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From Defector. 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 Stitcher

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    • 4.0 • 1.4K Ratings

From Defector. 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.

    No Plays Off!

    No Plays Off!

    Drew and Roth deliver a vacation episode where they discuss Hollywood impressions, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 36 min
    That's Good Parenting Right There

    That's Good Parenting Right There

    Drew and Roth discuss what's been enjoyable about the NBA Finals, Jack Del Rio's insurrection comments and the Saudi backed LIV Golf league. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 53 min
    No One Who Works At Twitter Uses Twitter (with Matt Levine)

    No One Who Works At Twitter Uses Twitter (with Matt Levine)

    Bloomberg's Matt Levine joins Drew and Roth to discuss Elon Musk's Twitter Acquisition, the Denver Broncos being sold and the state of business media. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 48 min
    You Are The First Person To Say I Wish I Could Still Be A Mets Fan (with Adam Conover)

    You Are The First Person To Say I Wish I Could Still Be A Mets Fan (with Adam Conover)

    Comedian and Actor Adam Conover joins Drew and Roth to discuss the LA Marathon, NBA Finals, LA Dodgers and Adam's Netflix show The G Word. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 53 min
    These Are The Things That Keep You Awake At Night

    These Are The Things That Keep You Awake At Night

    Drew and Roth discuss their trip to Coney Island, the Harry Sidhu Angels stadium scandal, and the NBA conference finals. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 53 min
    I Love His Kinks (with Pablo Torre)

    I Love His Kinks (with Pablo Torre)

    ESPN's Pablo Torre joins Drew and Roth about the demise of the Phoenix Suns, the 76ers Sam Hinkie era, 2022 Eastern Conference Finals, Phil Mickelson and the inner workings of sports media. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

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Wow,how bad was that show?

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Love it

Funny even for the non sports fan.

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Losing Culture Wars is Awkward

Dave Portnoy could fart in a mason jar, cap it, and then announce it’s release time and date and have more people interested in that than Drew’s pathetic opinions.

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