The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

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Alex W.
 Aug 14, 2020
They're back! They're back! Deadspin was a good website. Defector will be one too.

Zack
 Aug 6, 2020


 Jul 28, 2020

Description

From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.


Episode Date
Do You Want to Jam Some Tunes? (with Albert Burneko)
2704
This week, Drew and Roth are joined by Defector’s Albert Burneko to talk turkey, cigar hangovers, and getting too old for World of Warcraft marathons. Plus, a debatable mashup and one of the best reactions to Guy of the Week ever recorded on our show. Visit defector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2020
It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)
3313
Reeves Wiedeman joins Drew and Roth to talk venture capital, adult dormitories, and Justin Timberlake’s acting career. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And a brand-new game. Wiedeman’s book, Billion Dollar Loser, is available now. Visit defector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)
3554
Drew and Roth talk to Isaac Chotiner of The New Yorker about celebrity profiles, why the best fruit is unripe, scones, and more. Plus, Roth can't escape a mashup and questions from the Funbag! Visit defector.com  And don't forget to buy this shirt.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
Words Will Only Get You So Far
3002
Drew and Roth discuss what’s on everyone’s minds — toilet paper, Hallmark Christmas movies, and, of course, the election. Plus, questionable tweets and more questions from the Funbag! Visit defector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2020
Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)
3492
Drew and Roth talk to Defector’s Justin Ellis about cinematic lighting, selling souls, and what Scooby-Doo’s pals can teach us about masculinity. Plus, Funbag! And all that other good stuff. Visit defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2020
Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)
3234
Drew and Roth talk to Anna Merlan of Vice about good truck stops, and conspiracy theory enthusiasts. Plus, the usual shenanigans, like the Funbag! Anna's excellent book, Republic of Lies is available now. Visit defector.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2020
Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)
3018
Drew and Roth talk to Megan Greenwell about her cute dog’s stupid bark, student newspapers, and why watching college football is inexcusable. Plus, a mash up, the return of the poison chalice, and questions from the Funbag! the Visit defector.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2020
Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)
3069
The LOX join Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' infamous pizza order, juice bars, and which NY sports team is the absolute worst right now. Plus, the return of the Funbag! Check out the LOX's new album Living Off Xperience now. Visit defector.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2020
Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)
3242
Bob Mould (!!!) joins Drew & Roth the morning after the debate to talk why masks are easier than condoms, pro wrestling deep cuts, and more. Plus, the brief and oddly natural return of “Maine Talk.” Check out Bob’s new album Blue Hearts, available now. Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
You Can Finally Be a Certified Dick (w/Tim Marchman)
3348
Drew & Roth are joined by the worlds greatest parsley weirdo Tim Marchman of Vice to talk great reporting on the post office, Covid playoffs, and the final boss of quarantine yuppie self improvement. Plus, Funbag! And that other good stuff.  Episode Description: Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)
1651
Drew & Roth talk to Shane Ryan about the legacy of Tiger Woods in this bonus episode originally produced for All-American: Tiger. Please note this was recorded before the 2020 U.S. Open. Subscribe to All-American: Tiger here. New episodes of The Distraction are out on Thursdays. Visit Defector.com to subscribe to Drew & Roth's site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2020
Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones
3141
Bomani Jones joins Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' pizza preference, Darva Conger, and college football. Bomani shares the worst thing that could possibly happen to him and his greatest dream. Plus, Funbag! And Roth's feelings about The Mets sale. Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen
3421
Drew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Lauren Theisen to talk NHL, give an NFL preview, and wonder if Drew has an affinity for other Drews. Plus, a mashup, remembering a guy, and Funbag! Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto
3381
Drew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Ray Ratto to talk college football, debate fake crowd noise, and, of course, answer questions from the Funbag!  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football
3214
Drew & Roth welcome their first guest, Yahoo’s Andy Behrens. But first, a note from Drew. Plus, Funbag! and bonus typing sounds.  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video
2983
Drew & Roth remember a guy, talk about why your team sucks, and inadvertently create a new segment called, "Maine Talk."  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!
3382
Drew and Roth never could stick to sports and now no one is asking them to, so...THEY'RE BACK! The guys catch up on the sports stories they didn't get to these many months, question the validity of the bay leaf as an ingredient, and try to make sense of this strange season of baseball. Plus, stupid Funbag questions! Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
Introducing: The Distraction
71
The Distraction premieres on podcast players everywhere, August 13. Head to defector.com for more info. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2020