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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.

    If You've Seen How Kirk Cousins Cooks Steak That's How Everybody Cooks Chicken

    If You've Seen How Kirk Cousins Cooks Steak That's How Everybody Cooks Chicken

    In This Special Thanksgiving Episode Drew and Roth discuss their favorite appetizers to eat, watching the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, Zach Wilson and the World Cup. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 38 min
    I Wouldn't Do That If I Were Me (with Jason Gay)

    I Wouldn't Do That If I Were Me (with Jason Gay)

    Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay joins Drew and Roth to discuss his new book I Wouldn't Do That If I Were Me: Modern Blunders And Modest Triumphs (but Mostly Blunders). Also, NFL owners and Jeff Passan's latest ESPN story on the Houston Astros. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 54 min
    It's Deeper Than Rap (with Bomani Jones)

    It's Deeper Than Rap (with Bomani Jones)

    ESPN's Bomani Jones joins Drew and Roth to discuss season 2 of his HBO show Game Theory With Bomani Jones, Kyrie Irving's suspension, Daniel Snyder potentially selling the Commanders and Jim Irsay hiring Jeff Saturday. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 50 min
    The Nets Are A Shit Sandwich (with Rohan Nadkarni)

    The Nets Are A Shit Sandwich (with Rohan Nadkarni)

    Sports Illustrated's Rohan Nadkarni joins Drew and Roth to discuss the firing of Steve Nash, dysfunction inside the Brooklyn Nets organization, Daniel Snyder possibly selling the Washington Commanders and NFL trades. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 54 min
    Rolling Out Of Bed And Just Getting Grilled On The Lakers (with Patrick Redford)

    Rolling Out Of Bed And Just Getting Grilled On The Lakers (with Patrick Redford)

    Defector's Patrick Redford joins Drew and Roth for some NBA talk to discuss the Nets, Cavs, Lakers, Timberwolves, Grizzlies and the Warriors. Also, the guys get into their rooting interests for the World Series. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 44 min
    I Told You So! (with Dan McQuade)

    I Told You So! (with Dan McQuade)

    Defector writer and Philly sports fan Dan McQuade joins Drew and Roth to discuss the Phillies in the NLCS, Bob Costas and the upcoming ALCS matchup between the Yankees and the Astros. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 52 min

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