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The Press Box

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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Oppo Dump! | The Press Box (Ep. 572)

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Democratic Debate Reaction | The Press Box

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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The Adam Moss Coaching Tree | The Press Box (Ep. 563)

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

28 Feb 2017

Rank #6

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The Impeachment Mess, the Critics Come for Buttigieg, and Top 10 Lists | The Press Box

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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Pete Buttigieg vs. Everybody, the SEC on CBS, and ‘Cats’ Reviews | The Press Box

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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Are We Out of the (Jordyn) Woods Yet? | Tea Time

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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

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 DobbinsRead The New York Times obituary of Lee Radziwill here.Watch the Architectural Digest tour of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's home here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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CNN Democratic Debate Reactions | The Press Box

Elizabeth Warren takes on the moderates, Bernie writes the damn bill, and CNN makes John Delaney a star.Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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'The Press Box’ — Viva La Mothership (Ep. 368)

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

23 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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The Great Rom-Com Debate (Ep. 355)

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #20