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If you are an avid follower of pop culture and the media landscape, Channel 33 is a must-listen. Thanks to 'The Press Box,' 'Jam Session,' 'The Big Picture,' and 'Damage Control,' you will be up to date, well educated, and armed with the smartest takes on movies, TV, celebrity culture, and all media…

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    Farewell, Chris Cuomo. Plus: Can Recipes Be Plagiarized?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 55:52

    Bryan and David react to the news that Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN and then discuss actions leading up to the decision and what this means for the organization (3:30). Later, they weigh in on the conversation presented by Priya Krishna's New York Times article, “Who Owns a Recipe? A Plagiarism Claim Has Cookbook Authors Asking," and talk about the concept of recipe plagiarism (25:27). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Cover COVID With Dan Diamond

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 46:53

    Bryan is joined by The Washington Post's Dan Diamond to discuss covering COVID-19. Diamond shares his experience becoming a journalist, reflects on the COVID-19 coverage since the beginning of the pandemic, and touches on the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, and the difference in coverage under Trump vs. Biden. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Dan Diamond Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jack Dorsey's Twitter Exit, the Omicron Variant, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 43:29

    Bryan and David break down news that Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey has resigned. They discuss how Dorsey handled past incidents of misinformation circulating on Twitter, where Twitter ranks next to competitor Facebook, and how this news could affect the media landscape (4:48). Then, they weigh in on the rapidly evolving news about the new coronavirus variant, omicron, and talk through how it's being reported (21:26). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Write a Children's Book With Jeff Kinney, Author of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:54


    Bryan is joined by author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney to discuss his career and book series 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid.' They touch on how Kinney got a book deal at Comic-Con, how he utilizes systematic inventive thinking to help his writing process, how he balances both jokes and big ideas throughout his books, and what it's like going on book tours for children. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Jeff Kinney Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Tom Brady Doc, Fox Resignations, and Who's “on Steroids”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 49:11


    Bryan and David discuss the new Tom Brady documentary ‘Man in the Arena,' and break down the athlete-produced doc, the new sports memoir, and Scottie Pippen's response to ‘The Last Dance' in his new book (4:42). Then, they touch on commentator and writers Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes quitting Fox News due to Tucker Carlson's upcoming documentary about January 6 (22:15) before wrapping things up with another media piss test (35:34). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Jeffrey Wright on ‘The French Dispatch,' Tweeting the News, and Playing Colin Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:13


    Bryan is joined by actor Jeffrey Wright to discuss his role as journalist Roebuck Wright in ‘The French Dispatch.' They touch on the details within a Wes Anderson script, finding inspiration in the late James Baldwin, the use of Twitter, and more! Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Jeffrey Wright Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Have We Lost the Meaning of “On Background”?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 43:47

    Bryan and David respond to The Verge's announcement that they're changing their “on background” policy (1:00) before assessing whether or not People's “Sexiest Man Alive” has any remaining cultural relevance (23:00). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Media Movies: ‘Salvador' With Oliver Stone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 51:48


    Bryan is joined by film director Oliver Stone to discuss his 1986 film, ‘Salvador.' Stone talks about meeting journalist Richard Boyle, working with actors like James Woods, covering topics such as American foreign policy, filming in Mexico, and much more! Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Oliver Stone Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Aaron Rodgers and the Sportswriters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 54:05


    Bryan and David break down the news that Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and discuss the media's fascination with Rodgers as a media figure (7:33). Then, they unpack Tucker Carlson's new documentary, 'Patriot Purge,' about the January 6 Capitol insurrection (32:14). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    How to Be a Newspaper Sports Columnist With the L.A. Times' Bill Plaschke

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 56:28

    Bryan is joined by sportswriter Bill Plaschke to discuss how he got his start as a writer (4:58), the difference between beat writing in Seattle vs. Los Angeles (12:36), his transition to a columnist (14:14), how he came across the Paradise High football team in California that was featured in his book ‘Paradise Found' (28:13), and more! Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Bill Plaschke Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Listener Mail on Announcer Trades, the Rewriting of January 6, and Who Should Write the Ben Simmons Profile

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 42:39

    Bryan and David answer your Listener Mail and discuss networks making announcer trades, Halloween-themed TV studio shows, their dream choice for who would write a Ben Simmons profile, and much more. Plus the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sportswriter Ivan Maisel on His Son Max, Fatherhood, and Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 50:07

    Bryan is joined by sportswriter Ivan Maisel to discuss his book about his late son Max, ‘I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye.' They discuss Max's childhood and passions, the moment Maisel heard the news that his son might have died of suicide, talk through the grieving process, and touch on his decision to write this book.  This podcast contains sensitive material about suicide. If you or anyone you know has thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Ivan Maisel Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Katie Couric and the Cult of Sports Longform

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 40:40


    Bryan and David talk through details of Katie Couric's memoir such as how she withheld insensitive comments from an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how the media pitted Couric against other women in the industry (4:35). Then, they dissect Lindsey Adler's tweet that addresses the repercussions of highlighting longform journalism and discuss how this specifically relates to sports writing (19:38). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Media Movies: ‘The French Dispatch' With Sean Fennessey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:12

    In preparation for the new Wes Anderson film, Bryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to break down the ‘The French Dispatch.' They discuss all three features portrayed in the film and touch on how it stacks up among journalism movies.  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Twenty Years of ‘PTI' and Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 56:58

    Bryan and David discuss the 20-year anniversary of 'Pardon the Interruption' and highlight the layout of the show, the chemistry between Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, and touch on how the show has changed the sports talk landscape (7:05). Later, they break down Nick Kristof's decision to leave his job at The New York Times to run for governor of Oregon (32:35). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to be a Music Critic With The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 85:09


    Bryan and David break down the recent NFL/NBA Insider controversy and touch on recent news involving Adam Schefter sharing an unpublished story with a source (0:40). Later, Bryan is joined by music critic Kelefa Sanneh to discuss how he got his start, what it's like discovering and writing music criticism for a new genre, and what we can learn from subgenres in his new book, ‘Major Labels' (19:06). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Kelefa Sanneh Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Bad Art Friend and Covering Urban Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 61:10


    Bryan and David break down Robert Kolker's story "Who Is the Bad Art Friend?" and weigh in on the moral arguments posed by the story (6:48). Later, they discuss how the media covered the Urban Meyer video (38:55) and answer more Listener Mail. Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    How to Be a Sports Radio Host With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 69:38

    Bryan is joined by The Ringer's Ryen Russillo to discuss his career as a sports radio host dating back to his time at 1510 The Zone in Boston (1:53), his transition from local to national radio (42:54), and the differences between hosting a radio show and hosting a podcast (52:06).  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Ryen Russillo Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fall of Ozy and the Return of Jon Stewart

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 66:27


    Bryan and David talk through the timeline of Ozy Media and touch on what led to its collapse (5:25) before discussing how the return of Jon Stewart and his new Apple TV+ show could be received in the modern media landscape (29:02). Plus: "Only in Journalism" Words, Overworked Twitter Jokes of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Eric Schlosser on the 20th Anniversary of 'Fast Food Nation'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 71:53

    Bryan is joined by journalist and author Eric Schlosser to discuss the 20th anniversary of his book ‘Fast Food Nation.' They talk through the process of turning his magazine story into a book (2:49), discuss what it was like reporting on the fast food industry from talking to the founder of Carl's Jr. to going undercover at a slaughterhouse (30:20), and then consider how this book has aged 20 years later (1:00:35). Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Eric Schlosser Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Cult of Jen Psaki and the Era of Mass Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 47:51


    Bryan and David dissect Chris Hayes's piece in The New Yorker, "On the Internet, We're Always Famous." They discuss how the internet has changed our social life and talk through how it's brought us to an “era of mass fame” (0:31). Then, they talk about the cult of Jen Psaki and her role as both White House press secretary and social media sensation (22:38). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Gabby Petito Coverage, ESPN and Gambling, and a Terrible Emmys Question

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 42:02

    Bryan and David open up the mailbag and answer your Listener Mail. They talk through the Gabby Petito coverage (5:15), weigh in on ESPN's high-profile employees investing in gambling (14:00), discuss how members of the media consume content (30:35), and much more! Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Does Bob Woodward Do It? Plus: Politico and “Off the Record.”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:52


    David Shoemaker is a married man! After discussing the nuptials, Bryan and David touch on ‘Peril,' the latest Bob Woodward book, co-authored by Robert Costa (6:00). Then they dive into Politico's "OFF THE RECORD" debacle (25:30) and charging a fee to be on podcasts (34:22). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker  Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail on the Rules of Journalism, Elizabeth Holmes's Trial, and an In-Season ‘Hard Knocks'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 47:12

    Bryan and David answer your Listener Mail and discuss how the rules of journalism are approached (0:36), react to the reporting about the “concerned citizen” at Elizabeth Holmes's trial (21:42), touch on what an in-season version of 'Hard Knocks' could look like (29:21), and much more! Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Peyton and Eli Manning Do 'Monday Night Football'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 43:07


    Bryan is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark to break down Peyton and Eli Manning's 'Monday Night Football' broadcast. They discuss the chemistry between the brothers, talk through which elements were a hit or miss, and predict how this type of broadcast could impact broadcast television moving forward.  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Kevin Clark Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NFL Media Overreactions? Plus, Listener Mail on Newscaster Pronunciations and Overused Headlines.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 43:39

    Bryan and David recap Week 1 NFL media reactions and address the self-aware overreactions (5:23). Then they answer more Listener Mail and discuss newscaster pronunciations (22:10), overused headlines (25:06), and the transition to digital edition covers in journalism (33:21). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Listener Mail on Hatchet Jobs, Trump's Sports Commentary, and the NFL Network Adding Rachel Bonnetta and Gambling

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:10

    Bryan and David answer your Listener Mail and talk through the piece “The Dying Art of the Hatchet Job” (0:35), touch on former president Trump providing an alternate audio feed for the Holyfield-Belfort fight (40:12), and discuss the news that Rachel Bonnetta will join the NFL Network and focus on legalized sports betting content (43:29). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    James B. Stewart and Tom Junod on Writing About 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 72:42

    Twenty years have passed since 9/11. Writers Tom Junod and James B. Stewart stop by to remember and reflect on the events of that day. Bryan talks with Stewart to discuss his 2002 New Yorker piece, "The Real Heroes Are Dead," which follows Rick Rescorla—former soldier, officer, security specialist, and hero who helped save thousands of lives on 9/11—through his love story with his wife, Susan (0:53). Later, Tom Junod stops by to talk through his 2003 Esquire piece that focuses on the infamous picture of "The Falling Man." They discuss how the story came about, why finding the identity of the man in the photo was important, and how the story is received years later (27:40). "The Real Heroes Are Dead" https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/02/11/the-real-heroes-are-dead "The Falling Man" https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/ Host: Bryan Curtis Guests: James B. Stewart and Tom Junod Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering Hurricane Ida

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 34:55

    Bryan and David break down the ongoing coverage of Hurricane Ida as they discuss how social media and new technology are being used to relay footage and enhance reporting. Then, they weigh in on how these clips and updates are circulating throughout the news.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Listener Mail on Rachel Nichols, Stephen A. Smith, and the Future of Sports Coverage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 57:05

    Bryan and David open up the mailbag and answer your Listener Mail. They discuss the removal of Rachel Nichols from NBA programming (0:38), talk through Stephen A. Smith's vision for ESPN (8:55), weigh in on 'Monday Night Football' coverage for the upcoming season (22:20), and more! Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    When Will Sports TV Start Sounding More Like a Podcast?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 49:21

    Bryan and David discuss the question: When will sports TV start to sound more like a podcast? They weigh in on the difference between the television and podcast art forms and the difference between the spheres of fame on both platforms. Then they talk through the evolution of television.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Claire McNear on Her ‘Jeopardy!' Scoop. Plus, Listener Mail.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 41:47

    Bryan and David are joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to unpack her story about recently chosen and now-ex ‘Jeopardy!' host Mike Richards (0:30). They break down Claire's reporting, discuss the response she received to the piece, and touch on what will come next in the ongoing saga that is the search for the next ‘Jeopardy!' host. Later, Listener Mail, in which they answer questions about David's new WWE content and add more in-journalism words to their list (27:50). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Claire McNear Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fall of Afghanistan With ‘Reign of Terror' Author Spencer Ackerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 39:26

    Bryan Curtis is joined by author and journalist Spencer Ackerman to break down his new book ‘Reign of Terror' and to discuss recent news and events involving the United States leaving Afghanistan. They cover the 20-year “War on Terror,” weigh in on the decision Biden and his administration made to pull out of Afghanistan, and talk through the United States' approach to foreign policy since 9/11. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Spencer Ackerman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Andrew Cuomo Resigns With New York Mag Contributor David Freedlander

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 29:35

    Bryan Curtis is joined by New York Magazine contributor David Freedlander to discuss the news that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned. They break down the events that led up to his resignation, the way in which Cuomo's team decided to handle the news, and how this affects New York's political climate.  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: David Freedlander Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Unpacking the Cuomo Scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 35:17


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive deeper into the ongoing saga involving brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo. They discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's stance on resigning as inquiries into accounts of sexual harassment continue (6:25). Then, they weigh in on Chris Cuomo's decision to take a “previously scheduled vacation” during this time, as well as CNN's decision to keep him on the air (21:10). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Chris Cuomo, Reinventing the NBA Draft, and the Olympics Viewing Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 47:48


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer your Listener Mail! They unpack Chris Cuomo's role at CNN as the inquiries into accounts of sexual harassment by his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, continue (6:15), talk through the reinvention of the NBA draft (15:02), and discuss how to watch the Olympics (27:42). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The New Gawker and Leon Neyfakh on the 'Fiasco' Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 46:35


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Gawker 2.0 and discuss how it compares to the older site (0:35). Then, host of the 'Fiasco' podcast, Leon Neyfakh, joins to talk about the new season that dives deeper into Benghazi (6:22).  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Leon Neyfakh Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Simone Biles, NFL Training Camps, and Bob Costas on His New HBO Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 73:35


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer some listener questions about the media's reaction to Simone Biles, the new dateline approach for NFL beat reporters, and a lot more (4:05). Then Bryan is joined by Bob Costas to discuss his new HBO Show 'Back on the Record,' his famous interviews with Vince McMahon, and his favorite parts of hosting the Olympics (36:38). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Bob Costas Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Watching the Olympics and Slate's Josh Levin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 52:24


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker start by going through all their media notes about the Olympics (4:48). Then Slate's Josh Levin joins to talk about his new podcast, 'One Year,' (20:04) and Levin helps David guess this week's Strained-Pun Headline (45:10). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Josh Levin Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Josh Levin Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Monday Night Football,' Peyton Manning, Space Porn, and Brian Raftery on 'Siskel & Ebert'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 74:17


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker open up the mailbag and answer your listener mail. They touch on the ESPN announcement that the Manning brothers will cohost a 'Monday Night Football' telecast (5:40), discuss Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson heading to space (15:52), and weigh in on Addison Rae's short-lived UFC journalism career (20:56). Later, Brian Raftery joins to break down his new narrative podcast series, 'Gene and Roger' (31:50). Host: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Brian Raftery Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Mirin Fader on 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 33:19


    David Shoemaker is joined by Ringer writer Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about the process of converting her original feature story into a book, how Giannis's free agency affected the timeline, and what it's like publishing a book in real time as Giannis is currently in the NBA Finals.  Host: David Shoemaker Guest: Mirin Fader Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Bill Walton on David Halberstam's “The Breaks of the Game”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 69:48


    Bryan Curtis is joined by NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton to discuss David Halberstam's book “The Breaks of the Game,” about the 1979-1980 Portland Trail Blazers. They discuss Walton's relationship with Halberstam, his experience playing with the Trail Blazers, and why Walton has not yet read the book.  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Bill Walton Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail on ESPN, the White House Press Corps, and Watching the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 57:46


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your listener mail about the ongoing saga inside ESPN (7:35), the lack of information coming from the White House press corps (15:48), their Olympics viewing plans (32:50), and whether or not David calls Bryan “babe” (47:02). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Rachel Nichols, Maria Taylor, and the Week at ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 45:14


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker unpack the news that ESPN analyst Rachel Nichols will no longer be the sideline reporter at the NBA Finals after making inappropriate comments about her coworker Maria Taylor. They discuss how the saga unfolded, ESPN's response, and what this could mean for both Nichols and Taylor. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail on Rumsfeld Obits, Oral Histories, and Pro Wrestling Analogies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 51:25


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive into a new batch of Listener Mail. They break down the history of harsh obituaries (8:40), Mitt Romney's latest Trump wrestling analogy (13:20), how to correctly write an oral history (21:40, and much more. Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Media Notes on the 2021 NBA Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 41:02


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker provide some media notes on the 2021 NBA playoffs. They weigh in on whether or not this will be a lesser NBA title than ones before (7:13), discuss their perceptions of the teams left (17:56), and how sports media has changed over the years (24:57). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail and the Geniuses Behind the New York Times' Eel Headline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 53:00


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer your Listener Mail and talk about the difference between Trump-era journalism and what we're seeing today (4:08), Conan O'Brien stepping away from his talk show (9:33), and what an NBA team's standing could mean for its reporters (15:11). Then, Michael Roston and Sabrina Imbler from The New York Times join for a postgame interview to discuss their clever headline about moray eels (27:16). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guests: Michael Roston and Sabrina Imbler Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NBC's Chuck Todd and The Athletic's Tim Cato

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 73:38


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by NBC moderator Chuck Todd. They discuss the format of ‘Meet the Press,' weigh in on the impacts of moving to streaming, and talk through the media's coverage of the Trump era (7:06). Later, The Athletic's Tim Cato joins to discuss his piece covering the Dallas Mavericks and their front office. He talks about the process of writing and sharing the story, the resignations of Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson, and Mark Cuban's response (39:07). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guests: Chuck Todd and Tim Cato Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail on Janet Malcolm, the Mavericks Story, and Biden and Reporters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 62:37


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are opening the mailbag and answering your Listener Mail! They reflect on the life and career of journalist Janet Malcolm, and discuss how her work has impacted the field of journalism (8:30). Then, they answer your questions about The Athletic's Dallas Mavericks story revealing front-office troubles (24:30), weigh in on President Joe Biden's response to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins (48:44), and add to the list of “only in journalism” words and phrases (54:50). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    How to Write a Campaign Book With The Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 64:55


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Atlantic writer Edward-Isaac Dovere to talk about his book ‘Battle for the Soul.' They discuss Dovere's decision to write a campaign book (10:28) and the challenges that arose during the writing process (22:52) before brainstorming campaign-book power rankings (33:40). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Edward-Isaac Dovere Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Listener Mail. Plus, Peter Kiefer on his Yashar Ali Profile.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 67:51


    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are responding to Listener Mail. They answer your questions about Jeffrey Toobin's return to CNN, athletes talking about vaccines, and “only in journalism” word nominees (8:55). Later, Peter Kiefer joins to discuss his profile of journalist Yashar Ali in Los Angeles Magazine (30:44). They touch on how this story came about, discuss Ali's role within the media world, and hear what it was like talking with and interacting with Ali. Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Peter Kiefer Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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