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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 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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the caucus in Iowa that hasn’t gotten any results, plus cable news follies.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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