Parker and Grant are joined by CBS Sports' Shehan Jeyarajah to discuss the TCU Horned Frogs' matchup against Georgia in the gosh-darn national championship game. Topics include: -- Shehan bragging about picking TCU to beat Michigan -- Stetson Bennett appreciation and also slander, somehow -- Brock Bowers, haunter of dreams -- Jalen Carter, also a haunter of dreams -- The one slight weakness Georgia may have on defense -- Listener predictions, and best case/worst case Follow Parker on Twitter @statsowar, Shehan @shehanjeyarajah and Grant @grantmcgalliard. FrogsToday.com has all your preview needs for the title game. Go Frogs.
On this episode of the College Football Survivor Show, a special guest joins Doug Lesmerises to give advice about the college bowl season, which kicks off on Friday. Tyler Shoemaker has his own college football ratings system which he uses to analyze games, and he talks with Doug about the bowls in which you should feel the most confident of the winners this season. Why? Well, because you might want to do a bowl pool with your friends. Or you might want to join the College Football Survivor Show with Doug and Shehan group in ESPN.com's Bowl Mania. Sign up for an ESPN account if you need to, find the Survivor Show group, use the password: playoff and you can join the group, make your bowl picks and match wits with the Survivor Show. The winner will get a guest spot on the College Football Survivor Show this offseason. Even if you don't plan to join a pool, this is a great overview of the bowl season, and Tyler drops some knowledge. Thanks for listening to the College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why hello Jane! We're back and better(ish) than ever! We've read the 2022 BOOKER PRIZE WINNER this week, Shehan Karunatilaka's The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. And, wow, do we have a lot of thoughts on it. Espesh Saz. We wash* it down with a 7&7 OC style baybay. Delish. Then we chat our usual swivel, and my god aren't you happy to hear it? We cover ear infections, BLACKPINK, Aftersun, Aftersun, Charlotte, work Christmas parties, Serena William - THE YOOZJH. LOVE YOU, YOU NAUGHTY LITTLE ELVES. (Petition for elf bar to do a Christmas range? Sorry, that's genius. They're litchurally already halfway there with the name alone.) We promise to be here next week. In the meantime, pay us a compliment on insta @readingforattention. We're feeling needy.*Sarah took a method approach and, like Ryan Attwood, doesn't have a 7&7. Him because he was under 21, her because she's her. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Booker Prize is one of the most sought-after awards in the literary world. This year's winner, Shehan Karunatilaka, is not only the second ever Sri Lankan author to win it – he has ties to our very own country. And no, this isn't a case of classic Kiwis grasping on to the tiniest connection... Shehan grew up in Colombo but came to New Zealand to attend Whanganui Collegiate and then study at Massey University in Palmerston North. He's gone from a relatively little-known author to a household name in weeks for his book The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, but still describes himself as a failed cricketer and failed rockstar. Shehan Karunatilaka joined Jack Tame. LISTEN ABOVE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Robert Kirkwood listens back to some winners of the Booker Prize including George Saunders, Richard Flanagan, Eleanor Catton and Marlon James, plus we have the Books of Your Life from this year's winner, Shehan Karunatilaka.
On this edition of the College Football Survivor Show, Shehan Jeyarajah is having flashbacks to 2014 when his soul was sucked from his body by the College Football Playoff Selection Committe, and Doug Lesmerises is having so much trouble with committee thinking, he's talking like British royalty. It's not great. But Shehan and Doug are diving in on the playoff stakes for No. 3 TCU, No. 4 USC and No. 5 Ohio State this weekend. Then they talk about conference title games and what purpose they serve now and in the 12-team playoff world. Thanks for listening to the College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We heard audio from the postgame of the US Men's National Team's win over Iran in The World Cup. Then Shehan Jeyarajah of CBS Sports was on to talk about the upcoming Championship Weekend in college football. Shehan also gave his thoughts on the college football coaching carousel. Then we gave you some Chiefs and Rose Bowl news for The Kicker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this edition of The College Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are looking at the two most important games in the College Football Playoff race: Ohio State-Michigan and Notre-Dame USC. First, they whittle down the field of playoff contenders to seven, and discuss which team at No. 5 is most ready to walk through the door if one of the four most likely playoff teams stumbles. Then it's on to Ohio State-Michigan and the 2 vs. 3 matchup in Columbus. Are the teams more likely to win with what they do best -- the Buckeyes throwing the ball and the Wolverines running it? Or will they have to win with their other versions of offense? Is C.J. Stroud ready for a big game? Will Blake Corum be healthy? And how much better is the Ohio State defense compared to a year ago? Then it's Notre Dame-USC, where Caleb Williams will look to continue his surge in the Heisman race. Can Notre Dame slow down the game like it did against Ohio State? Or is this a bad matchup for the Fighting Irish, as the Trojans are rolling and putting up big points? Doug and Shehan make their picks in each game. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah dive into the two playoff contenders that are most in the mix and that we maybe have thought the least about -- Michigan and USC. Both teams know exactly who they are in very different ways, but will their schemes work at the highest level? To start the pod, though, Doug and Shehan need to narrow the field to the nine teams with remaining playoff chances. That means adding one team to the mix and kicking out three. Normally, only one team is booted each week, but this week required an exception. Doug and Shehan then rank those nine contenders before diving into the Wolverines and Trojans. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are looking at destiny after the release of the second playoff rankings on Tuesday night. Which teams truly are in a situation of making the playoff if they win out, and why are there so many of them? Doug and Shehan rank those contenders and discuss the chances of it happening, from the SEC to the Big Ten to the Pac-12. Plus, one team is kicked out of the playoff mix -- will it be Alabama or Illinois? And will one new team be added to the mix? Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, author Shehan Karunatilaka discusses the inspirations for his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida. It tells the story of a Sri Lankan war photographer, who realises he's in a processing centre for souls in the afterlife and sets out to solve his own murder, which involves leading his friends to a box of incriminating photos under a bed.
In this episode, author Shehan Karunatilaka discusses the inspirations for his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida. It tells the story of a Sri Lankan war photographer, who realises he's in a processing centre for souls in the afterlife and sets out to solve his own murder, which involves leading his friends to a box of incriminating photos under a bed.
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah dive right into a discussion of the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night. What made Shehan and Doug the most angry? Where was the committee right? What mattered the most for the long-term playoff picture? Then Doug and Shehan discuss the Tennessee-Georgia matchup on Saturday and make their picks for the game. And at the end, they kick a team out of the playoff discussion and debate whether to let any other teams in. Finally, they provide their own latest rankings. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida penned by Srilankan author, Shehan Karunatilaka, made him bag the Booker Prize, 2022. The delightful announcement was made on October 17, 2022, in a ceremony held in London. Thus, making him the second Sri Lankan-born author to take this prestigious award home. His novel as described in the ceremony, as "a searing, mordantly funny satire set amid the murderous mayhem of a Sri Lanka beset by civil war." The author was awarded this award, as our neighbouring healed from soaring prices of commodities that lead to a civil uprising. Tune into this fresh episodes of The Wire Talks to listen to our host Sidharth Bhatia's conversation with Shehan Karunatilaka here. Follow Sidharth Bhatia on Twitter and Instagram @bombaywallah andhttps://instagram.com/bombaywallahYou can listen to this show on The Wire's website, the IVM Podcasts website, app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 188 of the #MVPbuzzChat interview series. Conversation between Microsoft Regional Director and MVP Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), and Enterprise Mobility MVP, Shehan Perera (@Shehanperera85), a Microsoft 365 Consultant with Data#3 based in Adelaide, Australia. You can also find this episode on the CollabTalk blog at https://www.buckleyplanet.com/2022/10/mvpbuzzchat-with-shehan-perera.html
The winner of this year's Booker Prize for Literature was Sri Lankan writer, Shehan Karunatilaka - John McLachlan celebrates his mother, the poet Leland Bardwell - New albums by Aoife Neasa Frances, The Mary Wallopers, and Babyface.
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah look at what a 12-team playoff would look like this season. What would be the best first-round matchups? Alabama would have a chance to host a great game. Which teams could spring a playoff upset? Wake Forest might have a shot. And how have conferences seemingly grown into the idea of 12 teams getting in the playoff? The Pac-12 and Big 12 seem ready for this. The playoff won't really expand to 12 until 2024, 2025 or 2026, but the sport is prepared now. First, Doug, Shehan and their Twitter followers kick either UCLA, USC or Oklahoma State out of the playoff mix. And they consider welcoming Oregon to the mix after the Ducks took care of business against UCLA. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Spooky season wouldn't be complete without a chat with the artist of The Autumnal, House of Slaughter, and the upcoming Specs (Boom! Studios) and Denizen (Vault Comics - part of the Nightfall Double Feature), it's Chris Shehan throwing caution to the wind and hunkering down in the Yeti Cave for an in-depth discussion of their journey in comics, and what a journey it has been. Chris gets into all the ups and downs of being a freelance artist and I appreciated their openness. I've also had an early look at Nightfall Double Feature #1 and you are going to want to grab it at your LCS tomorrow October 26th when it hits the stands. Be sure not to play in those piles of leaves out front and listen up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For 25 years Sri Lanka went through a bitter civil war between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority. Earlier this year the country was declared bankrupt and has been facing a major economic crisis, with shortages of medicines, fuel, cooking gas and food. Tens of thousands of people, the vast majority of them peaceful, took to the streets to stage the biggest mass protest in the country's history, storming the presidential office and demanding the resignation of the President. He fled the country in July and a state of emergency was declared. The hub of the social and artistic movement for change was Gota Go Gama in the capital Colombo. One of the artists who was part of this make-shift village is Yasodhara Pathanjali. She told Saroj Pathirana about the art work she created there. Singer songwriter Namini Panchala tells us about her protest song "We all have a common enemy'' and mutli-disciplinary artist Imaad Majeed explains how he's been using the arts to bring communities together. Filmmakers Prasanna Vithanage and Anantharamanan discuss the complexities of putting Sri Lankan stories on screen. Prasanna is one of Sri Lanka's leading filmmakers whose work explores ethnic conflict and Sri Lanka's dark days during the Civil war. Filmmaker Anantharamanan also explores Sri Lanka's conflict in his short films, and his debut feature “The 6th land,” is inspired by the many Tamil mothers and wives, still searching for their missing sons and husbands. Novelist Shehan Karunatilaka has just won one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes, the Booker, for his novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. Shehan tells the BBC's Martha Kearney more about the origins of the story and its links to the history of Sri Lanka. Producers: Andrea Kidd and Kevin Satizabal Carrascal (Photo: A protester in Sri Lanka. Credit: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show there's a lot of action after a wild college football weekend: One team from the Saturday losers of Oklahoma State, Alabama, Penn State and USC is booted from the playoff discussion. Undefeated teams TCU, Ole Miss and Syracuse are all considered as additions to the playoff mix. Tennessee gets a deep dive after its win over Alabama. Is the Vols' pass defense that much of a problem? How deep is their wide receiver group? Who is playing better than Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker? And how fun would an Ohio State-Tennessee matchup in the playoff be? Then Doug and Shehan each rank their 10 playoff contenders as always. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We talk to four of the six Booker shortlisted authors (with the other two coming soon) Percival Everett with The Trees, in which a violent history refuses to be buried. NoViolet Bulawayo with her re-telling of Animal Farm, Glory. Shehan Karunatilaka with his murder mystery The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida And Claire Keegan with Small Things Like These, which is aptly titled as it's the shortest book ever to be on the shortlist.
Emily is a new film starring Emma Mackey (of Sex Education fame) as the author of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë. Emily is as wild as the windswept moorland she lives in; her relationships with her sisters, Anne and Charlotte, her dissolute brother, Branwell, and her lover, the curate Weightman, are as raw as the relentless rain, and as tender as the flashes of sunshine. But writer and Director Frances O'Connor's debut film is very much an imagined life. So, what will reviewers Samantha Ellis, author of a biography of Emily's sister, Anne, and the archaeologist Mike Pitts make of it? Samantha and Mike will also review Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt. The new exhibition at the British Museum brings together more than 240 objects, some shown for the first time, and some very famous -the Rosetta Stone, Queen Nedjmet's Book of the Dead - to tell the story of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Exhibitions about ancient Egypt tend to focus on the dead – mummies, Tutankhamun – this one is about how the Egyptians lived, wrote, and spoke. Lord Vaizey, former Conservative Culture Minister from 2010- 2016 has been appointed Chair of the Parthenon Project advisory panel. He joins Front Row to discuss the campaign to return the “Elgin Marbles” to Greece. Concluding Front Row's interviews with all of this year's Booker Prize shortlisted novelists is Shehan Karunatilaka. He discusses his second novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almedia, a dark satire set against the backdrop of a civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Kirsty McQuire Main Image: Temple lintel of King Amenenhat III, Hawara, Egypt, 12th Dynasty, 1855 - 08 BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum.
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are breaking down four major games Saturday that will affect the college football playoff race. It's Alabama-Tennessee, Penn State-Michigan, Oklahoma State-TCU and USC-Utah that will have ramifications on the playoff mix. Seven of those eight teams were among Doug and Shehan's playoff contenders entering this pod. They break down each game and make their picks, differing on several of them. At the start of the pod, one team is kicked out of the mix. And one from the group of UCLA, TCU and Ole Miss are added to the playoff contenders. Then Doug and Shehan offer their contender rankings at the end. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Drunk Guys have a hangover for seven moons after they discuss The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka. They don't have Blue Moon, but they do have: Hereafter by Threes, Escape by Torch and Crown, Bamboo Torture by Nightmare Brewing, and Grammatical Fiction by Root + Branch.
With Coffey out this week, Fank and Peter recap a tough loss to Oklahoma State, then welcome in national CBS Sports CFB writer Shehan Jeyarajah to talk about the state of the BIg 12 and other topics surrounding CFB as a whole! 00:00 - Intro 01:30 - Oklahoma State 36, Baylor 25: 50K Foot View 06:02 - McLane Stadium Atmosphere 08:29 - Oklahoma State Executed their Plan 11:58 - Defensive Struggles 14:34 - Energy Issues Again 15:47 - Positives: Shapen Solid 19:10 - Hello Monaray Baldwin! 20:58 - Defense Rebounds a Bit 23:50 - Offense Couldn't Finish 27:30 - Welcome Shehan Jeyarajah 30:06 - State of the Big 12 37:48 - Non-Kansas Surprises 47:28 - Shehan's Big 12 Championship Predictions 52:20 - Coaching Carousel 57:09 - Expanded Playoff 1:05:14 - Conference Realignment 1:08:25 - Picks of the Week 1:33:38 - Outro
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are giving a little love to the fringe playoff contenders with paths that aren't quite as clear as the primary teams. They define seven teams as primary contenders, with obvious talent and opportunity, and everyone else is eligible to be viewed as the fringe teams with the best chances. But first, a playoff contender must be booted -- is it Baylor or Utah? Then five teams are discussed as potential additions to the playoff discussion -- Oklahoma State, Kansas, UCLA, Oregon and Ole Miss. Doug and Shehan rank their playoff contenders as usual, and ten discuss six games that matter this weekend, from Alabama-Texas A&M to USC-Washington State to, yes, Texas-Oklahoma. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The college football playoff discussion rolls on with every team in the country looking vulnerable to varying degrees. That leads Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah into a deep discussion of their 10 playoff contenders, including Clemson and USC, which both escaped last week. There is a clear top two teams, and Doug and Shehan agree Ohio State belongs in that mix. One team was kicked out of the playoff discussion, either Baylor or Oklahoma. And Washington and Tennessee were debated as they were considered to be added to the playoff picture after getting through September undefeated. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are ready to show some respect to the best team in the country, with a deep discussion about the Georgia Bulldogs. But first, they have to kick a team out of their group of playoff contenders. Will it be BYU or Baylor? Then then discuss three teams that could be added to the playoff mix: Washington, Oregon and Penn State. Will one get in, two get in, or none of them get in? Then it's onto the Bulldogs, and how quarterback Stetson Bennett is playing at a higher level than last year, tight end Brock Bowers is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the country, and offensive coordinator Todd Monken was a key guy to retain to make it all go. Defensively, the Dawgs are playing three impactful true freshmen among their top 15 defensive players, and balancing great recruiting talent with real development. The result -- is Georgia the new standard in college football? Finally, Shehan and Doug reveal their rankings of playoff contenders to end the pod, then have a quick conversation about dentists. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cyclones enter this game with an undefeated record of 3-0 while the Baylor Bears sit at 2-1. Baylor faced a tough road test in Week 2 at BYU, and we'll soon find out if they learned from their road mistakes. Travis opens the show up talking about what Dave talked about as he plays a clip from Coach Aranda's weekly press conference. Aranda was asked about the expectations of the team and if it has had any affect on them. Aranda goes on to explain the feelings in the locker room at halftime of the Texas State game, and Travis gives his reaction. After, Shehan Jeyarajah joins Please Bear with Me to give his insight. Travis and Shehan will discuss the Texas State game, expectations of this Baylor team at the beginning of the season vs now, what's wrong with the offense, and will look ahead to Iowa State. Shehan explains the challenge the Bears' will face this weekend with one of the best WR's in the Big 12, Xavier Hutchinson. The show ends with Shehan and Travis diving into this week's "Oso or Oh No" segment with questions regarding the Iowa State matchup. Both of the guys think a lot will be learned of Baylor this weekend, and are hopeful of the outcome of the game. Join Please Bear with Me to prepare yourself for a tough Big 12 opener vs the Cyclones. Pinecast - https://please-bear-with-me.pinecast.co/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1275909597?app=podcast&ls=1 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gmHC6MmH3Zxd0CBfsqNIZ Twitter - https://twitter.com/pleasebearw_me?lang=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PleaseBearWithMePodcast/ JOIN THE BANTER: Follow @PleaseBearW_Me on Twitter and Please Bear With Me on Facebook. Please Bear With Me features music performed by Iron Kids. Check out Iron Kids wherever you stream music. This podcast is brought to you by BearsIllustrated. Go to https://247sports.com/college/baylor/ for the very best in Baylor football coverage. Support Please Bear With Me by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/please-bear-with-me
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarjah are going to kick a team out of their college football playoff discussion, and they're going to consider adding one of three team as new entrants to the discussion. So who will go -- Texas A&M or Baylor? Will Kentucky, Michigan State or Oklahoma State be added? But first, there's a big question that encapsulates the college football season so far -- Could BYU beat Alabama? Doug and Shehan dig into that based on Week 2, and then they put both the Crimson Tide and Cougars in context for what's ahead, including BYU's trip to Oregon this week. Then to finish the pod, they rank all their playoff contenders and talk about what teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Georgia, Clemson and USC have done so far this season. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Cronenberg's new film Crimes of the Future is a science fiction body parts horror movie starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux. In a time when pain no longer exists a couple are using organ removal surgery as performance art. Leila Latif reviews and gives a run down on the films being shown at this year's Venice Film Festival, including The Whale and Banshees of Inisherin. Tom Chaplin came to fame as the lead singer of Keane. With the release of his third solo album Midpoint, he talks to Tom Sutcliffe and performs two songs - Gravitational, and Overshoot - live in the studio. We hear from one of the thirteen writers on the Booker Prize longlist, Sri Lankan Shehan Karunatilaka, who's waiting to hear if he'll also be on the shortlist announced tomorrow. His 2010 debut novel, Chinaman, was garlanded with awards, including the Commonwealth Prize. Will his second book, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, also be a winner? Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Nicki Paxman
On this College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shenan Jeyarajah pick their four teams that will make the College Football Playoff and predict their national champions. Last season, both of them got just one playoff team right, and they review their failures on this episode. Will they do better this year? And with a lot of people picking Ohio State and Alabama to make the national title game, Doug and Shehan break down and debate the talent comparison between the two teams. Which team will start more top-100 recruits and more 5-stars? How big is the talent gap on both sides of the ball? Thanks for being part of the second season of the College Football Survivor Show. Catch you next week to talk about the first full week of games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are offering their final position rankings of the preseason. This time it's quarterbacks, as Doug and Shehan rank the quarterbacks on the 11 teams in the playoff mix. There's a tier of quarterbacks that can cause a team to win a national title, and there are five or six of those. There are a few that you can win a national title with. And then there are some real question marks and some playoff-level teams that could be held back by quarterback play. Also, there are two more teams to consider adding to the playoff mix, one suggested by Shehan and one by Doug. Shehan picked Houston, and Doug picked Wisconsin. Did either of them make it? Next week, Doug and Shehan will make their playoff picks. This is one last week to compare the contenders to each other before the season starts. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah discuss two more playoff contenders, both of them independents (for now): Notre Dame and BYU. The teams play each other in Las Vegas on Oct. 8 in Week 6, and they both play multiple games against other major contenders. Notre Dame opens with Ohio State, finishes with USC and also plays Clemson. BYU gets Baylor in Week 2, Oregon in Week 3 and also plays Arkansas. Do both belong in the playoff mix? Just one? Neither? Doug, Shehan and the Twitter followers vote. And then it's ranking the best head coaches for all the playoff contenders, which for now are Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Baylor, Michigan, North Carolina State, Texas A&M, USC and Utah. Where does Kirby Smart belong after a national title? How about Dabo Swinney after a down year for Clemson? And as always, there's a Ryan Day-Lincoln Riley debate. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The award-winning Sri Lankan writer talks to Georgina Godwin about his highly anticipated new book, ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida'. Long-listed for the 2022 Booker prize, the satirical novel follows his critically acclaimed debut, ‘Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew', which established Karunatilaka as one of Sri Lanka's foremost authors.
On this week's College Football Survivor Show, the focus shifts to the Pac-12 as Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah continue to debate adding teams to their preseason mix of playoff contenders. Should USC and Utah join the current group of Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina State, Baylor and Texas A&M? That's the start of the show, and then it's on to ranking all the contenders by how good their pass catchers are, both receivers and tight ends. Pretty easily, some tiers take shape. There are about three contenders with real questions; two that are solid with upside; two that will be good and maybe better than that; and then three teams at the top. Doug and Shehan each offer their rankings while continuing to break down the best teams in the country each week. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
About Ryan Shehan and Ryan Shehan Racing: Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport sophomore Ryan Shehan scored his first F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda win this past weekend in the first race of a triple header at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). The young driver has been a breakout star this season claiming podium after podium and those following him have been waiting with bated breath for this moment. Shehan's first F4 career win comes from a penalty assessed to the winner of race one, moving Shehan into the top position on the results sheets. After crossing the line .038 seconds behind in second place, a post-race call by officials relegated the initial winner down to sixth, and Shehan to the top step of the podium. “It feels really good. Getting that first win is a big deal and gives you a lot of momentum throughout the rest of the season,” explained Shehan, “It has been something that we have been fighting for all season long. With the first win now out of the way, I am hungrier for more and can hopefully close the gap in the points championship.” With two races on the schedule for Sunday, Shehan couldn't let his first win excitement get the better of him. His had to be laser focused as tough competition fought in his rearview mirrors. Starting sixth, Shehan battled to a third-place result in race two on Sunday morning and then added a second-place finish in race three for a triple podium weekend. Standing on all three steps of the podium over the course of three races, the young Texan proved nothing could rattle him and that he is a force to be reckoned with as the series has two event weekends remaining to determine a champion. Motivated to a victory, two new partners joined Shehan on track this weekend via the Pathfinder Program. Members Michael and Stephanie Johnson and Marc and Kristen King were represented on each side of Shehan's car by their names and a Pathfinder logo as they helped fund him to victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Shehan added, “It was the first weekend for two of our new Pathfinders, and to represent them on the top step of the podium with a win, and three podium results in total in their first weekend is such an accomplishment. This weekend is proof that hard work both on and off the track does pay off!”
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are ranking college football contenders by who has the best defense. That discussion comes down to Alabama, Georgia and Clemson, just like it did last year. There is a disagreement -- Doug and Shehan have different defenses at No. 1. But first on the pod, Doug and Shehan discuss which SEC team is third-best in the conference, and the next playoff contender behind Alabama and Georgia? Also, how does the third-best team in the SEC compare to the third-best teams in other conferences? Texas A&M and Arkansas are debated here as the other SEC teams that maybe deserve to be viewed as playoff contenders ... maybe. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's back to the roots on The College Football Survivor Show, as Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah return to the formula they started this show with one year ago: Ranking playoff contenders in various categories, and then voting on whether teams deserve to be discussed as contenders. Last week, it was determined that Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson were sure-thing contenders this season, so they are in the playoff mix. At the start of this show, Doug and Shehan debate whether Baylor and Oklahoma should join that group. Twitter followers get a vote in that as well. Then, they rank all the contenders in who has the easiest path to the playoff? It's a discussion of whether the schedules for teams like Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State could really trip them up. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's nearly time to really dig into the preseason on-field news of college football, with media days for some conferences taking place this week. So Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are taking this week's episode to take one last look off the field, and do something that this show about the college football playoff has wanted to do since it started a year ago: Pick the perfect College Football Playoff Selection Committee. On this episode, Doug and Shehan take turns making nominations to the 13-person committee, choosing specific people and groups of people. For instance, Doug wants to hold a contest to get a fan on the committee. Does Shehan agree? This is a discussion about the people who matter most in college football, and about the way playoff teams are determined. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are placing bets on the season. From national title odds to Heisman Trophy odds, from over-unders on win totals to odds on teams winning at least 10 regular-season games, Doug and Shehan find their favorite bets from around the country and spread around $1000 each of fake money to stake their claims. Most of them have to do with teams that could be in the playoff race, but not all of them. Someone is especially fired up about Coastal Carolina. And there's a direct disagreement on the over-under of one major team. Thanks as always for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah thought they were taking this week off, but the Big Ten, USC and UCLA had other ideas. So the latest episode of The College Football Survivor Show is here to discuss the move of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten and what that portends for the future of college football and the playoff. Doug thinks this means two super leagues -- the SEC and Big Ten -- that will determine their champions how they see fit and then match them for the national title. Shehan is interested in leaving room for other conferences in that mix. But what will happen with Notre Dame, Clemson, Miami, Florida State, Oregon, Washington, Baylor and any major football program not currently in the SEC or Big Ten? Doug and Shehan have ideas. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The College Football Survivor Show has reached its final Power 5 conference playoff preview of the offseason, and it's time to dig into the Pac-12. On this episode, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are joined by Josh Newman of the Salk Lake Tribune to talk about Utah, USC, Oregon and any other teams that might make a playoff dent. What happens if Utah and USC split two matchups this year? Does Oregon have any chance at upsetting Georgia to open the year? Is USC QB Caleb Williams a real Heisman possibility? Are there Heisman dark horses in the conference among some QBs who could put up big stats? Could Oregon State, Washington or UCLA be a spoiler? Is any Pac-12 team really on the rise? In the end, Doug, Shehan and Josh each make their predictions about whether a Pac-12 team makes the playoff. And, to start, they play a fun game (going through every Pac-12 team) called "Is this team supposed to be good at football?" There aren't a lot of Pac-12 teams that say yes. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the last hour of The Program, Soren Petro and Kurtis Seaboldt tell you what you need to know before being joined by CBS Sports College Football writer Shehan Jeyaraja to talk about the state of the sport and gettig you out with The Kicker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com ... it's actually The College Football Survivor Show. That national college football podcast is being dropped in this feed for a day because it's filled with Ohio State talk and is certainly of interest to Buckeye Talk listeners. Doug Lesmerises is joined by his Survivor Show co-host Shehan Jeyarajah and Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com to go through the leading playoff contenders from the Big Ten, the playoff dark horses, the Big Ten game of the year in the playoff race, the leading Heisman contenders in the Big Ten, the Heisman dark horses, and more. Doug and Shehan do The College Football Survivor Show twice a week, and if you have listened, thank you. If you have not listened, this is a little taste and maybe you'll want to try The College Football Survivor Show wherever you find Buckeye Talk. Regardless, this episode matters to Ohio State fans, because every Big Ten playoff discussion is all about the Buckeyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices