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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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*?
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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
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).
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
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).
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).
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.
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.
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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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