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Author: The Ringer

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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. 

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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).
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.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the fifth Democratic debate and the performances of Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Elizabeth Warren playing the front-runner, Joe Biden keeping it simple, and Pete Buttigieg having a chance.
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.
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).
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.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker continue their discussion on Donald Trump and the push for impeachment (03:00), before going through the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:30), Robert DeNiro getting political on ‘The Irishman’ press tour (22:30), the coverage of ‘The Joker’ (26:00), and more.
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.
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.
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Comments (5)

Carriejovan

How do I find this podcast????

Jun 8th
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Sabreena Ahmed

is this replacing jam session? I love jam session

Jan 7th
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Prakash Joy

Stop this....!! She is feminist and aarogant.

Dec 14th
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iTunes User

Solid group of people but a pain to get subscribed to 4+ podcast with different topics when you only wanted one or two of them

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

We need Zach Lowe!!

Aug 30th
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