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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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    NBA “New” Media, Beat Writers' Fandom, and Steph Curry Sounds Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 46:50

    Bryan and David break down the era of the NBA's “new” media that include media figures such as JJ Redick and Draymond Green (4:19). Later, they weigh in on beat writers displaying their fandom, Steph Curry "sounding off" for former teammate Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Brian Windhorst's soliloquy on ‘First Take' that left us speechless (29:29). 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

    ESPN's Pablo Torre on Podcasting, the Process, and 'High Noon'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:35

    Bryan is joined by ‘ESPN Daily' host Pablo Torre to talk through his career, starting at Sports Illustrated fact-checking and covering basketball star Jeremy Lin and Linsanity, before then moving to ESPN to become a full-time writer. Later, they touch on his transition to podcasting and discuss working on his former show, 'High Noon,' and his current podcast, 'ESPN Daily.' Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Pablo Torre Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering the End of Roe and “I'm Not Reporting This But” Scoop

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 51:44

    Bryan and David discuss the Supreme Court's ruling to reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and address the policies within newsrooms that prohibit journalists from speaking out on behalf of the issue (9:11). Later, they weigh in on the comment, “I'm not reporting this but…” where reporters and podcasters express their opinions whilst not being held accountable (29:14). 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

    Angelo Cataldi on Three Decades of Hosting Sports Radio in Philadelphia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 68:58

    Bryan Curtis is joined by longtime sports radio host Angelo Cataldi to talk through his career in media that's lasted over three decades. They discuss transitioning from print journalism to radio, how to grow an audience while keeping your fan base, the format and schedule behind each show, the impact WIP has had on Philadelphia, and his upcoming retirement. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Angelo Cataldi Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Finals Media Takeaways. Plus: Has the Podcast Conquered Music in the Car?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 39:10

    Bryan and David are back to discuss the last of the 2022 NBA Finals after the Golden State Warriors took home the championship. They revisit the NBA bumper music and highlight Game 6's playlist, recap the Steph Curry debate, and touch on the biggest winner of the Finals—Draymond Green (5:36). Later, they weigh in on Jemele Hill's tweet discussing the transition from music to podcasts and audiobooks in the car (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

    Mike Breen on Coming Back From COVID and Calling the NBA Finals.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:20

    Bryan is joined by play-by-play announcer Mike Breen to discuss his career transitioning from radio to television, the differences between calling regular-season and postseason NBA games, working in a three-man booth alongside Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, and the responsibility that comes with calling the Finals. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Mike Breen Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 'Washington Post' Social Media Saga, Plus the NBA Finals in Tweets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 44:41

    Bryan and David break down the dispute between 'Washington Post' staffers on social media that resulted in the firing of reporter Felicia Somnez. They discuss the repercussions of the situation, and how this affects the 'Post' and other newsrooms (7:39). Later, they touch on all the tweets following Game 4 of the NBA Finals, from Steph Curry doubters to Draymond Green's podcasting (26:09). 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

    ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg on Covering the LIV Golf Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 42:48

    As drama swirls around the PGA and the new LIV Golf Tournament, ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg joins from London to get Bryan Curtis caught up to speed on all the action. They discuss how the LIV Golf Tournament came to be, why this story matters, why the PGA is facing an “existential threat,” and why LIV Golf is financed by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. Host: Bryan Curtis Producer: Troy Farkas  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Finals Audio Fun. Plus: Dieter Kurtenbach on Covering the Games.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 54:11

    With the absence of Mike Breen from the past few NBA games, Bryan and David have some audio fun and highlight different broadcast styles (4:16). Then, they are joined by sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach to discuss covering the NBA Finals and reporting on the Golden State Warriors (29:05). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Celtics Announcer Sean Grande on Calling the NBA Finals, Homerism, and TV vs. Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 70:14

    Bryan is joined by Boston Celtics radio play-by-play announcer Sean Grande to discuss his career in broadcasting, covering basketball compared to other sports, the difference between TV and radio, and what it's like covering the NBA Finals. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Sean Grande Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering the NBA Finals With Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 54:47

    Bryan and David are joined by KOC to discuss covering the NBA, his Boston Celtics fandom, favorite analysts, and the two Finals contenders (11:06). Later, they discuss Chris Russo's statements on the recent mass shootings in the U.S. (35:41). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Kevin O'Connor Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bill Simmons on Podcasting, Writing, Doing TV, and Being a Fan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 86:19

    Bryan is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss his journey in podcasting, his writing career, favorite moments, and what he sees next for media. Hosts: Bryan Curtis Guest: Bill Simmons Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    George R.R. Martin on His College Days, the Media in 2022, and the New York Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:35

    Bryan is joined by ‘A Song of Ice and Fire' series novelist George R.R. Martin to discuss his career as a journalist at Northwestern, his view on the media and the impact of the internet, and takeaways from the 2022 NFL draft and his New York Jets and New York Giants fandom. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: George R.R. Martin Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Remembering Roger Angell With Jason Gay. Plus, How to Cover a Golf Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 48:56

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by the 'Wall Street Journal''s Jason Gay to remember the great writer Roger Angell. They reflect on his style of writing, longevity, and discuss some of their favorite stories (5:16). Then, Bryan talks about his experience at the PGA Championship in Tulsa (31:46). After that, Jason comes back to join David in trying to guess the Strained Pun Headline of the Week. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Jason Gay Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jim Nantz on Tiger, Phil, Rory, John Daly, and Calling the PGA Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 83:06

    Reporting from the 2022 PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma Bryan is joined by CBS announcer Jim Nantz. They run through four past championships called by Nantz and discuss the most memorable moments, including John Daly's remarkable win in 1991, the golf ball that may have been “kicked” during Tiger Woods's run at the 2000 Championship, Rory McIlroy's win in 2014, and finally, Phil Mickelson's comeback in 2021. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Jim Nantz Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Adam Lefkoe on the Conference Finals. Plus: Playoff TV Notes, Drew Brees, and Phil Mickelson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 58:46

    Bryan and David are joined by Turner Sports and Bleacher Report host Adam Lefkoe to discuss his career in media, working in funny references, and what he saw coming prior to this season's conference finals (7:28). Later, they rehash the NBA bumper music, hand out the 'Press Box' Total Pro of the Week award, and touch on the Drew Brees broadcasting narrative and Phil Mickelson sitting out the PGA Championship (35:24). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Adam Lefkoe Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Instant Reaction Pod: Tom Brady Is Going to Fox

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:33

    Bryan and David are back to discuss the news that Fox Sports hired Tom Brady as an NFL analyst after he retires. They discuss the Fox announcement, how this contract compares to others in the industry, and when Brady might make the transition. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Buzzer Beaters, Formula One Grid Walks, and Scooping the Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 63:47

    Bryan and David discuss the jam-packed weekend in sports, and highlight Martin Brundle's F1 grid walk interviews with celebrities such as David Beckham, Serena Williams, and not Patrick Mahomes. Then, they discuss calling NBA buzzer beaters, ESPN's choice in bumper music, and Turner Sports deciding on their no. 1 announcing team (6:17). Later, they weigh in on Politico's Supreme Court scoop that disclosed information about overturning Roe vs. Wade (37:23). 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

    Scott Van Pelt on Writing a Tribute to His Dog, Going Solo on 'SportsCenter,' Calling Golf, and Interviewing Tiger Woods.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 70:16

    Bryan is joined by sportscaster Scott Van Pelt to discuss his tribute to his late dog, Otis, his career with the golf channel and eventually 'SportsCenter' on ESPN, his relationship with Tiger Woods, and the skills that go into calling golf ahead of the PGA Championship. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Scott Van Pelt Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering Formula One With Kevin Clark, Plus NFL Draft Audio and the Greeny Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 70:02

    Bryan and David are joined by Kevin Clark to break down Formula One coverage ahead of the first U.S. race, the Miami Grand Prix (4:58). Later, they recap media moments from the 2022 NFL draft from tipping picks to guest announcers (34:57), and then wrap things up with a conversation about ESPN's Mike Greenberg (50:15). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Kevin Clark Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Don Winslow on His New Novel, Mob Stories, Crime Fiction Before the Smartphone, and Why He's Retiring From Writing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 50:15

    Bryan is joined by author Don Winslow to preview the new novel in his ‘City on Fire' trilogy. They discuss the writing process and the influence the ‘Iliad' had on this particular novel, touch on the impact smartphones have on crime novels, and later, Winslow shares news of his retirement and what the future holds. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Don Winslow Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Watch the NFL Draft, RIP CNN+, and Who's Afraid of ‘Winning Time'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 72:46

    Bryan and David discuss the three-day-long NFL draft, starting with what we saw at the combine, the increase in media coverage, and they weigh in on prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux and the recruiting process (13:31). Later, they break down the news that Elon Musk will be buying Twitter for $44 billion, examine Jerry West's case against the HBO producers of ‘Winning Time,' and wrap things up with a farewell to CNN+ (35:58). 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

    Kevin Harlan on the NBA Playoffs, His First Job, Grading His Work, and the Superglue Protest

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 73:10

    Bryan is joined by sports announcer Kevin Harlan to discuss his journey working in the sports media industry. They touch on Kevin's first job out of college for the Kansas City Kings, discuss the opportunities that calling an NBA game provides compared to calling other sports, talk about the importance of watching your own film, and weigh in on the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Kevin Harlan Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Playoffs Notes, the Horror of the Replay Review, and the USFL's “Why” Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 57:07

    Bryan and David react to the first round of the NBA playoffs and discuss the Kyrie Irving drama, buzzer-beaters and replay reviews, and the play-in tournament's impact on the sport (7:47). Then, they break down the USFL's return, highlight another Media Piss Test, and weigh in on the Announcer Voice (35:42). 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

    Peter Schrager on the NFL Draft, Auditioning for 'Dream Job,' and Calling in to WFAN. Plus, the LA Times' Dan Woike on Covering the Doomed Lakers.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 80:48

    In advance of the 2022 NFL draft, Bryan is joined by Peter Schrager to break down his career in sports media, his transition to television, the NFL draft coverage, and media draft cliches (1:38). Later, Dan Woike joins to discuss reporting on this season's Los Angeles Lakers, from Russell Westbrook joining the team to the post-game interactions between reporters and athletes (44:02). Host: Bryan Curtis Guests: Peter Schrager and Dan Woike Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tiger and the Masters, Instant Obits, and Luring Reporters Back to Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 54:16

    Bryan and David break down Tiger Woods's return to golf, the discourse surrounding his career, and interesting TV moments from the 2022 Masters (10:46). Later, they discuss the awful death of Dwayne Haskins, former NFL quarterback, and weigh in on Adam Schefter's tweets that broke the news (30:44). 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

    Ian Eagle on NBA Announcing, Being a Comedian's Son, First-Game Flop Sweat, and Going 10 Years Without a Mistake

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 74:29

    Bryan is joined by CBS's Ian Eagle to discuss his career as a sports play-by-play announcer. They dive into Eagle's background growing up with a singer mother and a comedian father, discuss his experience announcing basketball at Syracuse to the professional level, touch on Marv Albert's influence, and more! Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Ian Eagle Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering 'WrestleMania,' ESPN Re-Signs the Insiders, and Tiger at the Masters

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 57:12

    Bryan and David are in Fort Worth, Texas, to break down 'WrestleMania 38.' They talk about covering the event, the impact the sport has had on other forms of media, and discuss the art of wrestling (4:29). Later, they discuss the news that ESPN re-signed Adam Schefter and Woj, weigh in on the Tiger Woods tease ahead of the Masters, and touch on more sports reporting (33:05). 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 WWE's Michael Cole on ‘WrestleMania,' His Career in News, Great Announcers of the Past, and the Art of Calling a Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 63:36

    Bryan is joined by WWE announcer Michael Cole in advance of ‘WrestleMania 38.' They discuss Cole's former role at CBS News, his transition to announcing for WWE, the mechanics in calling matches, his relationships with former and current announcers and wrestlers, and much more! Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Michael Cole Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Oscars Win Worst Editing. Plus, the Final Four and “Who Wants to Be an F1 Analyst?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 38:37

    Bryan and David talk through the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars and discuss how the Academy handled the broadcast (3:10). Later, they break down the NCAA tournament and highlight the commoditizing of buzzer-beaters and Cinderella stories (24:58). Then they introduce a new feature, Who Wants to Be an F1 Analyst?, in which they spotlight media types who share the newfound interest in analyzing the sport (29:36). 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

    CNN Dives Into Streaming, Brutally Honest Oscar Ballots, and a Twitter Time Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 37:27

    Bryan and David discuss the new streaming service on the market, CNN+. They break down the content it will provide, including shows featuring Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and more, and then address how this transition will affect the way we consume live news (0:33). Then, they touch on The Hollywood Reporter's "Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No.3," in which another anonymous member of the Academy has come forward to discuss their honest thoughts on the Oscar nominees (20:33). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke 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 Media Tries on Formula One, Free Speech, and a Tribute to ESPN's John Clayton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 54:59

    Bryan and David open by discussing the boom of Formula One in the United States, Netflix, and how this changes the sports-media landscape (1:08). Then, they weigh in on The New York Times' editorial column on free speech, the subtweets, and how this was all handled (27:18). They end by paying respect to ESPN NFL reporter John Clayton (35:57). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The AP's Philip Crowther on Covering Ukraine, Live Shots, and Reporting in Six Languages

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 31:14

    Bryan is joined by Associated Press international correspondent Philip Crowther from Lviv, Ukraine. They discuss Crowther's day-to-day operations, summarizing the news for other countries when recording live shots, covering this war in comparison to others, and more. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Philip Crowther Associated Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Joe Buck to ESPN, Quarterback Media Transactions, 'Broadcast News,' and a Tribute to Brent Renaud

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 62:21

    Bryan and David address the news that Joe Buck will also be leaving Fox to join Troy Aikman at ESPN. (0:26) Then, they weigh in on media involvement surrounding player communications and breaking news, from Aaron Rodgers staying in Green Bay to Russell Wilson being traded to the Broncos (29:10). Later, they pay tribute to journalist and filmmaker Brent Renaud who was killed in Ukraine as well as actor William Hurt, who starred in 'Broadcast News.' Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering the MLB Lockout and Announcer Musical Chairs With the Washington Post's Ben Strauss

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 37:52

    The Washington Post's Ben Strauss joins Bryan to discuss the news that after 99 days the baseball lockout has come to an end. They talk through the weight of the story and how coverage was perceived, break down Major League Baseball's reaction to the lockout, and discuss theories that could potentially influence the coverage of labor issues. Plus, more on Troy Aikman leaving Fox for ESPN and Strauss's paternity leave experience. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Ben Strauss Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ukraine's Media Strategy, Russia's Ban on Journalism, and the Ongoing Coverage of the War in Ukraine.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 45:20

    Bryan and David follow up on the ongoing coverage of the war in Ukraine. They discuss The New York Times' decision to publish a photograph of Ukrainian civilians who were killed as they tried to flee a battle zone, then weigh in on how both countries' media approaches could affect the perception of the war (0:28). Later, they switch gears and touch on the debut of the new HBO show ‘Winning Time,' about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, and discuss the ongoing conversation surrounding Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (23:37). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CBS News's Margaret Brennan on Covering Ukraine, TV News During a War, and Hosting ‘Face the Nation'

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 52:48

    Bryan is joined by CBS's Margaret Brennan following President Joe Biden's State of the Union address and amidst Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They talk through the ongoing war in Ukraine and touch on how the United States is responding. Then, they discuss the responsibility TV news has to its viewers, and break down the preparation and execution involved in Brennan's Sunday show, ‘Face the Nation.' Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Margaret Brennan Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CNN and More on the Coverage of Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 45:00

    Bryan and David discuss the latest coverage developments from the invasion of Ukraine. They break down the “fog of war” and decipher what we can understand from recent reports, weigh in on CNN's on-ground coverage, and discuss media moments surrounding the invasion (0:39). Later, they touch on the sports news that Troy Aikman will be leaving Fox for ESPN's ‘Monday Night Football' (24:10). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Watching the Coverage of the Invasion of Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 31:39

    Bryan and David break down the cable news coverage of the invasion of Ukraine. They discuss first impressions of videos and photos being aired, talk through the type of cable news coverage we're seeing in comparison to the papers, and then specifically dissect CNN's coverage of the events.  Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Russia and Ukraine Coverage, NBA Locker Rooms, and RIP P.J. O'Rourke

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 62:07

    Bryan and David kick off the pod by reacting to coverage about Russia's invasion of eastern Ukraine and discussing the latest war correspondent to capture America's heart (00:50). They then break down Adam Silver's recent comments about restricting locker room access (22:15) and dive into the legacy of satirist P.J. O'Rourke (38:22), before David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline (55:14). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trashy Tabloids and True Crime With Clare Malone and the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 67:57

    Bryan is joined by The New Yorker's Clare Malone to break down The Ringer's new podcast, ‘Just Like Us: The Tabloids That Changed America.' They talk through the era of Bennifer, the evolution of celebrity, and discuss the values of America seen through celebrity media (0:33). Then, Bryan is joined by musician and novelist John Darnielle to dive into the genre of true crime, touch on writing songs vs. novels, and discuss his new book ‘Devil House' (31:52).  Host: Bryan Curtis Guests: Clare Malone and John Darnielle Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Glory Days of Entertainment Weekly and Covering the Olympics With Ty Burr, Owen Gleiberman, and Jason Gay

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 82:47

    Bryan is joined by film critics Ty Burr and Owen Gleiberman to break down Entertainment Weekly dating back to the '90s. They discuss the evolution of the magazine, the environment and culture that Entertainment Weekly fostered, and of course, the letter-grade reviews (0:33). Later, Bryan is joined by The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss his experience covering the Winter Olympics in Beijing. They touch on preparations prior to flying to China, what it's like covering the Games in the middle of a pandemic, and weigh in on why it's important for reporters to be on site (50:51). Additional information: Ty Burr's Watch List (https://tyburrswatchlist.substack.com/) Host: Bryan Curtis Guests: Ty Burr, Owen Gleiberman, and Jason Gay Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Super Bowl Instant Reaction Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 69:13

    Bryan and David react to Super Bowl 56 featuring the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. They touch on Al Michaels's calls throughout the game, the subtle video aspects, all of the Super Bowl commercials, 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

    Live From Radio Row With Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and ESPN's Adam Schefter

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 47:12

    Bryan is live on Radio Row talking with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo from SiriusXM to discuss his career as a sports-radio host, the difference between local and national radio, what it's like covering the Super Bowl, and more (0:19). Later, Bryan is joined by ESPN's Adam Schefter to break down his and Jeff Darlington's Tom Brady retirement news. They then talk through Schefter's past Super Bowl experiences and what he has planned this time around (22:33).  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Chris Russo and Adam Schefter Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Live From Radio Row! Plus, Palin vs. NYT.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 44:57

    Bryan is live from Radio Row to talk with David about the media leading up to the 2022 Super Bowl (0:00). They discuss the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, the Radio Row hierarchy, and the quid pro quos attached to the week (6:43). Later, they break down the ongoing Sarah Palin vs. New York Times libel trial and talk through what we could learn about journalism throughout (25:23). 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

    Al Michaels Revisits the 10 Super Bowls He Called

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 48:29

    Bryan is joined by Al Michaels to break down his past 10 Super Bowls called as we approach Super Bowl LVI, featuring the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. Michaels revisits close games ending in interceptions or stops, discusses working alongside the great John Madden, and talks through what it's like calling Super Bowls with dynasty teams versus games featuring new teams.  Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Al Michaels Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Takes on Tony Romo, the Halftime Show Invasion, Sideline Reports, and Tom Brady's Retirement U-Turn. 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 39:13

    Bryan and David begin the pod by reacting to all of the pronunciations of the word 'Bengals' by TV and sports radio personalities. They then analyze Tony Romo's announcing performance, (3:17) Andy Reid's clock management, (10:47) and the unfortunate CBS half-time show during the Bengals-Chiefs AFC Championship game. They wrap up the pod by dissecting every chapter of Saturday's chaotic media mishandling of Tom Brady's botched retirement announcement (19:21) and look forward to the bevy of hastily assembled Bengals and Rams profiles being written for Super Bowl week. (34:52) Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson on Latin America, War Reporting, and 'Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 62:12

    Bryan is joined by The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson to unpack his career covering topics ranging from stories in the Peruvian jungle to the first democratic election following Peru's 12-year-long dictatorship. They discuss his stint at Time magazine and then talk through his journey covering guerrilla groups in Latin America and eventually, Che Guevara. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Jon Lee Anderson Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More Weekend Football Notes, Media News From Chicago, and the Profile Location of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 63:30

    Bryan and David are back to discuss the weekend full of divisional-round playoff games. They break down the impact these games have had on the audience and touch on Aaron Rodgers's interview with Kevin Van Valkenburg two days before his divisional game as well as Tony Romo's performance (6:42). Then, they address the potential career moves for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, former Cowboys star Troy Aikman, and NBC commentator Al Michaels (25:21). Lastly, in the Notebook Dump, they discuss the news that the Chicago Sun-Times was acquired and will become a nonprofit, touch on Robert Costa leaving The Washington Post for CBS News, and then wrap things up with a new feature called Chyron Copy Editor (39:20). 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

    Carl Bernstein on His First Job, Newspaper Love, a Great Prank, and Scandals That Are “Worse Than Watergate”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 59:04

    Bryan is joined by Carl Bernstein to discuss his career as a reporter dating back to his time as a teenager at the Washington Star. They reflect on the newsroom in the '60s, what it was like covering the Kennedy vs. Nixon presidential election, and how the Watergate scandal compares to recent times. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Carl Bernstein Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    TV Football Breakdown, Media Piss Test, and Netflix Sports Docs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 40:09

    Bryan and David break down media moments from the football-packed weekend, including Drew Brees's reporting, Troy Aikman's Cowboys comment, and Dak Prescott's reaction to his fans throwing trash on the field (0:28). Then they switch gears for another Media Piss Test, where they decide whether Mike Lindell soiled the bit, before reacting to the news of upcoming Netflix sports docs highlighting both tennis and golf (27:46). 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

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