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From Defector Media: Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

The Distraction: A Defector Podcast Defector Media

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    • 4.0 • 1.5K Ratings

From Defector Media: Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

    The Popcorn Sweats (with Kalyn Kahler)

    The Popcorn Sweats (with Kalyn Kahler)

    The Athletic’s Kalyn Kahler joins Drew and Roth.

    • 58 min
    This Episode Is Sponsored By Bareback Sportsbook

    This Episode Is Sponsored By Bareback Sportsbook

    The Distraction is back, it’s back!

    • 58 min
    Look At Us, High Functioning (with Kelsey McKinney)

    Look At Us, High Functioning (with Kelsey McKinney)

    Defector's Kelsey McKinney joins Drew and Roth to discuss the best and worst moments of 2022, their favorite sports person of 2022 and the guys say goodbye to Stitcher. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 53 min
    Undisputed And First Take Are The Men's Version of Real Housewives (with Jemele Hill)

    Undisputed And First Take Are The Men's Version of Real Housewives (with Jemele Hill)

    The Atlantic's Jemele Hill joins Drew and Roth to discuss her book Uphill: A Memoir, how her childhood influenced her writing, her time at ESPN and the current landscape of sports media. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 52 min
    I'm Floored That You're Nick Swardson's Cousin (with Seth Wickersham)

    I'm Floored That You're Nick Swardson's Cousin (with Seth Wickersham)

    ESPN's Seth Wickersham joins Drew and Roth to discuss his latest story on Andrew Luck, Bill Belichick and the status of Daniel Snyder selling the Washington Commanders. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 49 min
    You Know What You Got Into, I'm Watching Sports You Know The Deal Man! (with Tom Ley)

    You Know What You Got Into, I'm Watching Sports You Know The Deal Man! (with Tom Ley)

    Defector Editor In Chief Tom Ley joins Drew and Roth to discuss USA's chances in the knockout round of the World Cup, whether or not Tom Ley is a Broncos fan and remember the list of one and done coaches in NFL history. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Bobbybottleservice ,

Gotta tap out

Fun pod but don’t think I can listen to these guys talk about all the food they eat on every show anymore it’s gross there’s just more to life

JNRCX37 ,

Thursdays are the best days

Because that’s when the new episode comes out each week. It’s the only regularly scheduled thing in my life I look forward to at this point. Aggressively remembering guys.

brad_76 ,

Marvelous

The pod, the blogs, and the comments bring me tremendous joy.

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