oct 08, 2020
The President Has COVID. Plus The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin.
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President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the president’s well-being, the impact it has on the election, and how the media has responded (0:38). Then on Listener Mail, they answer the question “How would the media have covered the last four days if Joe Biden were the one in the hospital?” (26:58) Then, The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin joins to talk about his new book and his career in journalism (36:30). Plus, David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Oct 05, 2020
Debate Fallout and Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the fallout from the first presidential debate. They weigh in on responses from several reporters and news anchors (2:38) and discuss conspiracy theories that have surfaced. Then on Listener Mail, they answer the question “What cardboard cutouts should be put in the audience at the presidential debates?” (22:53) Then, Texas Monthly writer and editor Skip Hollandsworth joins to discuss his new crime podcast, ‘Tom Brown’s Body’ (32:32). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Oct 01, 2020
Biden-Trump Debate Instant Reaction
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the first presidential debate of the 2020 election with Trump and Biden. They offer their impressions and reactions, as well as predictions for the upcoming debates.
Sep 30, 2020
A Mega-Preview of Next Week’s Debate. Plus, James Poniewozik on Trump and TV.
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With presidential debates around the corner, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what to expect from both Trump and Biden (3:20). Then they answer your questions during Listener Mail and say their farewell to newspaper editor Sir Harold Evans (26:10). Plus, NYT TV critic James Poniewozik joins to discuss Trump’s impact on television, and what he expects television to look like after Trump's presidency (40:56). Plus, David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline and the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week.
Sep 24, 2020
RIP RBG. Plus, Jason Gay on Pandemic Sportswriting.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Ginsburg’s reputation on the Supreme Court and her impact (2:10). They then say their farewells to columnist and critic Stanley Crouch who died at 74 (22:08). Then Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay joins to discuss his experience being a sportswriter during a pandemic (34:18). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 21, 2020
How Big Ten Football Came Back. Plus, Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza.
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College football is back ... sort of. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the unusual return of college football, but more specifically the Big Ten (2:20). Then, Listener Mail, when they answer the question, “What’s your favorite word to try and jam into every one of your stories?” (24:20) Plus, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan White House photographer Pete Souza joins to discuss his journey in the White House and his new documentary, “The Way I See It.” (38:00) Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 17, 2020
The Joe Rogan Presidential Debate? Plus: Adam Amin on the Return of Football.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what the upcoming presidential debates could look like with moderator Chris Wallace—or perhaps Joe Rogan, who recently expressed interest in moderating on a recent episode of his podcast (3:08). They then discuss the return of the NFL (19:00) and its broadcasting as Fox sportscaster Adam Amin joins to discuss his first game back in the booth (30:40). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 14, 2020
Bob Woodward Is Back. Plus: Don Winslow on Fiction and Politics.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive deep into Trump’s recent comments to veteran journalist Bob Woodward (2:08). They question Woodward’s motives and examine whether or not he should’ve waited to release his revealing interview earlier (13:33). Novelist Don Winslow joins to discuss his latest collection of short stories, ‘Broken’ (32:10). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 10, 2020
Trump and the Troops, Back to School (Remotely), and Time’s Molly Ball on Pelosi and the Election
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect Trump’s complicated relationship with the military and the truth (2:36), and they break down Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic story on the president and the complexities of anonymous reporting (3:34:). Then, they discuss remote learning and COVID-19’s impact on education (22:37). Next, Time magazine’s Molly Ball joins to discuss her book ‘Pelosi’ (36:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 09, 2020
Brian Stelter on Fox News. Plus, the Week the Campaign Went Nuts and Listener Mail
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From antifa planes to golf metaphors and bags of soup, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the chaotic Trump campaign (2:05). Then, during Listener Mail, they answer the question, “Why does every nonfiction book have such a long subtitle?” (23:18). Then CNN commentator Brian Stelter stops by to discuss his new book, ‘Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.’ (36:10). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Sep 04, 2020
Trump’s Crime Talk, the Death of the Newsroom, and Jeff Benedict on the Patriots
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s approach to this year’s election. They break down his remarks on protesting, violence, and the Democratic Party (2:35). They then discuss the newspapers that are getting rid of their newsrooms and the impact it could have on the profession (20:30). Then, sportswriter Jeff Benedict joins to talk about his new book about the New England Patriots, ‘The Dynasty’ (31:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 31, 2020
The Best and Worst of the Republican National Convention. Plus, the NBA Strike and Listener Mail.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the best and worst of the Republican National Convention (3:00). Then they discuss the NBA strike and how it has turned the attention from Orlando to Kenosha, Wisconsin (36:10). Then it's time for Listener Mail, as the guys answer the question, “What is the highest achievement a Press Box listener can unlock?” (44:05). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 28, 2020
What Will the Republican National Convention Look Like? Plus, Sports Announcer Disasters and Ben Jacobs on Kanye for President.
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The Republican National Convention kicks off today. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what we can expect (2:58). Then, they discuss sports announcer meltdowns during the pandemic and weigh in on some of the racist, homophobic, misogynistic comments from some of the most popular announcers (20:55). Then political writer Ben Jacobs joins to discuss his journey covering the Kanye West campaign (30:30). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained Pun-Headline.
Aug 24, 2020
The Best and Worst of the Democratic Convention. Plus: Listener Mail.
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the best and worst moments from the 2020 Democratic National Convention (2:45). Then, Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “What is the worst pun meteorologists are using in 2020 and how do we stop it?” (42:40). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 21, 2020
Covering a Virtual Convention and NBA Playoffs Notes. Plus: Politico’s Alex Thompson on Biden and Obama.
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The Democratic National Convention kicks off tonight with speakers including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss what we can expect and what a virtual convention could look like (2:25). The NBA playoffs have also commenced, and they address the league’s newest free agent, Shams Charania (21:05). Then, Politico reporter Alex Thompson joins to discuss his experience on the campaign trail, and what Barack Obama really thought of vice president Joe Biden (27:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline of the Week.
Aug 17, 2020
Covering Kamala Harris and Listener Mail. Plus: Rodger Sherman on College Football Twitter
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on how the Kamala Harris selection could affect the Biden campaign (2:15). Next, Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “Why does every celebrity who gets written about by the media have a great sense of humor?” (21:45). Then, Ringer staff writer Rodger Sherman joins to discuss the news that conferences have canceled college football this fall (35:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 13, 2020
Pandemic Sports TV and the Lincoln Project. Plus: Joe Sheehan on Baseball and Writing Newsletters.
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With many major sports making their return, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss what they’re seeing on television and what's catching their attention (2:15). Then they break down the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump PAC, and its recent ads (22:35). Then, baseball writer Joe Sheehan joins to discuss his career and the current baseball climate (31:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 10, 2020
Sizing Up Biden’s Potential Veeps, Jonathan Swan, and Listener Mail
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Joe Biden will choose his running mate next week, and Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on the pros and cons for his potential vice president nominees (3:30). They then discuss Jonathan Swan’s AXIOS interview with President Trump, and how Swan’s interview tactics worked in his favor (22:10). Then, Listener Mail, when they answer the question, “Why do sideline reporters have to wear masks but coaches and players don't?” (37:10) Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. 
Aug 06, 2020
Biden’s Veep, Ellen DeGeneres, Ira Berkow on Sportswriting, and More
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As Joe Biden’s search for a running mate continues, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the media’s portrayal of the potential nominees (3:00). They then turn their attention to comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who is facing criticism after two BuzzFeed articles pulled back the curtain on her popular talk show (32:10). Then, former New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow joins to discuss column writing, Red Smith, Isaiah Thomas, and so much more. Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Aug 03, 2020
Media Notes on the NBA’s Return, Listener Mail, and Gustavo Arellano on Covering California
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The NBA is back! Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker give notes on the restart (3:10). Next, on Listener Mail, they answer the question “Why should I support local newspapers again?” (20:30) Then, L.A. Times writer Gustavo Arellano joins to talk about his experience with reporting, food writing, and growing up in Orange County (36:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 30, 2020
The Sports Comeback and Covering Portland. Plus, Diane K. Shah on Column Writing
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker assess the professional sports comeback given recent news of players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19 (2:30). They then turn their attention to Portland, where Trump has sent federal troops to enforce “law and order.” They discuss the warlike way Trump is treating the situation and how it’s affecting his campaign. (22:35) Then sportswriter Diane K. Shah joins to talk about her new memoir, which discusses what it was like to write a sports column in the '80s (28:10). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline of the Week.
Jul 27, 2020
2020 Conspiracy Theories, Listener Mail, and Jordan Ritter Conn on 'The Road From Raqqa'
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down a few recent conspiracy theories, including QAnon, the Jeffrey Epstein case, and one related to Love Connection host Chuck Woolery (1:10). Next, on Listener Mail, they answer the question “What happens when you dream about 'The Press Box'?” (16:50). Then, Ringer staff writer Jordan Ritter Conn joins to discuss his new book, The Road From Raqqa (31:30). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 24, 2020
Chris Wallace and How Sportswriting Got Weird. Plus, Chris Mannix on the NBA Bubble
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect the interview Trump had with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, and Wallace's unique position in reporting for 'Fox News Sunday' (2:30). Then, they talk about the strange position sports media types find themselves in as they cover the sports restart (28:10), right before talking to Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix from the NBA bubble (36:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 20, 2020
Sending Kids Back to School and Listener Mail. Plus, Justin Chang on Movie Reviewing Without Theaters
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive into the political battle about sending kids back to school in the fall, and what this means for the safety of kids, teachers, and their families (2:15). Then, during listener mail, they answer the question: “What do you guys think of the Bari Weiss thing?” (22:55) Then LA Times movie critic, Justin Chang, joins to discuss what it’s like to be a movie critic without movie theaters (40:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 16, 2020
Woj-gate and Fauci vs. Trump. Plus: Christopher Buckley on Satire in 2020.
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After U.S. Senator Josh Hawley issued a press release about the NBA’s relationship with China, ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski had a few words to say in reply. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Woj-gate (1:30). They then talk about the disappearance of Dr. Anthony Fauci from the media, and how the Trump administration appears to be campaigning against the expert (23:30). Then, writer Christopher Buckley joins to discuss his new novel, ‘Make Russia Great Again’ (32:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 13, 2020
Mary Trump’s Book, That Harper’s Letter, and Listener Mail
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the new book by Mary Trump, niece of Donald Trump, in which she writes about “how her family created the most dangerous man" (2:05). They then touch on the letter in Harper’s Bazaar that was signed by everyone from J.K. Rowling to Matthew Yglesias and discuss what brought these people together and what the point was (20:35). Then, they respond to some listener mail and address the urgent question, “Did The NYT reuse the heavy-weight champion of celebrity-profile headlines?" (34:15) Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 09, 2020
Trump’s Fox News Campaign, Beat Writing in the Bubble, and Ben Widdicombe on Gossip
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Trump gave two speeches during July 4 weekend, and Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss how Trump's reelection campaign and how Fox News is involved (2:10). Next, Curtis and Shoemaker take a look at what sports beat writing looks like in the age of COVID-19 (20:00). Ben Widdicombe, author and former writer for the New York Post’s Page Six and TMZ, joins to discuss his career as a gossip columnist (32:50). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jul 06, 2020
Russian Bounties, Protest Rebrands, and Listener Mail
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the story of Russian intelligence offering bounties to the Taliban for the killing of American troops (01:30), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (14:45), the Dixie Chicks' new name (18:45), and listener mail (29:30).
Jun 29, 2020
Biden Is Crushing Trump, a Washington Post Controversy, and Listener Mail
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A New York Times/Siena poll out Wednesday shows that Biden is ahead of Trump nationally. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss how the presidential race could unfold (1:20) and break down the strange story behind a Washington Post piece about a two-year-old blackface incident that got a non-famous woman fired (23:40). Then they answer the question “What do we think now about the Bubba Wallace NASCAR situation?" during Listener Mail (37:10). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained Pun Headline. 
Jun 25, 2020
Trump in Tulsa, Bubba Wallace, and the Temporary End of the Newsroom
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Donald Trump had a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, and the subject was not George Floyd or the coronavirus; Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what was said (1:15). Next, they talk about the racist incident that took place after NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace called for the ban of the Confederate flag (27:20). Lastly, Curtis and Shoemaker discuss the effects that long-term work-from-home protocols could have on the newsroom (37:00). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Jun 22, 2020
Breonna Taylor, Listener Mail, and the Seattle Protests
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Ringer staff writer Jordan Ritter Conn to talk about Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed on March 13 by Louisville police (0:45). Then, Curtis and David answer your listener mail, where they consider the question “Which White House memoir would we actually want to read?” (20:20). Then the hosts welcome Seattle Times reporter Evan Bush to talk about the Seattle protests, which have become an autonomous part of the city (38:30). Plus: the return of the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained Pun Headline.
Jun 18, 2020
The Coronavirus and the Media, the NBA and the Protests, and the Week in Trump.
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It's been 49 days without a formal White House briefing about the virus. Politico reporter Dan Diamond joins to discuss where to find critical information about the coronavirus and what he anticipates the virus will look like going forward (1:10). Then, Ringer sportswriter Paolo Uggetti joins the show to break down the latest on the NBA’s return to play, the players' interest in activism, and how it could affect the return in the fall (17:30). Then the week in Trump, in which Curtis and Shoemaker touch on the latest briefings, rallies, and more (31:10).
Jun 15, 2020
L.A. Times Columnist Erika Smith, the Protests in Washington, and Newsroom Reckonings
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by 'L.A. Times' columnist Erika Smith as she takes us through protests, column writing, and the future of the 'L.A. Times' (1:20). Next, 'Ringer' intern Lex Pryor joins the discussion from Washington, D.C., to talk about what it was like covering protests three days after the infamous Trump church photo-op (17:20). Finally, Curtis and Shoemaker break down the "media reckonings" that have resulted in the resignations from 'The New York Times,' 'The Philadelphia Inquirer,' and more (31:05).
Jun 11, 2020
Jemele Hill on Protests, Roger Goodell, and ESPN. Plus, Police Unions and James Bennet
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Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, and Chris Almeida are joined by Jemele Hill, host of the podcast 'Way Down in the Hole,' to discuss the effects of the protests that are now in their 14th day (0:45). Then, 'Philadelphia Inquirer' columnist Will Bunch joins to explain police unions and what they mean for reform (23:00). Finally, Curtis, Shoemaker, and Almeida discuss James Bennet's resignation from 'The New York Times.'
Jun 09, 2020
Reports From Brooklyn and Minneapolis, Plus: Trump Goes to Church
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After a week of protests around the country, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Ringer writer Tyler Tynes and Washington Post reporter Robert Klemko to discuss their perspectives from the ground of both cities, Brooklyn and Minneapolis.
Jun 04, 2020
George Floyd, Minneapolis, and Beyond
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Days of nationwide protests have followed the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody. Ringer writer Justin Charity joins Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, and Chris Almeida to discuss the situation unfolding before all of us.
Jun 01, 2020
Trump vs. Scarborough, Listener Mail, and Rob Mahoney on Empty Stadiums
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s latest allegations against Joe Scarborough and the supporters “urging him to stop" (1:35). Then listener mail, including the question “Will we ever again get a 'DAVID…' opener from Bryan before the intro music?” (19:05). Lastly, Curtis is joined by Rob Mahoney, sports writer at The Ringer, to explore what arenas and stadiums could sound like without a crowd (33:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
May 28, 2020
Return of the Veepstakes, Peak Sports Docs, and Will Sommer
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the veepstakes that includes Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, and Amy Klobuchar (1:35). They touch on the seemingly endless cycle of sports documentaries (21:40), and then talk with 'Daily Beast' reporter Will Sommer, who gives the inside scoop on the QAnon conspiracy theory (33:10). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker guesses the strained-pun headline. 
May 25, 2020
“Obamagate” Explainer, 'Call Her Daddy', and Listener Mail
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Trump’s claims against Obama and what he refers to as “Obamagate” (1:30) as well as the 'Call Her Daddy' podcast feud that has Dave Portnoy taking over the show, social media, and merch (including a “Cancel Suitman” hoodie) (23:00). Next is Listener Mail, where Bryan and David answer the question “If you could buy one media outlet, which would you buy and why?” and more (37:45). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David guesses the strained-pun headline.
May 21, 2020
Last Dance Wrap-up, Ronan Farrow and Ben Smith, and Lawrence Wright on Fact and Fiction
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As The Last Dance came to an end this weekend, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss its impact and what this means for ESPN (1:30). They then break down the Ronan Farrow and Ben Smith situation and give their thoughts (27:58). They are then joined by journalist and writer Lawrence Wright to discuss his new book The End of October and how it relates to our current pandemic (39:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker guesses the strained-pun headline.
May 18, 2020
Trump vs. Fauci, NFL “Fake” Crowds, Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump vs. Fauci and the debate on science (1:20), whether or not the NFL will utilize fake crowds as fans (23:30), and lastly, Listener Mail, when we answer questions including: “If Bryan and David could be the host of another 'Ringer' podcast, which would it be, and why?” Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and of course, David Shoemaker guesses the Strained Pun Headline.
May 14, 2020
COVID-19 in the White House. Plus, Michael Jordan and the Media With Jack McCallum | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the major news that COVID-19 is now inside the White House: We discuss who’s infected, what this means for the White House, and what this means for the country (1:30). Then, we are joined by longtime 'Sports Illustrated' writer Jack McCallum to discuss 'The Last Dance' and what it was like reporting on Michael Jordan (18:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, David Guesses the Strained Pun Headline, and much more!
May 11, 2020
Trump vs. David Muir, the Week in Fake Sports, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect the David Muir interview with Donald Trump (1:30), tackle the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:00), discuss the steps certain sports organizations are taking when it comes to reopening (28:22), and finally, listener mail—when David tells us about a potential *tattoo*?
May 08, 2020
Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Sports Plot a Comeback, and Ahmad Rashad
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Tara Reade, who says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, and Biden's candidacy (1:25). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:50), the sports comeback that could take us to Las Vegas (26:30), and finally, the sports reporter during the '90s who seemed to have gotten it right: Ahmad Rashad (31:30).

May 04, 2020
Coronavirus Commercials, Justin Amash, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the commercials that have touched on the pandemic, including, but not limited to, Pizza Hut, Walmart, and State Farm (2:55). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:20), new presidential nominee Justin Amash (25:20), and finally, listener mail (35:15).

Apr 30, 2020
The Reopening of America, a ’90s Dennis Rodman, and the Lysol Presidency | The Press Box
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After months of quarantine, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker touch on what it would look like to reopen America (2:00). Then, they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:22), 'The Last Dance' and the iconic ’90s figure that is Dennis Rodman (25:12), President Trump's suggestion to chug Lysol as coronavirus cure, (46:20), and more.

Apr 28, 2020
The NFL Draft Content Machine, the Coronavirus Hall of Shame Part 3, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are discussing the 2020 NFL draft: Roger Goodell’s demeanor, Jerry Jones’s setup, and all of our favorite moments (2:45). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (25:00), Part 3 of the Coronavirus Hall of Shame (29:10), and listener mail (40:40).

Apr 24, 2020
The Jordan Doc, the Death of the Indie Bookstore, and More Media Hell | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss their first impressions of the Michael Jordan documentary 'The Last Dance' (1:40). They then go over the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (35:20), the death of the beloved indie bookstore (38:05), and more from the Hall of Shame, with updates on media companies hit hard by the pandemic (48:32).

Apr 20, 2020
Michigan Protests, Cuomo on Cable, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker touch on the latest update from the president on reopening the economy and talk about the Michigan protesters, who had a lot to say (2:00). Then they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (17:30), Chris Cuomo’s comments about cable news (21:30), and finally, listener mail (31:55).

Apr 16, 2020
Celebrity Coronavirus Doctors, Trump's "Total" Authority, and ESPN Pay Cuts | The Press Box
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In the age of COVID-19 coverage, a new type of media figure has emerged: the celebrity doctor. We break down three types that have seen a lot of airtime in the past month (1:15). Plus: our overworked Twitter joke of the week (20:04), some snippets from Trump’s daily press briefings (23:02), and pay cuts at ESPN (32:57).


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Apr 14, 2020
Older Parents During a Quarantine, Sports That Are Trying to Come Back, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by producer Jim Cunningham to discuss worrying about their parents during a quarantine (2:00). They then talk about the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (19:58), sports that are trying to return ASAP (24:15), Bernie Sanders leaving the race (32:15), the Wisconsin catastrophe (35:00), and finally Listener Mail (37:50).

Apr 09, 2020
Parenting During a Quarantine and Coronavirus Corporate Hall of Shame Round 2 | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss parenting during a quarantine (2:40), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:00), all the second-class nominees that have made it into the Corporate Hall of Shame (25:20), the future of the 2020 elections (34:00), and more.

Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 and Government Power, the ESPN Jordan Doc, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the issue of the coronavirus and government power (01:00); the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (19:15); the excitement for the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance’ (24:15); and listener mail (41:00).



Apr 02, 2020
Andrew Cuomo, COVID-19 Content, and Sports Media Layoffs | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the rise of Andrew Cuomo (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:00), how you and your non-news website can continue to create content during the coronavirus pandemic (20:00), and sportswriting during this national emergency (32:30).

Mar 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Corporate Hall of Shame. Plus: Should COVID-19 News Be Free? | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at how the coronavirus fallout has been handled by Bloomberg (01:00), Harvard (08:00), the Philadelphia 76ers (12:00), the Boston Bruins (14:30), and the International Olympic Committee (18:15). Then they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:00), whether or not coronavirus news should be behind paywalls (29:30), listener mail (38:30), and more.

Mar 26, 2020
Trump’s Daily Briefings, How Bernie Blew It, and Rand Paul Tests Positive | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (21:30), how Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential nomination (24:45), Rand Paul testing positive for COVID-19 (36:00), Richard Burr dumping stocks (38:15), and more.

Mar 23, 2020
The Gaslighting of America, Biden’s Veep, and Coronavirus Media Layoffs | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Donald Trump’s gaslighting of America (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (16:30), Joe Biden choosing a running mate (21:45), some coronavirus media layoffs (39:15), and listener mail (46:00).

Mar 20, 2020
The Media in Quarantine, the NFL Marches on, and the Biden-Bernie Debate | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss covering the coronavirus from quarantine (02:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:15), the NFL’s decision to charge ahead with free agency (21:15), what sportswriters and sports TV people do with themselves when there are no games (31:15), and some of the media lowlights of the pandemic coverage (36:00).

Mar 16, 2020
Covering Coronavirus. Plus: 2020 Updates | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the coronavirus (02:00) before looking at what Bernie Sanders does next (24:00) and the discussions about Joe Biden’s health (33:30).

Mar 12, 2020
Michigan Primary Preview, Bernie’s Online Fans, and Woody Allen’s Memoir | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to preview Tuesday night’s Michigan primary (03:00) before discussing the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), Bernie Sanders’s online fans (26:30), Ronan Farrow going after his publisher, Hachette, for agreeing to publish the memoirs of his father, Woody Allen (37:00), Brian Williams’s attempt at math (51:15), and more.

Mar 09, 2020
Super Tuesday Aftermath: Biden, Bernie, Bloomberg, and Warren | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are back after a Super Tuesday blowout that left Joe Biden with the majority (03:00) and Bernie Sanders reevaluating his campaign (13:00). Also: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (27:45), the end of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign (30:30), Mike Bloomberg’s exit (44:15), and listener mail (49:15).

Mar 05, 2020
Super Tuesday Emergency Podcast | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Joe Biden’s successful Super Tuesday, how quickly Bernie Sanders lost the centrists, the future of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, Pete Buttigieg's and Amy Klobuchar's exits from the race, Chris Matthew quitting ‘Hardball,’ and more.



Mar 04, 2020
South Carolina and Super Tuesday Preview. Plus: Project Veritas and ABC | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Tuesday’s wild debate in South Carolina (03:00) and the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:15), before previewing the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday (29:00). Then they examine the Project Veritas recording of ABC News’s David Wright (43:00), and wrap up the show with listener mail (47:45).


Feb 28, 2020
Bernie the Front-runner, Chris Matthews, and Wilder-Fury | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at Bernie Sanders’s big win in Nevada (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (28:00), an unfortunate analogy from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (31:00), Anderson Cooper's grilling of Rod Blagojevich (50:30), the Deontay Wilder–Tyson Fury fight (55:00), and more.

Feb 25, 2020
The Nevada Debate, Caucus Preview, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the fallout from Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), the resurgence of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign (27:15), how to watch Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on cable news (39:30), and listener mail (46:30).

Feb 20, 2020
Nevada Debate Preview, Google Paying for News, and Charles Portis | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to look at Bloomberg and the Nevada caucuses (04:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:30), Google finally paying for news content (23:15), and the end of Jessica Mendoza’s runs with ESPN and the Mets (29:15), before bidding farewell to reclusive novelist Charles Portis (34:30).



Feb 18, 2020
Bloomberg Enters the Race, Nevada Scenarios, and Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Movie | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Mike Bloomberg’s legitimacy as a contender for the Democratic candidacy (04:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:30), the state of the Democratic race (26:00), the XFL and future of football on TV (38:00), Wes Anderson’s New Yorker movie (42:00), plus “guess the celebrity Democratic endorser” (44:45), and more.

Feb 14, 2020
Bernie Wins New Hampshire. Pete's Second. Biden Goes Bust. | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Bernie Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary, the night's biggest winners and losers, the dropouts, and more.

Feb 12, 2020
Who Really Won Iowa? Plus: Rush Limbaugh and Spotify | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the never-ending Iowa caucuses (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:45), Rush Limbaugh’s announcement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (29:45), Nancy Pelosi ripping up a copy of Trump’s speech (40:30), impeachment hero Mitt Romney (43:45), Spotify’s purchase of The Ringer (48:45), and more.

Feb 07, 2020
Emergency Podcast: Iowa Meltdown Edition | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the caucus in Iowa that hasn’t gotten any results, plus cable news follies.

Feb 04, 2020
Iowa Is Here, the Barstool Sale, and Covering the Super Bowl | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the final lead-up to the Iowa caucuses (01:55), the selling off of a major portion of Barstool Sports (17:45), and all of the goings-on from the media frenzy that is covering the Super Bowl in Miami (37:04).

Jan 31, 2020
Covering Kobe, Six Days Till Iowa, and Super Bowl Conspiracies | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant (03:00), Joe Rogan’s endorsement of Bernie to the Bernie freakout (26:30), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with NPR (35:30), plus Super Bowl conspiracy theories (40:30).

Jan 28, 2020
Trump vs. Schiff, Hacking Jeff Bezos, and 'American Dirt' | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss California Representative Adam Schiff’s statement at the impeachment trial (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:30), the hacking of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (23:15), the case of journalist Glenn Greenwald (29:15), and more.

Jan 24, 2020
The New York Times Endorsement, MLB Cheating Takes, and Trump’s Trial | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the New York Times editorial board’s endorsement for president (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:15), content from the Major League Baseball cheating scandal (24:00), Donald Trump’s Senate trial (39:15), Drew Pearson getting snubbed from the NFL Hall of Fame (44:30), and more.





Jan 20, 2020
Trump’s Trial, Tony Romo For Hire, and the Legacy of Stuart Scott | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the impeachment trial of Donald Trump (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:30), the upcoming bidding war for NFL announcer Tony Romo (20:45), the legacy of 'SportsCenter' anchor Stuart Scott (43:00), and more.

Jan 17, 2020
Democratic Debate Reaction and the Race to Iowa | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the latest round of the Democratic debates, including the back-and-forth between the Sanders and Warren campaigns (00:22), Tom Steyer getting in on the memes (21:17), and Biden's, Klobuchar's, and Buttigieg's performances (27:23).

Jan 15, 2020
Harry and Meghan Ditch the Royals, Twitter Stops a War, and Facebook and the Election | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back as senior members of the Royal family (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:00), how Twitter may have saved us from war with Iran (20:30), and how Facebook is protecting the integrity of the 2020 election, according to Teen Vogue (27:30).



Jan 10, 2020
Iran Takes, David Stern Obits, and the NFL Playoffs | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the media fallout from the airstrike that killed Iranian spymaster Qassem Soleimani (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:45), the obituaries for the late, great NBA commissioner David Stern (28:00), the first weekend of the NFL playoffs (39:45), and the coaching drama in Dallas (50:15).

Jan 07, 2020
The Year in Media, Iran, Don Imus, and the Outros | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss all things media from 2019 (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:00), Thursday night’s events in Iraq (22:00), the end of Julián Castro’s presidential campaign (28:45), the passing of Don Imus (36:15), and listener mail (46:30) before Jim Cunningham wraps up the show with 'The Press Box' Outros - Volume I. (57:45).



Jan 04, 2020
Pete Buttigieg vs. Everybody, the SEC on CBS, and ‘Cats’ Reviews | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Pete Buttigieg coming under fire from the other candidates during the debate (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:45), the terrible reviews for the new movie ‘Cats’ (25:00), the SEC leaving CBS (33:00), the winter vacations of Vogue UK’s editors (40:45), and more.

Dec 24, 2019
Trump Gets Impeached, the Democratic Debates, and 'Star Wars' | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the impeachment proceedings of Donald Trump (03:05), the stakes of the upcoming Democratic debates (26:38), the new 'Star Wars' film dividing critics and fans alike (33:20), and more.

Dec 19, 2019
A Democrat Switches Parties, Warren vs. Sanders, and ‘Bombshell’ | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the newest impeachment mini-drama (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), another Spygate scandal for the Patriots (28:15), the film ‘Bombshell’ and the making of cable news-based content (44:30), and more.

Dec 17, 2019
Impeachment Eve, One-Term Biden, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the way we consume impeachment news now vs. during the Clinton presidency (4:07), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:42), updates on Olivia Wilde’s comments regarding female reporter stereotypes (32:06), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker

Dec 13, 2019
Impeachment Is Here, Richard Jewell, and Warren Goes on Offense | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the latest in impeachment news (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), Richard Jewell and the media (28:15), an update on the 2020 Democratic race (44:30), and more.

Dec 10, 2019
The Impeachment Mess, the Critics Come for Buttigieg, and Top 10 Lists | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss how Trump considers impeachment something of a foregone conclusion (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), the beginning of the attacks on Pete Buttigieg (27:30), year-end and decade-end top-10 lists (36:00), and more.

Dec 06, 2019
Kamala Drops Out, 'Irishman' Reviews, and RIP Clive James | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Kamala Harris dropping out of the 2020 race (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:15), Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic 'The Irishman' (23:45), and pay tribute to the late, great critic Clive James (33:30).







Dec 04, 2019
Bloomberg Is Serious About This, Plus: Devin Nunes and Saving SI | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker  discuss Michael Bloomberg announcing candidacy for the Democratic nomination (03;00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (16:00), an attempt to rescue Sports Illustrated from The Maven (18:30), Devin Nunes and the Ukraine scandal (26:30), Deval Patrick puns (34:00), and more.

Nov 26, 2019
The No-Attack Democratic Debate | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the fifth Democratic debate and the performances of Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.



Nov 21, 2019
Trump Tweets Through Impeachment—Plus: Stephen A. Smith and Myles Garrett | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the latest on the possible impeachment Donald Trump (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (21:15), Stephen A. Smith on Colin Kaepernick (24:00), the Myles Garrett takefest (36:00), the newspaper scandal involving the so-called Hitler Diaries (43:15), and more.

Nov 19, 2019
Impeachment Begins, Student Newspapers, and “Increasingly Blurry Lines” | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at Wednesday’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump (02:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:00), Northwestern’s student newspaper controversy (22:15), a journalist's favorite go-to phrase (32:30), listener mail (35:00), and more.

Nov 15, 2019
Bloomberg for President, Trump's Stadium Tour, and the Diets of Reporters | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Mike Bloomberg running for president (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:30), Donald Trump’s sports stadium tour (24:15), what happens when you mistranscribe the tape of a presidential candidate (30:00), and more.



Nov 13, 2019
Impeachment, Lamar Jackson Takes, and Subscribing to Your Favorite Writer | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the latest on the possible impeachment of President Trump (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:00), subscribing to Charlie Pierce (33:00), the art of looking back at the Lamar Jackson haters (40:00), and more.


Nov 08, 2019
Beto’s Doomed Campaign, Editing Trump, and the Cable News Sign-off the Week | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Beto O’Rourke ending his presidential bid (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (25:30), Peter Osnos’s piece in The New Yorker on editing Trump (32:1 5), and an update on the 2020 United States presidential campaigns  (40:30).



Nov 05, 2019
The Fall of Deadspin, Twitter and Political Ads, and Listener Mail | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the end of Deadspin (03:00) and reveal the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:30) before chatting with Ringer writer and former Deadspin culture editor Rob Harvilla about working at the site (27:15). Then they discuss Twitter banning political ads (43:45) and wrap up the show with some listener mail (54:00).

Nov 01, 2019
Death of an ISIS Leader, Maddow vs. NBC, and D.C. Media Sports Fandom | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Donald Trump and the death of terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (21:45), Rachel Maddow taking on NBC (24:00), and the awfulness of Washington, D.C., media sports fandom (43:00).

Oct 29, 2019
The Houston Astros vs. the Media, Trump vs. Anonymous, and the New Sports Media Free Agents | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the growing feud between reporters and the Astros (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:15), the Donald Trump tell-all by an anonymous writer (21:00), free agency in sports media (29:30), and more.

Oct 25, 2019
Buttigieg and Zuck, Clinton and Gabbard, and Giving Credit for Other Reporters’ Scoops | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign hiring people Mark Zuckerberg recommended (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (17:30), whether The New York Times is giving proper credit to its competitors’ scoops (20:00), Tulsi Gabbard versus Hillary Clinton (33:30), and Donald Trump’s sleepover (44:00).


Oct 22, 2019
Trump’s Crazy Week, LeBron on China, and Shep Smith's Departure From Fox News | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at an eventful week for the president (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (25:30), LeBron James weighing in on the NBA and China (28:00), Shep Smith leaving Fox News (46:15), and more.



Oct 18, 2019
Democratic Debate Insta-reaction | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Elizabeth Warren playing the front-runner, Joe Biden keeping it simple, and Pete Buttigieg having a chance.

Oct 16, 2019
More on the NBA and China, the Matt Lauer Accusation, and Elizabeth Warren’s Teaching Job | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the latest in the NBA-China situation (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (27:45), the accusation towards Today show anchor Matt Lauer (30:30), Elizabeth Warren’s pregnancy (37:30), and more.

Oct 11, 2019
The NBA’s China Problem, Chuck Todd Loses It, and Biden’s Ukraine Response | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the response to Daryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:30), Chuck Todd losing his patience (24:45), plus the fallout from last week’s 'Sports Illustrated' layoffs (39:00).



Oct 08, 2019
Trump's Impeachment Spin, Layoffs at Sports Illustrated, and the WWE Goes to Fox | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker cover the impeachment spin presented by Donald Trump (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (17:00), grim times at 'Sports Illustrated' (21:00), WWE’s move to Fox (36:15), and more.

Oct 04, 2019
The Latest on Trump and Impeachment, Robert De Niro the Resistance Hero, and Covering 'The Joker' | The Press Box
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Oct 01, 2019
Emergency Trump-Ukraine and Impeachment | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down for an emergency podcast to discuss the latest developments with the House of Representatives opening an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump and the summary of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Sep 25, 2019
Trump and Ukraine; Bye Bye, De Blasio; and a New Buzz Bissinger Documentary | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the ongoing saga involving Donald Trump and Ukraine (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (25:30), a 2020 election update (27:30), the latest twist in the Antonio Brown–Patriots breakup (34:15), the new documentary on Buzz Bissinger (43:15), and more.

Sep 24, 2019
The Times and Kavanaugh, a Mysterious Trump Scoop, and Covering Eli Manning | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the media aftermath of the New York Times story on Brett Kavanaugh (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:45), the week the media decided Elizabeth Warren would win the Democratic nomination (25:00), an intriguing Washington Post Trump scoop (36:30), and more. 


Sep 20, 2019
The New Weinstein Book, Democratic Debate Fallout, and Joe Biden vs. Corn Pop | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about 'She Said,' the new book by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Harvey Weinstein (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (16:45), fallout from the Democratic debate (19:00), Joe Biden vs. Corn Pop (31:30), the return of Gary Larson's Far Side (36:30), and more.



Sep 17, 2019
Democratic Debate Reaction | The Press Box
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about Julián Castro vs. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren on the defensive, Kamala Harris's new strategy, and more from the ABC/Univision debate.

Sep 13, 2019
The Antonio Brown Saga, Eric Trump’s Reporting Tips, and Lana Del Rey vs. Her Critic | The Press Box
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The saga of wide receiver Antonio Brown (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:00), a preview of Biden vs. Warren at Thursday's Democratic debate (25:00), Lana Del Rey's response to a critic (24:30), Eric Trump's tips to young investigative reporters (40:15), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Sep 10, 2019
ESPN’s 40th Birthday, Joe Biden Owns His Gaffes, and a Playboy Writer vs. the White House | The Press Box
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Dan Patrick, Keith Olbermann, and the 11 p.m. SportsCenter (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:15), Joe Biden trying to own his gaffes (22:30), a Playboy journalist challenging the Trump White House (34:00), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker



Sep 06, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Videos, the Rebooting of Buttigieg, and Conservatives and Dave Chappelle | The Press Box
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Hurricane Dorian coverage (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week  (16:30), the rebooting of Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign (19:00), a bedbug saga update (27:15), the conservative alliance with Dave Chappelle (34:00), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Sep 03, 2019
Bedbugs and the New York Times, Lawrence O’Donnell’s Faceplant, and Podcasts and Plagiarism | The Press Box
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Fallout from Bret Stephens’s Twitter-bedbug beef (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (19:30), Lawrence O’Donnell’s snafu on MSNBC (24:15), news for next month’s Democratic debate (30:30), plagiarism in podcasts (33:30), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker



Aug 30, 2019
Trump Allies Troll the Media, Andrew Luck Takes, and Joe Walsh for President | The Press Box
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Aug 27, 2019
2020 Update, Baker Mayfield’s Trash Talk, and the Week in Trump | The Press Box
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Aug 23, 2019
The Future of Deadspin, Halperin’s Attempted Comeback, and Jay-Z and the NFL | The Press Box
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Aug 20, 2019
Bernie Sanders vs. the Media, a New York Times Editor’s Demotion, and “The Hunt” | The Press Box
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Aug 16, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracies, Biden's Gaffes, and Tucker Carlson's Vacation | The Press Box
3121
Aug 13, 2019
The New York Times' Bad Headline and the Anonymous Source of the Week. Plus: Are Newsletters the New Podcasts? | The Press Box
2380
Aug 09, 2019
The Shootings in El Paso and Dayton, LeBron James vs. His Former GM, and Playboy Rebooted | The Press Box
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Aug 06, 2019
CNN Democratic Debate Reactions, Night Two | Press Box
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Aug 01, 2019
CNN Democratic Debate Reactions | The Press Box
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Jul 31, 2019
Mueller Bombs, the End of Mic, and Covering Tyreek Hill | The Press Box
3736
Jul 26, 2019
Dan Le Batard vs. ESPN, Al Franken Reconsidered, and the Worst 'Lion King' Reviews | The Press Box
3268
Jul 23, 2019
Beto Get Your Act Together | The Press Box
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Jul 19, 2019
Burying the Hatchet Job | The Press Box
3261
Jul 16, 2019
The Kawhi-light Zone | The Press Box
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Jul 12, 2019
Picture Me Pollin’ | The Press Box
2995
Jul 09, 2019
Don't Pence Me In | The Press Box
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Jul 05, 2019
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Woj Bomb | The Press Box
2577
Jul 02, 2019
Night Two Debate Reactions | The Press Box
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Jun 28, 2019
Night One Debate Reactions | The Press Box
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Jun 27, 2019
Dolan Out Access | The Press Box
3282
Jun 25, 2019
Biden the Dust | The Press Box
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Jun 21, 2019
The Debate Draft Lottery and O.J. Returns | The Press Box
2624
Jun 18, 2019
Achilles Tension: Deep Fakes and Trump Bytes | The Press Box
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Jun 14, 2019
The White Man’s Wordin’ and the Art of the Campaign Flip-flop | The Press Box
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Jun 11, 2019
Trump’s European Vacation, Biden’s Plagiarism, and Duncan Hunter | The Press Box
3095
Jun 07, 2019
Everyone Dies: Michael Wolff’s New Book, Nancy Pelosi, and a Big Announcement | The Press Box
2843
Jun 04, 2019
What Version of Miley Cyrus Will We Get Next? | Tea Time
2665
May 31, 2019
Mueller’s Mulligan, the Sale of Sports Illustrated, and Naomi Wolf's Gaffe | The Press Box
3120
May 29, 2019
Celebrity Yacht Season Kickoff | Jam Session
2045
May 29, 2019
Happy Memorial Day Weekend From Tea Time and Pitbull | Tea Time
2893
May 24, 2019
De Blasio’s Announcement, Stephen A. Smith, and Brian Williams's Return | The Press Box
2965
May 21, 2019
We Learned About the James Charles BeauTube Scandal So You Don't Have To | Tea Time
2503
May 17, 2019
A Lesson in Public Relations: Constance Wu and Taylor Swift | Jam Session
2342
May 15, 2019
The New Howard Stern, Ben Shapiro DESTROYED, and Kamala Harris Reboots | The Press Box
2847
May 14, 2019
Happy Mother's Day to Our Moms, Goldie Hawn, and No One Else | Tea Time
2130
May 10, 2019
Royal Baby Emergency Podcast | Jam Session
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May 08, 2019
Sticking to Sports: The Case of Caster Semenya | Damage Control
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May 08, 2019
CBS Shake-up, Elizabeth Warren, and the End of ESPN the Magazine | The Press Box
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May 07, 2019
If Your Wedding Wasn’t Livestreamed by Diplo, Did You Even Get Married? | Tea Time
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May 03, 2019
Royal Rumors and the Celebrity Criticism Paradox | Jam Session
2548
May 01, 2019
The Modern Blockbuster, Joe Biden, and John Schulian | The Press Box
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Apr 30, 2019
Coachella, YouTube Stars, and Surviving Middle School | 4RealSeez
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Apr 29, 2019
There's No I in Tea Time But There is a "Me!" | Tea Time
3116
Apr 26, 2019
The "Wrongthink" Episode | Damage Control
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Apr 25, 2019
An Equal and Opposite Redaction: Russell Westbrook and Pete Buttigieg | The Press Box
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Apr 23, 2019
Noah Centineo Tweet or Rom-Com Dialogue | Tea Time
2259
Apr 19, 2019
Was Bey-chella Peak Coachella? | Jam Session
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Apr 17, 2019
Riding the Tiger: Julian Assange and Ernie Banks | The Press Box
4053
Apr 16, 2019
Chris Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Chris (Hemsworth) | Tea Time
2617
Apr 13, 2019
"Biohacking" Your Diet and a Meta Criticism on the Art of Apology | Damage Control
2569
Apr 11, 2019
Wade Wade … Don’t Tell Me! Joe Biden, the AAF, and Paul Pierce | The Press Box
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Apr 09, 2019
Tea Time Pooshes the Limit of Kardashian Konversation | Tea Time
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Apr 05, 2019
Kate Middleton’s Rural Rivalry and Chloë Sevigny’s Most Prized Possession | Jam Session
2640
Apr 04, 2019
The View to a Kill: Maddow, LeBron, and Rosie | The Press Box
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Apr 02, 2019
Ten Things We Love About 1999 | Tea Time
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Mar 30, 2019
A Nutty Avenatti Week | Damage Control
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Mar 27, 2019
Mueller Over and the Tom Izzo Controversy | The Press Box
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Mar 26, 2019
Once Upon a Tea Time in Hollywood | Tea Time
2342
Mar 22, 2019
Scammer Season Never Ends | Jam Session
2651
Mar 20, 2019
That’s Mr. O’Rourke to You!: Beto, Today’s NBA, and Tucker Carlson | The Press Box
3325
Mar 19, 2019
Ben Affleck’s Back (and Ben Affleck’s Back) | Tea Time
2006
Mar 15, 2019
Some Admissions-Scandal Schadenfreude | Damage Control
2484
Mar 13, 2019
Dead Solid Perfect: Dan Jenkins, Boycotting Fox, and Moonlighting for the Mets | The Press Box
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Mar 12, 2019
Look What You Made Us Do: We’re Taylor Swift Stans Now? | Tea Time
2132
Mar 08, 2019
Kardashians vs. Pinkett Smiths: A War in Calabasas | Jam Session
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Mar 07, 2019
Beto Late Than Never | The Press Box
3149
Mar 05, 2019
Are We Out of the (Jordyn) Woods Yet? | Tea Time
2131
Mar 01, 2019
Die a Hero or Live Long Enough to See Yourself Get Cancelled | Damage Control (Ep. 579)
2769
Feb 28, 2019
And the Oscar Doesn’t Go to ... | The Press Box (Ep. 578)
2529
Feb 26, 2019
Khloe Kardashian for Bachelorette, Plus: Bill Simmons! | Tea Time (Ep. 577)
2215
Feb 23, 2019
Dissecting the Latest Kardashian Scandal, Plus: a Meg Minute! | Jam Session (Ep. 576)
2726
Feb 20, 2019
Man at His Worst | The Press Box (Ep. 575)
3266
Feb 20, 2019
We Found Love In a Sparsely Decorated Kardashian Place | Tea Time (Ep. 574)
2021
Feb 16, 2019
The Art of Hate-Reading | Damage Control (Ep. 573)
2494
Feb 14, 2019
Oppo Dump! | The Press Box (Ep. 572)
3325
Feb 12, 2019
Meet the Biebers | Tea Time (Ep. 571)
2063
Feb 09, 2019
What We Talk About When We Talk About Kylie Jenner's House | Jam Session (Ep. 570)
3083
Feb 07, 2019
Venti, Vidi, Vici | The Press Box (Ep. 569)
3803
Feb 05, 2019
A Non-Football Fan's Guide to Caring About the Super Bowl | Tea Time (Ep. 568)
2245
Feb 02, 2019
A Way-Too-Early Analysis of the 2020 Presidential Candidates | Damage Control (Ep. 567)
2180
Jan 31, 2019
To Tweet, or Not to Tweet | The Press Box (Ep. 566)
3447
Jan 29, 2019
Is Christian Bale As Dick Cheney Still Hot? | Tea Time (Ep. 565)
2456
Jan 26, 2019
Alive Girl: The Jeff Bezos Saga | Jam Session (Ep. 564)
3111
Jan 24, 2019
The Adam Moss Coaching Tree | The Press Box (Ep. 563)
3418
Jan 22, 2019
Celebrity Chris Watch | Tea Time (Ep. 562)
2135
Jan 18, 2019
All the Hot Goss That’s Fit to Print | Damage Control (Ep. 561)
2117
Jan 17, 2019
New Episode, Who Dis? | The Press Box (Ep. 560)
3121
Jan 15, 2019
Not So Impressed With Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club | Jam Session (Ep. 559)
2000
Jan 10, 2019
New Year Celebrity Check-In | Tea Time (Ep. 558)
1967
Jan 05, 2019
Streaming Censorship and More Bad Blood | Damage Control (Ep. 557)
2511
Jan 04, 2019
Outlandish Celebrity Predictions for 2019 | Tea Time (Ep. 556)
2151
Dec 28, 2018
The 2018 Year in Celebrity | Jam Session (Ep. 555)
2466
Dec 26, 2018
Use Your Collusion II | The Press Box (Ep. 554)
1800
Dec 25, 2018
Use Your Collusion I | The Press Box (Ep. 553)
2892
Dec 19, 2018
The 2020 Media Primary | The Press Box (Ep. 552)
2768
Dec 14, 2018
We Need to Talk About Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas | Jam Session (Ep. 551)
1992
Dec 13, 2018
The New Online | Damage Control (Ep. 550)
2378
Dec 06, 2018
A Presidential Passing | The Press Box (Ep. 549)
3072
Dec 04, 2018
Royal Feud, Tummy Tea, and Other Assorted British Scandals | Jam Session (Ep. 548)
2182
Nov 29, 2018
The News Dump of All News Dumps | The Press Box (Ep. 547)
3847
Nov 27, 2018
Big Bad Tech | Damage Control (Ep. 546)
2318
Nov 21, 2018
A Very Goop-y Wedding | Jam Session (Ep. 545)
2082
Nov 16, 2018
Hard Pass Interference | The Press Box (Ep. 544)
3995
Nov 09, 2018
Midterms Madness | Damage Control (Ep. 543)
2600
Nov 09, 2018
Election Reaction Edition | The Press Box (Ep. 542)
4010
Nov 07, 2018
The Celebrity of It All: Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj | Jam Session (Ep. 541)
2130
Nov 01, 2018
CNN and the Bomb, the Francesa Controversies, and Megyn Kelly | The Press Box (Ep. 540)
3456
Oct 30, 2018
Paul Dano on Directing His First Film and Adapting Richard Ford's 'Wildlife' | The Big Picture (Ep. 539)
1851
Oct 25, 2018
Dissecting the Actions of Mohammad bin Salman | Damage Control (Ep. 543)
2539
Oct 25, 2018
Royal Extravaganza and Meghan and Harry’s Baby | Jam Session (Ep. 538)
2225
Oct 19, 2018
Jonah Hill on the Personal and Powerful 'Mid90s' | The Big Picture (Ep. 537)
3106
Oct 18, 2018
Kanye Goes to Washington, the Art of Sidling, and Elizabeth Warren Makes Her Move | The Press Box (Ep. 536)
3446
Oct 16, 2018
'The Oath’ and Ike Barinholtz’s Response to the Chaotic News Cycle | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)
2460
Oct 12, 2018
Finally, Taylor Swift and Gritty Are on the Same Team | Damage Control (Ep. 534)
1888
Oct 10, 2018
Trump's Taxes, 'Venom' vs. 'A Star Is Born,' and the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi | The Press Box (Ep. 536)
3464
Oct 09, 2018
‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)
2798
Oct 08, 2018
A Star Is Bradley | Jam Session (Ep. 534)
1885
Oct 03, 2018
More Ford-Kavanaugh, the "Rebirth" of the NFL, and Michael Moore | The Press Box (Ep. 533)
3186
Oct 02, 2018
David Lowery on Directing Robert Redford's Final Film, 'The Old Man and the Gun' | The Big Picture (Ep. 532)
2204
Sep 28, 2018
Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Reaction | The Press Box (Ep. 531)
3333
Sep 28, 2018
Infighting in the News Media and Canada’s Liberal Brand | Damage Control (Ep. 530)
1646
Sep 26, 2018
Covering Kavanaugh, Lee Jenkins Joins the Clippers, and the Podcast Bubble | The Press Box (Ep. 529)
3784
Sep 25, 2018
Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 528)
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Sep 21, 2018
'New York Times' Writer Caity Weaver on Profiling Celebrities, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement, and Meghan Markle | Jam Session (Ep. 527)
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Sep 20, 2018
Jian Ghomeshi, NFL Grab Bag, and Cable Storm Coverage | The Press Box (Ep. 526)
3400
Sep 18, 2018
Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 525)
1547
Sep 14, 2018
Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s Commodification of Wokeness | Damage Control (Ep. 524)
2435
Sep 13, 2018
Trump vs. (Almost) Everybody | The Press Box (Ep. 523)
3218
Sep 12, 2018
Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 522)
1479
Sep 07, 2018
‘A Star Is Born’ Wildness, the Many Personas of Jennifer Garner, and What the Geoffrey Owens Debacle Teaches Us About Celebrity Boundaries | Jam Session (Ep. 521)
2458
Sep 06, 2018
Steve Bannon, David Remnick, and the New Yorker Festival | The Press Box (Ep. 520)
2249
Sep 05, 2018
Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 519)
2032
Aug 31, 2018
The Complex Legacy That John McCain Leaves Behind | Damage Control (Ep. 518)
2042
Aug 30, 2018
Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)
3294
Aug 28, 2018
The Summer Movie Awards | The Big Picture (Ep. 516)
3396
Aug 24, 2018
‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Creates a Rom-com Star and Dissecting the Elon Musk–Grimes–Azealia Banks Saga | Jam Session (Ep. 515)
1942
Aug 22, 2018
The Nation's Editorial Pages vs. Trump, The Return of "The Swami," and ... Is New York Magazine For Sale? | The Press Box (Ep. 514)
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Aug 21, 2018
How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Earned His Spot | The Big Picture (Ep. 513)
1922
Aug 17, 2018
The Curious Case of Elon Musk and His Twitter Account | Damage Control (Ep. 512)
2427
Aug 15, 2018
The Revenge of Omarosa, ESPN's Schedule Shake-up, and Voting for the Hall of Fame | The Press Box (Ep. 511)
3139
Aug 14, 2018
We Actually Fixed the Oscars | The Big Picture (Ep. 510)
2994
Aug 09, 2018
Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover, Plus a Weekly Dose of Celebrity Yachting | Jam Session (Ep. 509)
1696
Aug 08, 2018
Trump vs. LeBron, the Ohio State Scandal, and Counter-Trolling | The Press Box (Ep. 508)
3097
Aug 07, 2018
Why Is Facebook So Bad at Moderation? | Damage Control (Ep. 507)
1916
Aug 01, 2018
The N.Y. Times in the Oval Office, Facebook's InfoWars War, and the Indignities of NFL Training Camp | The Press Box (Ep. 506)
2760
Jul 31, 2018
Making ‘Mission: Impossible’ the Best Movie Franchise, With Christopher McQuarrie | The Big Picture (Ep. 505)
2580
Jul 27, 2018
The Official Podcast of Celebrity Summer Vacations | Jam Session (Ep. 504)
2686
Jul 25, 2018
Remembering Jonathan Gold, the Downsizing of the Daily News, and Is Women's Media a “Scam”? | The Press Box (Ep. 503)
3053
Jul 24, 2018
Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Captures the Experience of Middle School and Right Now | The Big Picture (Ep. 502)
1915
Jul 20, 2018
Is Sacha Baron Cohen the Greatest Troll of Our Time? | Damage Control (Ep. 501)
2220
Jul 18, 2018
Trump's Tour of Europe, a Kinder NBA, and Sacha Baron Cohen Returns | The Press Box (Ep. 500)
2921
Jul 17, 2018
What Inspires Gus Van Sant? | The Big Picture (Ep. 499)
1206
Jul 13, 2018
The Business Side of Lindsay Lohan, Celebrity Summer Vacations, and Other Celebrity Well-wishes | Jam Session (Ep. 498)
2322
Jul 12, 2018
Ousting Scott Pruitt, the Return of the Soccer Trolls, and the NBA vs. the NFL | The Press Box (Ep. 493)
2725
Jul 10, 2018
Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is a Cinematic Acid Trip | The Big Picture (Ep. 492)
2479
Jul 09, 2018
'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Goes Big, With Peyton Reed | The Big Picture (Ep. 491)
1788
Jul 06, 2018
The Massacre at the Capital Gazette, Decision 3.0, and Failing to Report on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Press Box (Ep. 490)
2993
Jul 03, 2018
Why ‘Sicario’ Needed a Sequel, With Stefano Sollima | The Big Picture (Ep. 489)
2438
Jun 29, 2018
The Definitive Guide to "Big-Dick Energy." Plus: Mandy Moore’s Home and Celebrity-Yacht Season. | Jam Session (Ep. 488)
1729
Jun 28, 2018
Trump's Border War, Woj Dunks on the Draft, and Johnny Depp's Profile | The Press Box (Ep. 487)
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Jun 26, 2018
Do You Love Scary Dinosaurs? J.A. Bayona’s 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has Scary Dinosaurs | The Big Picture (Ep. 486)
1193
Jun 22, 2018
The Chaotic Evil of Trump’s Immigration Policy | Damage Control (Ep. 485)
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Jun 20, 2018
Trump's "Lies," the Strange Case of Ali Watkins, and Stephen A. Smith | The Press Box (Ep. 484)
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Jun 19, 2018
‘Incredibles 2’ and Brad Bird’s Super-Powered Return to Pixar | The Big Picture (Ep. 483)
1879
Jun 15, 2018
A Deep Dive Into the Timeline of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s Relationship | Jam Session (Ep. 482)
2078
Jun 13, 2018
Morgan Neville’s Mister Rogers Documentary Reminds Us to Be a Good Neighbor | The Big Picture (Ep. 481)
2034
Jun 13, 2018
Remembering Anthony Bourdain, the NY Times Doc, and 'Fire and Fury 2' | The Press Box (Ep. 480)
2497
Jun 12, 2018
Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 479)
1522
Jun 08, 2018
Where in the World Is Melania Trump? | Damage Control (Ep. 478)
2083
Jun 06, 2018
Disinviting the Eagles, Clinton's Book Tour, and Sitcom Sign-offs | The Press Box (Ep. 477)
3111
Jun 06, 2018
Truth, Fiction, and a Hollywood Heist Movie, With Bart Layton | The Big Picture (Ep. 476)
1852
Jun 01, 2018
The Pusha-T-Drake Mess With a Dash of Kim Kardashian on the Side | Jam Session (Ep. 475)
2849
May 30, 2018
'Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 474)
2335
May 25, 2018
Uber, Facebook, and Elon Musk Seek Image Repair | Damage Control (Ep. 473)
1769
May 23, 2018
The Mueller Investigation Turns 1, Royal Wedding Reactions, and the Repackaging of A-Rod | The Press Box (Ep. 472)
2950
May 22, 2018
Making ‘First Reformed,’ the Best Movie of the Year So Far, With Paul Schrader | The Big Picture (Ep. 471)
1857
May 21, 2018
Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Debate | The Big Picture (Ep. 470)
2529
May 18, 2018
Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show
957
May 17, 2018
A Royal Wedding Mailbag Spectacular | Jam Session (Ep. 469)
3137
May 16, 2018
How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 468)
3060
May 15, 2018
Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 467)
1783
May 14, 2018
Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 466)
1834
May 10, 2018
Dissecting the Response to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" | Damage Control (Ep. 465)
2118
May 09, 2018
Rudy Giuliani Opens Up, Peter King Says Goodbye, and the Joy Reid Affair | The Press Box (Ep. 464)
3050
May 08, 2018
TMZ's Van Lathan on His Confrontation With Kanye West | Jam Session (Ep. 463)
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May 02, 2018
The Cosby Conviction, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and Francesa's Return | The Press Box (Ep. 462)
3119
May 01, 2018
Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 461)
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Apr 27, 2018
The Old Kanye Is Gone | Damage Control (Ep. 460)
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Apr 25, 2018
Trump and Haberman, LeBron's Sideline Interview, and the Meltdown at Harper's | The Press Box (Ep. 459)
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Apr 24, 2018
William Friedkin Meets a Real-Life ‘Exorcist’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 458)
2325
Apr 23, 2018
4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 457)
2551
Apr 20, 2018
Beychella or Bust and the Khloe Kardashian–Tristan Thompson Scandal Timeline | Jam Session (Ep. 456)
2547
Apr 18, 2018
Hannity Revealed, Comey’s Book, and Spinning the Syria Attacks | The Press Box (Ep. 455)
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Apr 17, 2018
Life and Death in the American West With ‘Lean on Pete’ Director Andrew Haigh | The Big Picture (Ep. 454)
1918
Apr 13, 2018
Facebook in the Hot Seat and the Problem With ‘The Simpsons’ | Damage Control (Ep. 453)
2066
Apr 12, 2018
The Hiring (and Firing) of Kevin D. Williamson, 'The Simpsons' and the Problem With Apu, and Sinclair's Propaganda Machine | The Press Box (Ep. 452)
3130
Apr 11, 2018
'Blockers’ and the Revival of the Studio Comedy With Kay Cannon | The Big Picture (Ep. 451)
1826
Apr 06, 2018
Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon's Friendship Down Under, the Tatum-Dewan Breakup, and the Nxivm Scandal | Jam Session (Ep. 450)
2292
Apr 04, 2018
Trump Takes on Amazon (Again), ESPN’s New Morning Show, and the Next Installment in the Chronicles of Tiger Woods | The Press Box (Ep. 449)
2850
Apr 03, 2018
Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 448)
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Mar 30, 2018
Breaking: 'Ready Player One' Isn't the 'Black Panther' for Gamers | Damage Control (Ep. 447)
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Mar 29, 2018
Cults, Sex, and the American Dream in 'Wild Wild Country' I The Big Picture (Ep. 446)
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Mar 27, 2018
Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Problem, a Goldilocks Story in Pro-Trump Medialand, and the Buyer’s Guide to Sports Illustrated | The Press Box (Ep. 445)
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Mar 27, 2018
Ben Affleck's Fantastical Back Tattoo: A Timeline | Jam Session (Ep. 444)
2437
Mar 21, 2018
Extorting John Skipper, the New Power of Cable News, and March Media Madness | The Press Box (Ep. 443)
2847
Mar 20, 2018
The Best Movies at the SXSW Film Festival | The Big Picture (Ep. 442)
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Mar 16, 2018
How Not to Talk About ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Ava DuVernay | Damage Control (Ep. 441)
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Mar 15, 2018
The Stormy Daniels Affair, "Unplugging" From Twitter, and ESPN's Nostalgia Problem | The Press Box (Ep. 440)
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Mar 13, 2018
Cory Finley Breaks From the Stage with ‘Thoroughbreds’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 439)
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Mar 09, 2018
Oscars Takes, Hope Hicks's Exit, and Lack of Institutional Control | The Press Box (Ep. 438)
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Mar 06, 2018
Oscars Postgame Report, Barbra Streisand’s Cloned Pups, and Serena Williams’s Four Billboards | Jam Session (Ep. 437)
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Mar 06, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ Transformation With Francis Lawrence | The Big Picture (Ep. 436)
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Mar 02, 2018
Will The Real Donald Glover Please Stand Up? | Damage Control (Ep. 435)
2335
Feb 28, 2018
The NRA's Media Presence, the Troubles of Covering the Olympics, and Deconstructing The Player's Tribune | The Press Box (Ep. 434)
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Feb 28, 2018
Is ‘Three Billboards’ Actually Just ‘Crash’ 2.0? Plus, Other Oscars Takes | The Big Picture (Ep. 433)
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Feb 27, 2018
'Annihilation,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ and Alex Garland’s Disturbing Sci-Fi Vision | The Big Picture (Ep. 432)
2070
Feb 23, 2018
Jennifer Aniston’s Divorce, Amy Schumer’s Wedding, and What’s Going on With Jennifer Lawrence’s Career? | Jam Session (Ep. 431)
1697
Feb 21, 2018
The Parkland Shooting Coverage, LeBron James Won't "Shut Up and Dribble," and New York Times Op-Ed Opinions | The Press Box (Ep. 430)
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Feb 20, 2018
Yance Ford Made ‘Strong Island’ to Face Down the Past | The Big Picture (Ep. 429)
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Feb 19, 2018
Why Stop-Motion Animation Takes Forever to Make, With Nick Park | The Big Picture (Ep. 428)
1519
Feb 16, 2018
Memes Gone Wrong at the Olympics, Barack and Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits, and the New York Times’ Op-Ed Problem| Damage Control (Ep. 427)
1843
Feb 14, 2018
The Great Tom Brady Catfish Hoax of 2018, 'Black Panther' Pre-Backlash, and Woj vs. Shams | The Press Box (Ep. 426)
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Feb 13, 2018
The Rise of Alex Ross Perry: From the Art House to the Mouse House | The Big Picture (Ep. 425)
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Feb 12, 2018
'Icarus’ Filmmaker Bryan Fogel on Why Russia Won’t Be at the Olympics | The Big Picture (Ep. 424)
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Feb 09, 2018
Kylie Jenner’s Baby Announcement, Armie Hammer’s Tracksuit Tour, and the Latest in Celebrity Real Estate | Jam Session (Ep. 423)
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Feb 08, 2018
The Super Bowl Media-splosion, Trouble at the L.A. Times, and the Journalism Bubble | The Press Box (Ep. 422)
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Feb 06, 2018
The Art of True Crime Documentary with Erin Lee Carr | The Big Picture (Ep. 421)
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Feb 02, 2018
Dystopia in the USA and the Search for Utopia in 'Black Panther' | Damage Control (Ep. 420)"
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Feb 01, 2018
Covering Larry Nassar, Interviewing Jason Isbell, and the Future of FiveThirtyEight | The Press Box (Ep. 419)
2878
Jan 30, 2018
Meryl Streep Joins ‘Big Little Lies,’ Ellen Pompeo’s Money Talk, and the Latest in Celeb Real Estate | Jam Session (Ep. 418)
2235
Jan 25, 2018
Oscar Season: The Snubs and Surprises of the Academy Awards Nominations | The Big Picture (Ep. 417)
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Jan 23, 2018
Goodbye to The Awl, Criticisms of Romo, and Slate’s New Look | The Press Box (Ep. 416)
2935
Jan 23, 2018
Babe.net and the Difficulties of Reporting on Sexual Misconduct | Damage Control (Ep. 415)
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Jan 19, 2018
'The Press Box': Anatomy of a Walk Off (Ep. 414)
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Jan 16, 2018
Through the Ringer Promo
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Jan 13, 2018
'The Big Picture': Making Kick-Ass Liam Neeson Movies With Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Ep. 415)
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Jan 12, 2018
'The Press Box': Scooping the Scoop (Ep. 414)
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Jan 09, 2018
‘Jam Session’: Golden Globes 2018 and Oprah for President? (Ep. 413)
2274
Jan 08, 2018
This Week in Ringer Culture, Including the Chappelle Specials (Jan. 2-5, 2018) (Ep. 412)
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Jan 06, 2018
This Week in Ringer Sports, Including the Possible Demise of the Patriots Dynasty (Jan. 2-5, 2018) (Ep. 411)
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Jan 06, 2018
'Damage Control': To Ban or Not to Ban Logan Paul and Donald Trump: That Is the Question (Ep. 410)
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Jan 05, 2018
Bachelor Party Promo
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Jan 03, 2018
'The Big Picture': The Urgency of ‘The Post’ With Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer (Ep. 409)
1900
Dec 29, 2017
'The Press Box': Heroes and Villains (Ep. 408)
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Dec 28, 2017
'This Week in Ringer Culture' (Dec. 18-22, 2017) (Ep. 406)
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Dec 23, 2017
'This Week in Ringer Sports' (Dec. 18-22, 2017) (Ep. 407)
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Dec 23, 2017
'The Big Picture' - The Best Movies of 2017 (Ep. 405)
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Dec 22, 2017
'The Press Box': Let The Past Die (Ep. 404)
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Dec 22, 2017
‘Star Wars’: The Lean Years (Ep. 403)
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Dec 21, 2017
'Damage Control': Two Black Thinkers, Two White Agitators (Ep. 402)
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Dec 20, 2017
The Big Picture' - ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson (Ep. 401)
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Dec 18, 2017
'This Week in Ringer Culture' (Dec. 11-15, 2017) (Ep. 400)
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Dec 16, 2017
'This Week in Ringer Sports' (Dec. 11-15, 2017) (Ep. 399)
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Dec 16, 2017
'The Press Box': 'The Last Jedi,' Francesa's Farewell, and the Twitter Quitter (Ep. 398)
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Dec 16, 2017
'The Big Picture' - Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? (Ep. 397)
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Dec 15, 2017
‘Jam Session’: Armie Hammer, J-Rod Watch, and George Clooney's Bag of Money (Ep. 396)
1750
Dec 13, 2017
This Week in Ringer Sports (Dec. 4-8, 2017) (Ep. 395)
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Dec 09, 2017
This Week in Ringer Culture (Dec. 4-8, 2017) (Ep. 394)
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Dec 09, 2017
'The Press Box’: @$$holes Like Us (Ep. 393)
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Dec 09, 2017
'The Big Picture' — Sean Baker’s Wondrous ‘The Florida Project’ (Ep. 392)
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Dec 08, 2017
This Week in Ringer Sports (Nov. 27–Dec. 1, 2017) (Ep. 391)
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Dec 02, 2017
This Week in Ringer Culture (Nov. 27–Dec. 1, 2017) (Ep. 390)
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Dec 02, 2017
The Big Picture - Errol Morris's Catnip for Conspiracy Theorists (Ep. 389)
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Dec 01, 2017
‘The Press Box’ —Stop The Presses! (Ep. 388)
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Dec 01, 2017
‘Jam Session’ — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Engagement (Ep. 387)
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Nov 30, 2017
'The Big Picture' — Joe Wright Bounces Back From His Darkest Hour (Ep. 386)
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Nov 22, 2017
This Week in Ringer Culture (Nov. 13-17, 2017) (Ep. 385)
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Nov 18, 2017
This Week in Ringer Sports (Nov. 13-17, 2017) (Ep. 384)
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Nov 18, 2017
'The Big Picture' — The Past, Present, and Future of Superhero Movies (Ep. 383)
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Nov 17, 2017
'The Press Box’ — Lies, Damned Lies, and Locker Room Quotes (Ep. 382)
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Nov 16, 2017
‘Jam Session’ — Gal Gadot, Cardi B, and the Last Taylor Swift Discussion of 2017 (Ep. 381)
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Nov 15, 2017
'The Big Picture' — Greta Gerwig on ‘Lady Bird,’ One of the Year’s Best Movies (Ep. 380)
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Nov 13, 2017
This Week in Ringer Culture (Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017) (Ep. 379)
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Nov 11, 2017
This Week in Ringer Sports (Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017) (Ep. 378)
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Nov 11, 2017
Damage Control - Assessing Louis C.K’s Career and Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ (Ep.377)
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Nov 11, 2017
The Big Picture — Passing Time With Richard Linklater (Ep. 376)
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Nov 10, 2017
'The Press Box’ — Entertainment Writing: SVU (Ep. 375)
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Nov 10, 2017
'The Big Picture' — How to Make a Marvel Movie Funny With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi (Ep. 374)