Rank #1: Buttigieg and Zuck, Clinton and Gabbard, and Giving Credit for Other Reporters’ Scoops | The Press Box
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
Rank #2: Ep. 268: Top-50 Fast Food Items With Bill Simmons and Joe House
Feb 28 2017
Rank #3: Ep. 280: ‘Bachelor Party’ — The Season Finale
Mar 14 2017
Rank #4: Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 448)
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).
Mar 30 2018
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)
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
Rank #6: Ep. 258: ‘Bachelor Party’ With The Bachelor Nick Viall
Feb 14 2017
Rank #7: The Big Picture' - ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson (Ep. 401)
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
Rank #8: 'The Big Picture' — The Past, Present, and Future of Superhero Movies (Ep. 383)
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
Rank #9: 'The Big Picture' - The Best Movies of 2017 (Ep. 405)
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, Amanda Dobbins and K. Austin Collins rank and debate the best movies of 2017.
Dec 22 2017
Rank #10: 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.
Jan 23 2018
Rank #11: '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).
Oct 24 2017
Rank #12: 'The Big Picture' - Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? (Ep. 397)
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
Rank #13: ‘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).
Aug 28 2017
Rank #14: 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).
Sep 27 2017
Rank #15: 'Bachelorette Party' — With Nick Viall (Ep. 327)
Jul 07 2017
Rank #16: 'Bachelorette Party' — First Impressions With the Sports Gal (Ep. 310)
May 23 2017
Rank #17: Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)
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
Rank #19: Scammer Season Never Ends | Jam Session
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).
Read more about Harry Macklowe’s photographs here.
Mar 20 2019
Rank #20: Jennifer Aniston’s Divorce, Amy Schumer’s Wedding, and What’s Going on With Jennifer Lawrence’s Career? | Jam Session (Ep. 431)
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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