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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.

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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United States

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The Ringer

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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.

Twitter:

@BillSimmons

Language:

English


Episodes

Reports From Brooklyn and Minneapolis, Plus: Trump Goes to Church

6/4/2020
After a week of protests around the country, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Ringer writer Tyler Tynes and Washington Post reporter Robert Klemko to discuss their perspectives from the ground of both cities, Brooklyn and Minneapolis.

Duration:00:56:43

George Floyd, Minneapolis, and Beyond

6/1/2020
Days of nationwide protests have followed the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody. Ringer writer Justin Charity joins Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, and Chris Almeida to discuss the situation unfolding before all of us.

Duration:01:03:33

Trump vs. Scarborough, Listener Mail, and Rob Mahoney on Empty Stadiums

5/28/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s latest allegations against Joe Scarborough and the supporters “urging him to stop" (1:35). Then listener mail, including the question “Will we ever again get a 'DAVID…' opener from Bryan before the intro music?” (19:05). Lastly, Curtis is joined by Rob Mahoney, sports writer at The Ringer, to explore what arenas and stadiums could sound like without a crowd (33:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the...

Duration:00:56:56

Return of the Veepstakes, Peak Sports Docs, and Will Sommer

5/25/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the veepstakes that includes Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, and Amy Klobuchar (1:35). They touch on the seemingly endless cycle of sports documentaries (21:40), and then talk with 'Daily Beast' reporter Will Sommer, who gives the inside scoop on the QAnon conspiracy theory (33:10). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker guesses the strained-pun headline.

Duration:00:56:32

“Obamagate” Explainer, 'Call Her Daddy', and Listener Mail

5/21/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Trump’s claims against Obama and what he refers to as “Obamagate” (1:30) as well as the 'Call Her Daddy' podcast feud that has Dave Portnoy taking over the show, social media, and merch (including a “Cancel Suitman” hoodie) (23:00). Next is Listener Mail, where Bryan and David answer the question “If you could buy one media outlet, which would you buy and why?” and more (37:45). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David guesses the...

Duration:00:52:29

Last Dance Wrap-up, Ronan Farrow and Ben Smith, and Lawrence Wright on Fact and Fiction

5/18/2020
As The Last Dance came to an end this weekend, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss its impact and what this means for ESPN (1:30). They then break down the Ronan Farrow and Ben Smith situation and give their thoughts (27:58). They are then joined by journalist and writer Lawrence Wright to discuss his new book The End of October and how it relates to our current pandemic (39:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker guesses the strained-pun headline.

Duration:01:04:06

Trump vs. Fauci, NFL “Fake” Crowds, Listener Mail | The Press Box

5/14/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump vs. Fauci and the debate on science (1:20), whether or not the NFL will utilize fake crowds as fans (23:30), and lastly, Listener Mail, when we answer questions including: “If Bryan and David could be the host of another 'Ringer' podcast, which would it be, and why?” Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and of course, David Shoemaker guesses the Strained Pun Headline.

Duration:00:52:10

COVID-19 in the White House. Plus, Michael Jordan and the Media With Jack McCallum | The Press Box

5/11/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the major news that COVID-19 is now inside the White House: We discuss who’s infected, what this means for the White House, and what this means for the country (1:30). Then, we are joined by longtime 'Sports Illustrated' writer Jack McCallum to discuss 'The Last Dance' and what it was like reporting on Michael Jordan (18:00). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, David Guesses the Strained Pun Headline, and much more!

Duration:00:58:54

Trump vs. David Muir, the Week in Fake Sports, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

5/8/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect the David Muir interview with Donald Trump (1:30), tackle the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:00), discuss the steps certain sports organizations are taking when it comes to reopening (28:22), and finally, listener mail—when David tells us about a potential *tattoo*?

Duration:00:58:58

Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Sports Plot a Comeback, and Ahmad Rashad

5/4/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Tara Reade, who says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, and Biden's candidacy (1:25). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:50), the sports comeback that could take us to Las Vegas (26:30), and finally, the sports reporter during the '90s who seemed to have gotten it right: Ahmad Rashad (31:30).

Duration:00:47:33

Coronavirus Commercials, Justin Amash, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

4/30/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the commercials that have touched on the pandemic, including, but not limited to, Pizza Hut, Walmart, and State Farm (2:55). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:20), new presidential nominee Justin Amash (25:20), and finally, listener mail (35:15).

Duration:00:51:26

The Reopening of America, a ’90s Dennis Rodman, and the Lysol Presidency | The Press Box

4/27/2020
After months of quarantine, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker touch on what it would look like to reopen America (2:00). Then, they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (22:22), 'The Last Dance' and the iconic ’90s figure that is Dennis Rodman (25:12), President Trump's suggestion to chug Lysol as coronavirus cure, (46:20), and more.

Duration:00:53:19

The NFL Draft Content Machine, the Coronavirus Hall of Shame Part 3, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

4/24/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are discussing the 2020 NFL draft: Roger Goodell’s demeanor, Jerry Jones’s setup, and all of our favorite moments (2:45). Then, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (25:00), Part 3 of the Coronavirus Hall of Shame (29:10), and listener mail (40:40).

Duration:00:59:37

The Jordan Doc, the Death of the Indie Bookstore, and More Media Hell | The Press Box

4/20/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss their first impressions of the Michael Jordan documentary 'The Last Dance' (1:40). They then go over the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (35:20), the death of the beloved indie bookstore (38:05), and more from the Hall of Shame, with updates on media companies hit hard by the pandemic (48:32).

Duration:00:51:10

Michigan Protests, Cuomo on Cable, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

4/16/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker touch on the latest update from the president on reopening the economy and talk about the Michigan protesters, who had a lot to say (2:00). Then they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (17:30), Chris Cuomo’s comments about cable news (21:30), and finally, listener mail (31:55).

Duration:00:44:05

Celebrity Coronavirus Doctors, Trump's "Total" Authority, and ESPN Pay Cuts | The Press Box

4/14/2020
In the age of COVID-19 coverage, a new type of media figure has emerged: the celebrity doctor. We break down three types that have seen a lot of airtime in the past month (1:15). Plus: our overworked Twitter joke of the week (20:04), some snippets from Trump’s daily press briefings (23:02), and pay cuts at ESPN (32:57). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Duration:00:48:19

Older Parents During a Quarantine, Sports That Are Trying to Come Back, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

4/9/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by producer Jim Cunningham to discuss worrying about their parents during a quarantine (2:00). They then talk about the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (19:58), sports that are trying to return ASAP (24:15), Bernie Sanders leaving the race (32:15), the Wisconsin catastrophe (35:00), and finally Listener Mail (37:50).

Duration:00:57:13

Parenting During a Quarantine and Coronavirus Corporate Hall of Shame Round 2 | The Press Box

4/6/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss parenting during a quarantine (2:40), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:00), all the second-class nominees that have made it into the Corporate Hall of Shame (25:20), the future of the 2020 elections (34:00), and more. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

Duration:00:48:33

COVID-19 and Government Power, the ESPN Jordan Doc, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

4/2/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the issue of the coronavirus and government power (01:00); the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (19:15); the excitement for the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance’ (24:15); and listener mail (41:00).

Duration:00:57:52

Andrew Cuomo, COVID-19 Content, and Sports Media Layoffs | The Press Box

3/30/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the rise of Andrew Cuomo (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:00), how you and your non-news website can continue to create content during the coronavirus pandemic (20:00), and sportswriting during this national emergency (32:30).

Duration:00:38:08