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The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

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From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

Rolling Out Of Bed And Just Getting Grilled On The Lakers (with Patrick Redford)

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Defector's Patrick Redford joins Drew and Roth for some NBA talk to discuss the Nets, Cavs, Lakers, Timberwolves, Grizzlies and the Warriors. Also, the guys get into their rooting interests for the World Series. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Oct 27 2022

44mins

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I Told You So! (with Dan McQuade)

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Defector writer and Philly sports fan Dan McQuade joins Drew and Roth to discuss the Phillies in the NLCS, Bob Costas and the upcoming ALCS matchup between the Yankees and the Astros. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Oct 20 2022

52mins

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I'm An Old Soul When It Comes To Football (with Tyler Dunne)

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NFL writer and author Tyler Dunne joins Drew and Roth to discuss his book The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football, the evolution of the tight end position and the Buffalo Bills. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Oct 13 2022

47mins

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You've Become A Scrabble Boy?

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This week Drew and Roth discuss their Defector cabin resort trip, drinking in your 20's, artwork and having to deal with inflation. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Oct 06 2022

39mins

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Been There John, Been There (with Emma Baccellieri)

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Sports Illustrated's Emma Baccellieri joins Drew and Roth to discuss her latest story detailing how minor league baseball players unionized and the struggles they faced in the process. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Sep 29 2022

51mins

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This Guy's Got Direct TV So You Know He's Going Places

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This week Drew and Roth discuss Aaron Judge chasing the Roger Maris homerun record, the Mets world series chances and the lack of diversity with head coaches in the NFL. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Sep 22 2022

52mins

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How Did They Let You Have A Mic? (with Pablo Torre)

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ESPN's Pablo Torre joins Drew and Roth to discuss the Brett Favre welfare money scandal, Robert Sarver suspension, NFL Week 1 storylines and the US Open. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Sep 15 2022

52mins

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Tough Shit, This Is Football! (with Kalyn Kahler)

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The Defector's Kalyn Kahler joins Drew and Roth to discuss the upcoming NFL season and determine which teams are good and which teams are bad. Plus, Guy of the Week. Visit Defector.com.

Sep 08 2022

56mins

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Welcome To The Haters Guide! The 2022 College Football Season Edition (with Eric Eager)

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PFF's Eric Eager joins Drew to discuss Nebraska, the future of the power 5 conferences, the SEC conference and who will win the 2022 National Championship. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Sep 01 2022

47mins

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Just Two Sun Tanned Guys Chopping It Up

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This week Drew and Roth discuss Kirk Cousins, the Mets, beef between Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres and the Deshaun Watson suspension. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Aug 25 2022

53mins

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Welcome To The Haters Guide! (with Andy Behrens)

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Yahoo! Sports writer Andy Behrens joins Drew to breakdown the upcoming 2022 fantasy football season and predicts which players will give you the best chance to win your fantasy league. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Aug 18 2022

56mins

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I Am A Proud Member Of The Mentally Ill Mets Fan Community (with Ray Ratto)

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The Defector's Ray Ratto joins David Roth to discuss how good the Mets actually are, the NL West division and the late great Vin Scully. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Aug 11 2022

52mins

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Yay It's Our 100th Episode!!!

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The Distraction Producer Brandon Nix joins Drew and Roth to recap some of the most memorable moments of the show, least favorite Mets players and remember some backup QB's. Plus, the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Aug 04 2022

45mins

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I'm A Vibe Believer (with Lindsey Adler)

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The Athletic's Lindsey Adler joins Drew and Roth to discuss her dog, the Yankees world series chances, trading for Juan Soto and Jimmy Garoppolo. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jul 28 2022

50mins

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What Do You Wanna Do Bro? (with Justin Halpern)

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TV Writer and Producer Justin Halpern joins Drew and Roth to discuss the San Diego Comic-Con, the first half of the 2022 MLB season, how MLB should market their stars and Abbott Elementary. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jul 21 2022

48mins

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Where Would We Be As A Society If It Wasn't For Ray J (with Kazeem Famuyide)

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MSG Network's Kazeem Famuyide joins Drew and Roth to discuss what the Brooklyn Nets should do with Kevin Durant, New York Knicks free agency moves and WWE vs AEW. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jul 14 2022

47mins

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Is It Actually Better To Be The 22nd Best Team In The Big 12? (with Ben Mathis-Lilley)

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Slate's Ben Mathis-Lilley joins Drew and Roth to discuss the pros and cons of USC and UCLA joining the Big 10. How the Big 10 news will affect the Pac 12 and the Big 12. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jul 07 2022

54mins

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No Plays Off!

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Drew and Roth deliver a vacation episode where they discuss Hollywood impressions, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jun 23 2022

36mins

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That's Good Parenting Right There

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Drew and Roth discuss what's been enjoyable about the NBA Finals, Jack Del Rio's insurrection comments and the Saudi backed LIV Golf league. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jun 16 2022

53mins

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No One Who Works At Twitter Uses Twitter (with Matt Levine)

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Bloomberg's Matt Levine joins Drew and Roth to discuss Elon Musk's Twitter Acquisition, the Denver Broncos being sold and the state of business media. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

Jun 09 2022

48mins

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