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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between. 

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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between. 

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

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

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

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

    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
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    • 47 min
    Peyton and Eli Manning Do 'Monday Night Football'

    Peyton and Eli Manning Do 'Monday Night Football'

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

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

    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

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    • 43 min
    Listener Mail on Hatchet Jobs, Trump’s Sports Commentary, and the NFL Network Adding Rachel Bonnetta and Gambling

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

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

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

    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
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