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Rank #25 in News Commentary category

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

iTunes Ratings

2295 Ratings
Average Ratings
1736
164
110
107
178

Unprecedented

By sofakushin - May 09 2020
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Quickly became one of my favorite Ringer pods.

Fun listen

By Johnb1595 - May 09 2020
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I really enjoy this Podcast.

iTunes Ratings

2295 Ratings
Average Ratings
1736
164
110
107
178

Unprecedented

By sofakushin - May 09 2020
Read more
Quickly became one of my favorite Ringer pods.

Fun listen

By Johnb1595 - May 09 2020
Read more
I really enjoy this Podcast.
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The Press Box

Latest release on Jul 13, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Oppo Dump! | The Press Box (Ep. 572)

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How former New York Times editor Jill Abramson got cancelled (03:00), Kevin Durant and the future of NBA media relations (28:30), and Jeff Bezos vs. The National Enquirer (43:15).


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Feb 12 2019

55mins

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Rank #2: 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

57mins

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Rank #3: 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

52mins

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Rank #4: Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 479)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with filmmaker Ari Aster to discuss his first full-length feature, ‘Hereditary,’ and the process of crafting a deeply disturbing experience for moviegoers.

Jun 08 2018

25mins

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Rank #5: The Adam Moss Coaching Tree | The Press Box (Ep. 563)

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The high-stakes journalism standoff following the BuzzFeed scoop (02:30), NFL referees blow a call in the worst possible media age (25:00), and Adam Moss stepping down after 15 years as editor of New York Magazine (40:30).


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Jan 22 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: The Definitive Guide to "Big-Dick Energy." Plus: Mandy Moore’s Home and Celebrity-Yacht Season. | Jam Session (Ep. 488)

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The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins get together to take a look at Mandy Moore’s recently completed mid-century mansion (0:30), explain the concept of "Big-Dick Energy" (7:54), and celebrate the start of celebrity-yacht season (20:12).


Check out Mandy Moore's home here.

Check out Allison P. Davis's article on "Big-Dick Energy" here.

Jun 28 2018

28mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 268: Top-50 Fast Food Items With Bill Simmons and Joe House

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Joe House so they can respond to The Ringer's top-50 fast food list and offer up their thoughts on which items were overrated, underrated, and properly rated.

Feb 28 2017

33mins

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Rank #8: 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

54mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 280: ‘Bachelor Party’ — The Season Finale

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The Ringer’s Juliet Litman is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Nick’s decision to choose Vanessa over Raven (0:30), things they’d rather see in a finale (7:30), and a new version of 'The Bachelor' with celebrities (18:50). Then Ringer 'Bachelor' recap writer Rodger Sherman joins to further dissect Monday's finale (32:12).

Mar 14 2017

49mins

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Rank #10: 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

55mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 258: ‘Bachelor Party’ With The Bachelor Nick Viall

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The Ringer’s Juliet Litman sits down with the Bachelor, Nick Viall, to talk about being on the show four times (1:30), kissing in front of the other contestants (7:14), and his biggest surprise thus far(11:20).

Feb 14 2017

35mins

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Rank #12: 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

58mins

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Rank #13: Are We Out of the (Jordyn) Woods Yet? | Tea Time

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Taylor Swift is dropping some major hints that she's going to release new music (1:00). A follow-up to our investigation of the Tristan-Khloe-Jordyn saga (5:14). A new investigation into whether Brie Larson is actually friends with Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence (17:25). And Liz brings back her worst take of the week (22:49).


Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer

Mar 01 2019

35mins

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Rank #14: Dissecting the Latest Kardashian Scandal, Plus: a Meg Minute! | Jam Session (Ep. 576)

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Khloe Kardashian split with Tristan Thompson this week after allegedly finding out he cheated on her with Kylie Jenner’s best friend (2:10). Lee Radziwill, sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, passed away last week, and The New York Times gave her a very rude obituary (17:07). We introduce a new segment called Meg Minute (28:30) and host another round of Celebrity Real Estate Corner (39:26)!


Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins


Read The New York Times obituary of Lee Radziwill here.

Watch the Architectural Digest tour of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's home here.

Feb 20 2019

45mins

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Rank #15: Dan Le Batard vs. ESPN, Al Franken Reconsidered, and the Worst 'Lion King' Reviews | The Press Box

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Dan Le Batard challenges ESPN’s no-politics policy (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:00), Jane Mayer’s big New Yorker re-examination of the Al Franken affair (29:15), panning ‘The Lion King’ (49:00), and more.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Jul 23 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: All the Hot Goss That’s Fit to Print | Damage Control (Ep. 561)

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced this week that he and his wife are getting divorced (1:51); shortly after, the National Enquirer published a report detailing Bezos’s affair (10:41). Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson received blowback after several journalists called out her book for being factually incorrect (16:33)—an example of what happens when you let Twitter become your fact checker (25:47).


Hosts: Kate Knibbs and Justin Charity

Jan 17 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: CNN Democratic Debate Reactions | The Press Box

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Elizabeth Warren takes on the moderates, Bernie writes the damn bill, and CNN makes John Delaney a star.


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Jul 31 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: 'The Press Box’ — Viva La Mothership (Ep. 368)

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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down for an emergency discussion about ESPN's cancellation of 'Barstool Van Talk' (02:00), the 'New York Times' interview with the cofounders of 'The Athletic' (21:30), and the end of Jemele Hill's suspension (33:30).

Oct 24 2017

52mins

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Rank #19: ‘Jam Session’ — An Unhappy Conversation About Taylor Swift (Ep. 346)

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The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Taylor Swift's shaky roll-out of her new single, 'Look What You Made Me Do,' and accompanying VMA video release (5:00), Swift's corporate sponsorships (12:00), Katy Perry's credibility in the pop music world (17:00), and the winners and losers from MTV's Video Music Awards (22:00).

Aug 28 2017

28mins

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Rank #20: Do You Love Scary Dinosaurs? J.A. Bayona’s 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has Scary Dinosaurs | The Big Picture (Ep. 486)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker J.A. Bayona about his new film, 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' and what it’s like creating a terrifying new dinosaur and diving into a major franchise.

Jun 22 2018

19mins

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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

59mins

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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 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

51mins

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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

57mins

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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

49mins

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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

58mins

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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

48mins

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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

58mins

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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

41mins

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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

43mins

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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

49mins

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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

56mins

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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

1hr 3mins

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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

56mins

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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

56mins

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“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

52mins

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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

1hr 4mins

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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

52mins

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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

58mins

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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

58mins

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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

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iTunes Ratings

2295 Ratings
Average Ratings
1736
164
110
107
178

Unprecedented

By sofakushin - May 09 2020
Read more
Quickly became one of my favorite Ringer pods.

Fun listen

By Johnb1595 - May 09 2020
Read more
I really enjoy this Podcast.