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(1952)

Rank #37 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
Sports

The Press Box

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #37 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

1952 Ratings
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1483
139
93
94
143

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

1952 Ratings
Average Ratings
1483
139
93
94
143

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!
Cover image of The Press Box

The Press Box

Updated 5 days ago

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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: 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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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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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Rank #5: The Nation's Editorial Pages vs. Trump, The Return of "The Swami," and ... Is New York Magazine For Sale? | The Press Box (Ep. 514)

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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss local news outlets across the country renouncing Trump's attacks on the media (02:30), New York magazine's owners exploring a sale (20:15), and Chris Berman's potential return to ESPN (34:00).

Aug 21 2018

51mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: The Big Picture' - ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson (Ep. 401)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with writer-director Rian Johnson about making ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ putting his own spin on the franchise, and his upcoming spinoff trilogy.

Dec 18 2017

15mins

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Rank #8: 'The Big Picture' — The Past, Present, and Future of Superhero Movies (Ep. 383)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey is joined by fellow Ringer staffers and comic book enthusiasts Jason Concepcion and David Shoemaker to discuss the evolution, the current state, and the future of the movie universes of DC and Marvel.

Nov 17 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: '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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: '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 #12: '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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Rank #13: ‘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 #14: 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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Rank #15: '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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Rank #16: '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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Rank #17: Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)

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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to remember Senator John McCain and his relationship with the media (02:30) before looking back at Jemele Hill's last year at ESPN (15:30). Then they unpack a wild Tuesday for Trump (26:00) before examining varying opinions of 'The Athletic' (39:30).

Aug 28 2018

54mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Scammer Season Never Ends | Jam Session

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Elizabeth Holmes is back in the news after the premiere of the HBO documentary about Theranos (4:33). The college-admissions scandal might be the greatest celebrity scam story of the century (13:16). If you want to get back at your ex-wife, a 42-foot-tall photograph of you with your new wife might work (29:34), and we celebrate J.Lo and A-Rod’s engagement (33:07).


Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins


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Mar 20 2019

44mins

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Rank #20: Jennifer Aniston’s Divorce, Amy Schumer’s Wedding, and What’s Going on With Jennifer Lawrence’s Career? | Jam Session (Ep. 431)

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Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Jennifer Aniston’s divorce from Justin Theroux (2:00), Amy Schumer saying yes to the wrong dress (15:31), what’s going on with Jennifer Lawrence’s career (19:51), and The Daily Mail’s weird new direction (23:00).

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