180 episodes

Defector's flagship podcast about sports (and movies, and art, and sandwiches, and certain coastal states) from longtime writers Drew Magary and David Roth. Every week, Drew and Roth tackle subjects, both serious and impossibly stupid, with a parade of guests from around the world of sports and media joining in the fun! Roth and Drew also field Funbag questions from Defector readers, answer listener voice mails, and get upset about the number of people who use speakerphone while in a public bathroom stall. This is a show where everything matters, because everyone could use a Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

The Distraction: A Defector Podcast Defector Media

    • Sports
    • 4.4 • 2.4K Ratings

Defector's flagship podcast about sports (and movies, and art, and sandwiches, and certain coastal states) from longtime writers Drew Magary and David Roth. Every week, Drew and Roth tackle subjects, both serious and impossibly stupid, with a parade of guests from around the world of sports and media joining in the fun! Roth and Drew also field Funbag questions from Defector readers, answer listener voice mails, and get upset about the number of people who use speakerphone while in a public bathroom stall. This is a show where everything matters, because everyone could use a Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

    My University of Austin Class on Bloodletting

    My University of Austin Class on Bloodletting

    • 54 min
    The Future of S*****g-Form Reporting

    The Future of S*****g-Form Reporting

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Live From the Bounty House on Radio Row with Matthew Coller

    Live From the Bounty House on Radio Row with Matthew Coller

    • 55 min
    I Am Wearing a Christian Black Metal Hoodie in My Headshot With Jason Kirk

    I Am Wearing a Christian Black Metal Hoodie in My Headshot With Jason Kirk

    • 1 hr
    No One Could Make Fun of Me If I Went to Bed Right Now

    No One Could Make Fun of Me If I Went to Bed Right Now

    • 1 hr
    The Fist Bump That Ages Me 20 Years with Ray Ratto

    The Fist Bump That Ages Me 20 Years with Ray Ratto

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Tmh129 ,

Here for the health updates

Sometimes almost too much sports talk.

jdjdms ,

Guests, please

Big Roth fan, Drew’s just dandy as well. But they both flourish in the company of others. No corner-cutting on the way to excellence!!

Dougefresh55 ,

The best

The episode with Jason Kirk is fantastic, perhaps the only thing that could have been better would be to add more sandwich talk.

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