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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.

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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.

    I’m Not a Sticky iPad Kid (with Chris Bosh)

    I’m Not a Sticky iPad Kid (with Chris Bosh)

    This week, NBA legend Chris Bosh joins Drew and Roth to discuss trash talk, pushing athletic limits, and the magic of the last day of school. Plus, a Distraction drinking game courtesy of the Funbag! Bosh’s book, Letters to a Young Athlete, is available everywhere books are sold. Visit Defector.com.

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    • 52 min
    I’m a Baseball Apologist (with Michael Schur)

    I’m a Baseball Apologist (with Michael Schur)

    TV producer Michael Schur joins Drew and Roth to talk about the future of baseball, surfing the dark web, and the challenges of making TV during a pandemic. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And a political round of Dead or Canceled. Schur’s new show, Rutherford Falls, is streaming on Peacock now. Visit Defector.com.

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    • 56 min
    On Behalf of the Goa Tourism Board (with Rohan Nadkarni)

    On Behalf of the Goa Tourism Board (with Rohan Nadkarni)

    Rohan Nadkarni joins Drew and Roth to discuss swim-up bars, Naomi Osaka, out of control NBA fans, and breaking Boston Celtics news. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

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    • 52 min
    Swimming in the Ocean of Time (with Peter Brannen)

    Swimming in the Ocean of Time (with Peter Brannen)

    Drew and Roth talk to Peter Brannen about Boston sports, fava beans, and the downfall of man. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And the extended Guy of the Week universe. Brannen's book, The Ends of the World, is available everywhere books are sold. Visit Defector.com.

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    • 51 min
    I’m Also a Toast Boy (with Albert Burneko and Lauren Theisen)

    I’m Also a Toast Boy (with Albert Burneko and Lauren Theisen)

    This week, Drew and Roth are joined by Albert Burneko and Lauren Theisen for a Double Hater’s Guide to the NHL and NBA Playoffs. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And a Guy of the Week. Visit Defector.com.

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    • 56 min
    I’ve Got Nothing Else (with Will Leitch)

    I’ve Got Nothing Else (with Will Leitch)

    Drew and Roth talk to Will Leitch about writing, miserable golfers, and the eternal appeal of baseball. Plus, questions from the Funbag! Leitch's novel, How Lucky, is available now everywhere books are sold. Visit Defector.com.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Capt Beans ,

Pretty good.

I love listening to Drew and Roth. I find them hilarious. I don’t care at all about sports though, so I skip those parts.

Some prophet ,

It’s worth a listen to

Magary and Roth are funny together.

desparatetofindanickname ,

The Distraction

Drew Magary is even more vacuous live.

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