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(2017)

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The Press Box

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Rank #75 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
Sports
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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

2017 Ratings
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1535
145
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144

insightful

By lucas2005 - Nov 08 2019
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really interesting. an easy listen

So great!

By Añdÿ - Oct 07 2019
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A request for a full “guess the strained pun headline” special episode. It’s great!

iTunes Ratings

2017 Ratings
Average Ratings
1535
145
97
96
144

insightful

By lucas2005 - Nov 08 2019
Read more
really interesting. an easy listen

So great!

By Añdÿ - Oct 07 2019
Read more
A request for a full “guess the strained pun headline” special episode. It’s great!

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The Press Box

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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. 

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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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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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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'The Big Picture' - The Best Movies of 2017 (Ep. 405)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, Amanda Dobbins and K. Austin Collins rank and debate the best movies of 2017.

Dec 22 2017

38mins

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'The Big Picture' - Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? (Ep. 397)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald go back to 2007 to discuss the most fascinating year for movies in recent memory.

Dec 15 2017

41mins

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Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 448)

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In preparation for Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One,’ The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan discuss and debate the prolific filmmaker's best movies of all time. They cover everything from ‘Jaws’ to ‘Jurassic Park,’ from the ‘Indiana Jones’ series to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ and many, many more (1:00). And later, CEO of The Ringer Bill Simmons stops by to give his take on how terrifying 'Jaws' was and Spielberg's career (43:00).


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Mar 30 2018

1hr 5mins

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'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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‘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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The Great Rom-Com Debate (Ep. 355)

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The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins and Shea Serrano ask and answer three essential questions regarding the romantic comedy genre: Is this creepy? (1:20); Is this a rom-com? (16:20); and, Who belongs in the Rom-Com Hall of Fame? (25:40).

Sep 27 2017

37mins

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Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 461)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and David Shoemaker take an exhaustive trip through the galaxy to break down the plot twists, character deaths, and paths forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the action-packed, plot-heavy ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ SPOILER ALERT: The second half of this episode contains serious spoilers for the movie. Be warned!

Apr 27 2018

1hr 6mins

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'Bachelorette Party' — With Nick Viall (Ep. 327)

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In the absence of a new 'Bachelorette' episode, The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by friend and former Bachelor Nick Viall for a free-for-all podcast. They talk about some common misconceptions about 'Bachelor in Paradise', life after reality TV, the Kardashians, NBA players, and much more.

Jul 07 2017

1hr 8mins

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'Bachelorette Party' — First Impressions With the Sports Gal (Ep. 310)

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The Ringer's Juliet Litman sits down with the Sports Gal to discuss Rachel's debut as the Bachelorette (02:00), the "whaboom" guy (06:00), a not-so-romantic kiss with Bryan (14:30), their sleeper picks (18:50), the unacceptable purring (25:00), and some of their favorite entrance props (30:45).

May 23 2017

44mins

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We Need to Talk About Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas | Jam Session (Ep. 551)

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married last week (1:16) and their splashy wedding celebration sparked some suspicions about the nature of their relationship (11:51). Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan are on a press tour for their movie ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and we’re loving it (23:27). And the onslaught of bad press against Meghan Markle continues (27:44).

Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins

Read the Atlantic article on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas here.

Dec 13 2018

33mins

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The Fall of Deadspin, Twitter and Political Ads, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

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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).

Nov 01 2019

1hr 2mins

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Oscar Season: The Snubs and Surprises of the Academy Awards Nominations | The Big Picture (Ep. 417)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins react to the 2018 Oscar nominations. They break down the front-runners, the most shocking snubs, and what to look forward to come March 4. Also: the Academy’s apparent love of fish sex.


https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/23/16923366/academy-award-nominations-get-out-lady-bird-three-billboards-shape-of-water-snubs-surprises

Jan 23 2018

1hr

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We Actually Fixed the Oscars | The Big Picture (Ep. 510)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Bill Simmons, and Amanda Dobbins discuss the recent announcement about upcoming changes to the Academy Awards and debate how to usher the ceremony into the new era.

Aug 09 2018

49mins

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Sports in the Age of Trump With Bryan Curtis (Ep. 300)

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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis is joined by BuzzFeed's Joel Anderson to discuss Donald Trump's impact on the NFL, the price of Colin Kaepernick's protest (6:00), Trump's ideal athlete lifestyle (11:00), and the political climate within football locker rooms (17:00). Then, The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins to discuss the similarities between CNN and ESPN (23:30) and the intersections between sports and political coverage (31:00). Finally, The Ringer's David Shoemaker joins to give his thoughts on professional wresting in the world of Trump (36:30).

Apr 25 2017

49mins

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Night Two Debate Reactions | The Press Box

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Harris stuns Biden, Bernie and Buttigieg hit their marks, and more observations from the second night of the Democratic presidential primary debates. 


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Jun 28 2019

54mins

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The New Howard Stern, Ben Shapiro DESTROYED, and Kamala Harris Reboots | The Press Box

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Howard Stern has written a new book and the takeaway is that he’s "matured" (02:47), Ben Shapiro gets OWNED during a BBC interview (21:00), and Kamala Harris pivots her campaign back toward the center (31:45).


Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

May 14 2019

47mins

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The Myth of the Liberal ESPN, the Death of TrueHoop, and Baseball Activism (Ep. 302)

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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis brings on author James Andrew Miller to examine the notion that ESPN has a "liberal agenda" (5:00). Then, The Ringer's Danny Chau joins to discuss the destruction of TrueHoop (25:00). Finally, essayist John Lingan joins to offer his thoughts on why baseball has no athlete activism (39:15).

May 09 2017

57mins

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Impeachment Eve, One-Term Biden, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

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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

Dec 13 2019

48mins

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Impeachment Is Here, Richard Jewell, and Warren Goes on Offense | The Press Box

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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the latest in impeachment news (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), Richard Jewell and the media (28:15), an update on the 2020 Democratic race (44:30), and more.

Dec 10 2019

56mins

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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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Kamala Drops Out, 'Irishman' Reviews, and RIP Clive James | The Press Box

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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).

Dec 04 2019

43mins

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Bloomberg Is Serious About This, Plus: Devin Nunes and Saving SI | The Press Box

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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.

Nov 26 2019

39mins

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The No-Attack Democratic Debate | The Press Box

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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the fifth Democratic debate and the performances of Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.

Nov 21 2019

49mins

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Trump Tweets Through Impeachment—Plus: Stephen A. Smith and Myles Garrett | The Press Box

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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.

Nov 19 2019

53mins

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Impeachment Begins, Student Newspapers, and “Increasingly Blurry Lines” | The Press Box

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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.

Nov 15 2019

41mins

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Bloomberg for President, Trump's Stadium Tour, and the Diets of Reporters | The Press Box

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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.

Nov 13 2019

42mins

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Impeachment, Lamar Jackson Takes, and Subscribing to Your Favorite Writer | The Press Box

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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.

Nov 08 2019

54mins

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Beto’s Doomed Campaign, Editing Trump, and the Cable News Sign-off the Week | The Press Box

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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).

Nov 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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The Fall of Deadspin, Twitter and Political Ads, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

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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).

Nov 01 2019

1hr 2mins

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Death of an ISIS Leader, Maddow vs. NBC, and D.C. Media Sports Fandom | The Press Box

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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).

Oct 29 2019

55mins

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The Houston Astros vs. the Media, Trump vs. Anonymous, and the New Sports Media Free Agents | The Press Box

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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.

Oct 25 2019

1hr

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Buttigieg and Zuck, Clinton and Gabbard, and Giving Credit for Other Reporters’ Scoops | The Press Box

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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).

Oct 22 2019

55mins

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Trump’s Crazy Week, LeBron on China, and Shep Smith's Departure From Fox News | The Press Box

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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.

Oct 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Democratic Debate Insta-reaction | The Press Box

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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Elizabeth Warren playing the front-runner, Joe Biden keeping it simple, and Pete Buttigieg having a chance.

Oct 16 2019

51mins

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More on the NBA and China, the Matt Lauer Accusation, and Elizabeth Warren’s Teaching Job | The Press Box

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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.

Oct 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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The NBA’s China Problem, Chuck Todd Loses It, and Biden’s Ukraine Response | The Press Box

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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).

Oct 08 2019

54mins

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Trump's Impeachment Spin, Layoffs at Sports Illustrated, and the WWE Goes to Fox | The Press Box

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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.

Oct 04 2019

51mins

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