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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. 

    The Joe Biden Semi-Boomlet, the Jerry Jones Photo, and a New Book by Anthony Bourdain

    The Joe Biden Semi-Boomlet, the Jerry Jones Photo, and a New Book by Anthony Bourdain

    Bryan and David kick things off discussing Anthony Bourdain’s biography, ‘Down and Out in Paradise’ (0:33), before weighing in on Joe Biden’s bid for re-election in 2024 against former president Donald Trump (13:44). Then, they address the Washington Post story about Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones and discuss his impact, or lack thereof, in diversifying hiring practices throughout the league (28:21). 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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    • 58 min
    George Lois and the Lost Art of the Magazine Cover

    George Lois and the Lost Art of the Magazine Cover

    Bryan and David are joined by ForbesLife editor Michael Solomon to reflect on the career of George Lois and the lost art of the magazine cover. They discuss the statements Lois made and the influence of his art before running through a number of his most memorable covers, such as Muhammad Ali posing as St. Sebastian, Virna Lisi shaving, Andy Warhol drowning in soup, and more!

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    Guest: Michael Solomon

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 45 min
    Conservative Media vs. Donald Trump, Plus Who Wants to Cover the World Cup?

    Conservative Media vs. Donald Trump, Plus Who Wants to Cover the World Cup?

    Bryan and David address Donald Trump’s announcement that he will run for president in 2024, and discuss which conservative media figures are behind him and which are leaving him behind (9:25). Later, they talk through the ongoing coverage of the World Cup (27:05), before switching gears and discussing Michael Lewis announcing his next very timely book (38:32). 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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    • 50 min
    The Night Everyone Thought Twitter Was Going to Die

    The Night Everyone Thought Twitter Was Going to Die

    In this near-emergency podcast, Bryan and David discuss the madness happening with Twitter and if it could actually shut down. They talk about the reaction to the potential end of the social media site, how the conversation has evolved, and the Musk of it all.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
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    • 33 min
    The 10 Best Media Movies With Sean Fennessey

    The 10 Best Media Movies With Sean Fennessey

    Bryan is joined by The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey to discuss their top 10 media movies, and hand out awards for their Favorite Movie Journalist, Worst Movie About the Media, and more!

    Host: Bryan Curtis

    Guest: Sean Fennessey

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Red Wave That Wasn’t, Trump for Prez (Again), and Revisiting the Fetterman Debate

    The Red Wave That Wasn’t, Trump for Prez (Again), and Revisiting the Fetterman Debate

    Bryan and David revisit the midterm elections and touch on CNN’s loss of viewership compared to the other networks, weigh in on the unexpected results that swayed blue, and discuss both Trump and Biden’s bid for re-election (7:42). Later, they revisit the John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz debate addressing the exit polls from CNN, and more (45:41)! 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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    • 1 hr 3 min

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